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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: October 4, 1919
Date of death: August 19, 1958
Age: 38

Lucky Bag

1943 Allen LB.jpg

From the 1943 Lucky Bag:


Ashland, Alabama

After knowing him, you cease to wonder why the home-town belles were draped in mourning when Bill left. He got his start that way back in Clay County, where his popularity extended to all maidens on both sides of the mountain. His first love, women, has never been subdivided, but athletics have not been entirely unheeded. In the fall, Butch is out barking signals for the battalion football team, and spring finds him playing Tarzan off the high board in the natatorium. Our most pleasant memories of the Naval Academy are associated with this gay, nonchalant fellow. Here's real officer material and a fine shipmate.

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.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about William's life or loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class Navigation

Class of 1943
William is one of 77 members of the Class of 1943 in Memorial Hall.
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