From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lawrence Amburgey '44

Date of birth: April 30, 1921

Date of death: June 18, 1945

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Lawrence was lost when his USS Bonefish (SS 223) was sunk with all hands by Japanese surface forces on June 18, 1945 in Toyama Bay, Honshu, Japan.

He has a memory marker in Kentucky.

According to the obituary of his wife, "Josie" Cross, he was on his first combat patrol with Bonefish. His service number was O-282821. On Eternal Patrol lists him with the Bronze Star medal; unable to find a citation.

Class of 1944

Lawrence is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.