VIRGIL H. TRAXLER, JR., ENS, USN
Virgil Traxler, Jr. '43
Date of birth: May 11, 1920
Date of death: November 13, 1942
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1943, PAGE FIVE
NAVAL OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION First listed as "missing at sea" late last fall, Ensign Virgil Harold Traxler Jr., has now been announced as "killed in action" according to an Associated Press news release yesterday from Washington.
A graduate of Annapolis in June, 1942, Ensign Traxler was stationed at Norfolk, Va., until ordered to sea in August of that same year. On duty aboard the American cruiser, USS Juneau, he was listed as missing when that vessel was sunk by enemy action during the battle of the Solomons last November.
Ensign Traxler, son of V.H. Traxler of Washington, D.C., was married Aug. 1, 1942, in Norfolk, to Marjorie Jean McCollough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon M. McCullough, 3443 Seventeenth avenue south. She resided here until March, when she left to take up defense work at Mansfield, O.
Crew member of the USS Juneau (CL-52)