WALTER D. RUPERT, JR., LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||unknown|
|Date of death:||May 28, 1945|
From the 1943 Lucky Bag:
WALTER DAVID RUPERT, JR.
Bone consistently and you can crack the toughest subjects, is Jake's philosophy. Maybe he is an exception to the rule, but here is the man that practices his philosophy. We all know that a fellow has to have patience to stick to the job, and, although, at times, the present looked bleak, the future, plus his desire to rate the one who was rooting from the outside, gave him the impetus to keep plugging at his work. With characteristic perseverance and a love for the game, he became one of the baseball teams star performers while holding down the hot spot. Jake's desire for a long career in the Navy has realized its first step.
He was a member of the Lucky Bag staff.
The Class of 1943 was graduated in June 1942 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.
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.
|Class of 1943|
|Walter is one of 79 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.|
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