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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: March 11, 1921
Date of death: November 10, 1944
Age: 23

Lucky Bag

1944 Raber LB.jpg

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Warren Howard Raber

Norfolk, Virginia

"Ducky" will be remembered by a few as "that big quiet guy"; by others as "that conscientious, steady fellow who was always able to get things done"; and by still others, as "that dammed Fourth Battalion tackle." But those who really knew him will always see him as the old familiar friend who would pick up the "sack" when it was dropped in his lap by a classmate and finish the job dependably without thinking out loud. Outside of the women whom he was constantly fighting off (except of course the O.A.O. who traditionally played hard-to-get), he had few entangling alliances save with the Navy.

The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Warren's life or loss. He is listed with other wartime combat losses, but without any amplifying information. From Naval History: "RABER, Warren Howard, Lieutenant (jg), USN. Wife, Mrs. Nell Margaret Raber, 315 Wayne Ave., Oakland, Calif”. However, he is not listed on the killed in action panel in Memorial Hall.

He is buried in Virginia; his headstone reads "Killed in action Southwest Pacific. Reinterred Feb 6 1949"

Class Navigation

Class of 1944
Warren is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.
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