MAX A. WERNER, III, LT, USN
Max Werner, III '67
Date of birth: July 16, 1945
Date of death: July 5, 1973
From the 1967 Lucky Bag:
Max died in a motorcycle accident in Austin, Texas, while attending law school. He had resigned his commission in 1971.
From researcher Kathy Franz: "Max’s brother died two weeks earlier in a traffic accident. A memorial service was held July 7 at Mission Funeral Home Chapel. Parents were Mr. and Mrs. Max A. Werner, Jr. His father was president of the Whiskey Road Development Fund in Aiken, South Carolina."
From researcher Kathy Franz:
Max graduated from Aiken High School in 1963. Winner of Talent Show 1; Student Council 1, 2; Track 2; HORNET Staff 2, 3; Mascot 2, 3; French Club 2, 3; Soccer 3; Block “A” Club 2, 3; Cafeteria Staff 3; Senior Class Play; Dramateers; H. R. Officer.
In the 1962 yearbook – The HORNET CLOWN himself was chosen as Hornet football mascot.
All of the photos below are from his high school yearbook.
Memorial Hall Error
His loss does not meet the criteria for inclusion in Memorial Hall. The Class of 1967 50th Anniversary book also notes he was honorably discharged in June, 1971, two years prior to his death. Suspect the confusion came via the May 1974 issue of Shipmate, which gives his rank as LT, USN, but notes in the middle of the obituary that he had left the Navy.