STANWIX M. WILLIAMS, LTJG, USN
From the 1948-B Lucky Bag:
STANWIX MAYFIELD WILLIAMS
DENMARK, SOUTH CAROLINA
A true southerner . . . clinging to all the traditional beliefs and pride of the old South . . . coming from an early life on a semi-plantation he brought with him a yen for agriculture and the usual set of muscles characteristic of that life . . . the muscles were quite handy when he went to school in Washington . . . not one to let the big boys run over him he spent a lot of time letting them know his feelings . . . discovering that wrestling was really a fine sport and trying his luck after coming to the Academy with a different objective in view . . . that of striving to improve his physique with the addition of weight-lifting ... a non-smoker . . . did not imbibe in the pleasures of alcohol ... a healthy appetite kept his weight a little too high for the results training normally gave. A normal affinity for members of the opposite sex ... a fair collection of pictures . . . the friend who came through with blind drags that prompted no complaint . . . life of the party type. His most distinguishing trait was an antagonistic sense of humor . . . not one to mince words . . . always ready to start an argument ... a few years in the air corps and then life as a gentleman farmer are his aims.
Stan was on the wrestling team and participated in the Chess Club. He graduated from the 14th Company with the class of 1948-B in June 1948. (The top half of the class academically, designated 1948-A, graduated in June 1947 as the last wartime-accelerated class.)
Can't find anything on Stanwix's loss, except that it was an aircraft accident on August 15, 1955.
It appears he was survived by his mother and sister. His dad died when Stanwix was two.
|Class of 1948|
|Stanwix is one of 46 members of the Class of 1948 in Memorial Hall.|
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