SAMUEL H. HUNTER, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Samuel Hunter, Jr. '38

Date of birth: August 20, 1914

Date of death: December 10, 1941

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Samuel was killed by a bomb that impacted USS Sealion (SS-195), moored next to his submarine (USS Seadragon (SS 194)), in Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, on December 10, 1941.

He was the first American submarine casualty of the war.

Samuel is buried in the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial; his father was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1938

Samuel is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 in Memorial Hall.