WILLIAM C. ROY, JR., LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||December 15, 1919|
|Date of death:||February 26, 1944|
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
WILLIAM CHARLES ROY, JR.
Bill, as he is popularly known among his many friends within and around the Academy, hails from Indiana. Coming from the Fleet, he maintained a high standing and still participated in many sports, earning his letter in cross country Anyone who knows him will tell you that he's a good man to have around, and a swell fellow to live with, so what more could one ask for?
Battalion Track; Foreign Language Club; 1 Stripe.
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
From Hall of Valor:
SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant William C. Roy, Jr. (NSN: 0-123558), United States Navy, was awarded the Silver Star (Posthumously) for gallantry in action while serving as Plotting Officer aboard a United States Submarine during war patrols in enemy-controlled waters during World War II. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 337 (April 1945)
Action Date: World War II
Division: United States Navy Submarine (SS)
|Class of 1942|
|William is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.|
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