From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Reginald Proseus, Jr. '40

Date of birth: November 28, 1917

Date of death: July 26, 1944

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Prosie was lost when USS Robalo (SS 273) sank on July 26, 1944, possibly by a mine. Only four men survived the initial sinking, but they were captured and did not survive to tell what they knew of the loss.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Memorial Hall Error

Memorial Hall lists him as a LT, but multiple other sources have him as a LCDR.

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Charles Fell '34 and Herman Gerdes, Jr. '44 were also lost when USS Robalo (SS 273) was sunk.

Class of 1940

Reginald is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 on Virtual Memorial Hall.