From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Pierce '28

Date of birth: November 24, 1905

Date of death: September 20, 1937

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1928 Lucky Bag:


Unable to find any details of Robert's loss. The Register of Alumni gives only "LTjg, 9/20/1937, Canacao, PI". The 1937 Navy Directory has him listed "S/M base, Pearl Harbor, T H". (Believe "S/M base" is ship or submarine maintenance activity.)

Robert is buried in Arlington National Cemetery and was survived by his widow and at least one child: Frank Cushman Pierce.

Memorial Hall Error

Find A Grave records his headstone as "LTJG"; the Register of Alumni and newspaper article from 1958 also give this rank. Memorial Hall has LT.

Class of 1928

Robert is one of 17 members of the Class of 1928 in Memorial Hall.