WALTER M. STRAUB, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Straub '42

Date of birth: December 6, 1919

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Walter was lost when USS Atlanta (CL 51) was sunk on November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

He has a memory marker in Pennsylvania.

Namesake

USS Straub (DE 181) was named for Walter; his mother was the ship's sponsor.


Class of 1942

Walter is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.