WALTER B. SHROUT, LCDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 24, 1918
Date of death: August 5, 1948
Age: 30

Lucky Bag

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From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

WALTER BASCOM SHROUT

Sharpsburg, Ky.

Bob's invariable comment to any conversation is "What's that got to do with making moonshine down in Kentucky?" No one has found out! He stood one in his class for eleven out of twelve years, and tied for first place the extra year. (The fact that there were only six in the class had nothing to do with his showing!)

His impulsiveness is shown when he studies one night—then quits for a week. Study hour usually finds "Pinkie" doing stoopfalls or wrestling with Butch. When the name Pinkie is mentioned, the plebes shudder, but the upper classes recall some funny incidents in which Bob was the hero.

They say you can't have your cake and eat it, but if you watch Bob in action at the table, and inspect his locker almost any time, you can easily see the fallacy of that old proverb. Girls! Well, there was the time he wrote six girls in his home town to send him a picture. The girls got together and he's been having trouble ever since!

Battalion Wrestling 3, 2, 1.

The Class of 1941 was the first of the wartime-accelerated classes, graduating in February 1941.

Loss

Walter was lost on August 5, 1948 in an aircraft crash. Unable to find any further details.

He is buried in Kentucky.


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