WALTER D. RUPERT, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Rupert, Jr. '43

Date of birth: November 2, 1920

Date of death: May 28, 1945

Age: 24

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.

He was survived by his father, Walter Sr., and his mother, Ethel.



Class of 1943

Walter is one of 83 members of the Class of 1943 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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