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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 11, 1928
Date of death: May 24, 1953
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1951 Sessions LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Louis Walker Sessions

Lake Village, Arkansas

Louis, known to all his classmates and friends as Lou, came to Navy via Marion Institute where he first donned a uniform . . . according to Lou . . . very good natured and slow to anger . . . anxious to help any who sought his counsel and aid . . . has been known to have many clutch subjects. . . good natural recipient of practical jokes by his classmates . . . aided materially in keeping us from breaking down under the strain when the academics were roughest . . . tempers his ready wit with a diligence which will prove to be in his favor as the years go by. . . will go far in his chosen field and will certainly always be an asset anywhere.


Louis was lost when the T-33 Shooting Star he was piloting crashed near Pilot Point, Texas, on May 24, 1953.

He was survived by his parents, three brothers, and a grandmother; he is buried in Arkansas.

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Class of 1951
Louis is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.
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