WALTER D. RUPERT, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Rupert, Jr. '43

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: May 28, 1945

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Walter was lost on May 28, 1945 when USS Drexler (DD 741) was sunk by two kamikaze attacks. One hundred fifty seven other men were killed; fifty-two were wounded.

Memorial Hall Error

Walter is listed without "Jr." on the killed in action panel in the front of Memorial Hall.


Class of 1943

Walter is one of 81 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.