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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 12, 1917
Date of death: November 13, 1942
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

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From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Ronbury, Massachusetts

Tom proudly claims Boston (and more distantly, Ireland) as places of previous residence. Evidences of both appear frequently — the former in a broad accent and the latter in a love of Irish ballads and a yearly shamrock from the old country. Boston Latin School and Boston College gave him a background of the classics and high ideals which have remained with him. Tom's greatest source of entertainment is conversation. An avid reader of editorials, his hobby is current events, especially international affairs. Secret belief — that the world lost a good prosecuting attorney in exchange for a naval officer.


Tom was lost in USS Juneau (CL 52) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

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