ROGER V. PARLETT, JR., LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: September 5, 1917
Date of death: May 5, 1948
Age: 30

Lucky Bag

1940 Parlett LB.jpg

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

ROGER VINTON PARLETT, JR.

Tucson, Arizona

Out of the west came "Arizona Pete," that laughing two gun kid. We know him now as an easy going, cheerful, and friendly classmate and will see him later as a fine officer. Playing football, writing stories, building model airplanes, inventing contraptions, or repairing our watches — his accomplishments are numerous and varied. Easy to know and easier to like. Pete is a valuable addition to any "bull" session. Though seldom seen dragging, he divides his affections among many. His two weaknesses are "the wide open spaces" and sleeping. His shipmates will find him a congenial pal and a true friend.

Loss

Roger was lost in an aircraft accident on May 5, 1948. It appears from fragmented scans that it may have been during testing in Virginia.

He has one a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery and another in Arizona.


Class Navigation

Class of 1940
Roger is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.
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