THOMAS W. MARSHALL, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Marshall, Jr. '30

Date of birth: December 22, 1906

Date of death: February 28, 1942

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:


Loss

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Thomas was lost when [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Jacob_Jones_(DD-130) USS Jacob Jones (DD 130) was torpedoed on the morning of February 28, 1942 by U-578 off the coast of Delaware.

His father was listed as next of kin. He was also survived by a brother, who retired from the Navy as a Commander.

Biography

From Destroyer History:

Lt. Comdr. Thomas W. Marshall, Jr., born 22 December 1906 in the District of Columbia, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned ensign 5 June 1930. Prior to 1939 he served in Nevada, Marblehead, Houston, John D. Ford and S-42.

On 15 June 1939 he joined Jacob Jones as executive officer. Lt. Comdr. Marshall was killed when Jacob Jones was sunk by enemy torpedo off Cape May, N.J., 28 February 1942.

Namesake

USS Marshall (DD 676) was named for Thomas.


Class of 1930

Thomas is one of 42 members of the Class of 1930 in Memorial Hall.