JULIAN H. LEGGETT, LT, USN
Julian Leggett '28
Date of birth: December 5, 1905
Date of death: March 21, 1941
From the 1928 Lucky Bag:
The Register of Alumni gives only "3/21/1941, northwest side of Oahu island." From the May 1941 issue of SHIPMATE: "Disappeared while swimming (drowned). Northwest Side Island, Oahu, T. H." An article in the newspaper Nippu Jiji the following day had the same information plus that he was a member of USS West Virginia (BB 48)'s wardroom. The article makes clear Julian was swimming from the beach.
In the 1940 Navy Directory he is listed aboard USS New Mexico (BB 40); the April 1941 issue lists him as having died on the date above.
Memorial Hall Error
Julian's loss was tragic, but not operational.