MARVIN G. LEE, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: December 3, 1919
Date of death: February 24, 1952
Age: 32

Lucky Bag

1942 Lee LB.jpg

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

MARVIN GORDON LEE

Bud

Bud's theme might well he "Life is a song," for he knows how to enjoy himself regardless of the circumstances. His variety of activities is indication enough of his ability, whether it he singing, debating, acting with the Masqueraders, boxing, running the 440, playing a bridge hand, or dragging a queen. Need it be said that the future holds much for this lad of ability plus.

Boxing 4; Track 4, 2; Log 2, 1; Quarterdeck 4, 2, 1; Boat Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1; Masqueraders 2, 1; 1 Stripe.

The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Marvin's life or loss.

He was involved in an accident from the period, but no details are available. Possible that he was the pilot of a F4U-4 Corsair that crashed in the Caribbean Sea; however, the date (1946) is incorrect. (This website has had incorrect dates—but other correct information—before.)

Marvin is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Bronze Star

From All Hands, December 1951:

LEE, Marvin G., LCDR USN: For meritorious achievement as air intelligence officer on the staff of Commander Carrier Division Three, embarked in USS Valley Forge, during operations against enemy forces in the Korean area from 1 Jul to 14 Aug 1950.


Class Navigation

Class of 1942
Marvin is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.
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