MELVIN G. SHIMER, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||1926|
|Date of death:||September 18, 1958|
From the 1951 Lucky Bag:
Melvin Galliner Shimer
St. Joseph, Missouri
Born and bred in St. Joseph, Missouri ... as a boy Mel always dreamed of a military life . . . rising progressively from commander-in-chief of a pair of mules in ole Missouri through a two-year hitch in the Marines, he came to Navy to really top off his military career . . . when it came to dishing out sports, Mel tried them all, but could not find one he really liked so settled down with a deck of cards and a record of Semper Fidelis as extra-curricular activities . . . his favorite pastime is a blonde from Baltimore . . . had his heart set on a commission in the Gyrenes . . . the Air Force looks good. . . will probably end up there.
He was also a member of the 17th Company staff (winter).
|Class of 1951|
|Melvin is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.|
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