WALTER L. SHAFFER, LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||April 11, 1916|
|Date of death:||November 16, 1944|
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
WALTER LEVIS SHAFFER
From a moderately sized town nestled in one of Pennsylvania's valleys came Walt to commence his career in the Navy. A young man of ability there, he has not changed in the transplanting. His interests are of a varied nature, and his forte, athletics. In entering the Navy, he has diverted his tenacious and energetic personality into a field wherein it is bound to flourish. Possessed of a fiery yet commanding loquaciousness and a pen of flowing expertness, his capacity for self-expression should lead him far in the attainment of his ambitions, which are as abundant and as well founded as his abilities.
Legion of Merit
On Eternal Patrol says he was twice awarded the Legion of Merit, but unable to find citation.
|Class of 1940|
|Walter is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.|
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