RICHARD W. MEYERS, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Meyers '36

Date of birth: March 12, 1914

Date of death: March 1, 1942

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Richard was lost when USS Edsall (DD 219) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 by Japanese surface and air forces. He was the ship's 1st Lieutenant.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Indiana. (Note that his memorial marker has a different date; unclear why this would be. All other records have the date of Edsall's sinking as his date of loss.)


Class of 1936

Richard is one of 39 members of the Class of 1936 in Memorial Hall.