LEWIS B. PRIDE, JR., ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lewis Pride, Jr. '41

Date of birth: April 21, 1918

Date of death: December 7, 1941

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Lewis was lost when USS Oklahoma (BB 37) was sunk on December 7, 1941 by Japanese aircraft during the raid on Pearl Harbor.

His body was recovered but not identified until 2015. He is now buried in Kentucky. He was survived by his parents.

Namesakes

USS Pride (DE 323) was named for Lewis and was sponsored by his mother.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5480 is named in Lewis' honor.

Pride Elementary School and a street in Madisonville, KY are also named for him.


Class of 1941

Lewis is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.