From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Torrey Eaton '41

Date of birth: November 7, 1919

Date of death: October 26, 1942

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:


Torrey was one of 57 men lost aboard USS Smith (DD 378) on October 26, 1942 when the ship was heavily damaged by attacking aircraft while screening USS Enterprise (CV 6) and USS Hornet (CV 8). The ship was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for her action that day.

He has a memorial plaque and a stained glass window in California. The plaque appears to have a duplicate in New York. His wife was listed as next of kin.

Class of 1941

Torrey is one of 60 members of the Class of 1941 on Virtual Memorial Hall.