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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 4, 1924
Date of death: May 23, 1956
Age: 31

Lucky Bag

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William Floyd Armstrong is listed among those “gone but not forgotten.” This appears to be a mistake; he has a first class biography and is listed in the 1946 Naval Academy Register as graduating 258th of 1047 midshipmen.

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

William Floyd Armstrong, Jr.

Enid, Oklahoma

It was inevitable that this lad from the wilds of Oklahoma should acquire the nickname "Wild Jack." Possessed of a keen, logical mind, Jack formed opinions on many controversial subjects and rarely failed to convince others. Academics never bothered him, nor he them; nevertheless he was able to help his less fortunate wife on many occasions. Model Club work, sailing, chess, and dragging took up much of his time, as did boxing and managing the basketball team. His career as an officer will undoubtedly show an ability to meet the most exacting standards.

The Class of 1946 was graduated in June 1945 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. His middle name is Floyd; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class Navigation

Class of 1946
William is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.
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