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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: March 9, 1930
Date of death: January 17, 1955
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

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From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Eunice, Louisiana

Robert Dale came to the Severn Shores after a two year interval at Louisiana State University. At Navy, Dale showed his strong determination and even stronger perseverance; because of those two factors he came out on top of all of his undertakings. Sportsically Dale showed an active interest in gymnastics, football, and basketball. His interests were not confined to athletics alone but were equally shared by aviation; and it was in aviation he decided to serve the Navy after graduation. The fellah's personality had a warm fresh appeal which made him a favorite in bull sessions; his will to win made him tops as a leader.

He was also a member of the 5th Battalion staff for the fall set and the 18th Company staff for the spring set.


Robert was lost when his jet training aircraft crashed near Corpus Christi on January 17, 1955.

He is buried in Louisiana.

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