WILLIAM F. WHALEN, JR., LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||February 20, 1924|
|Date of death:||January 3, 1961|
From the 1946 Lucky Bag:
William Francis Whalen, Jr.
A self-imposed Red Mike, a prolific arguer, and a good guy—that's Willie. Despite the incessant struggle with the academics, life was a pacific existence. Give him a Saturday night poker session, a bit of sailing, an occasional uproarious week-end, or a bit of rollicking camaraderie, and "Chief" was content. Song and devilish good- naturedness, plus a ready carton of skags endeared him to wife and buddies alike. After surviving tortuous years together as youngster and first class, we have a wealth of memories—good luck, Willie.
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.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
|Class of 1946|
|William is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.|
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