WILLIAM L. GUICE, JR., LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 23, 1917
Date of death: November 13, 1942
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1940 Guice LB.jpg

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:

WILLIAM LEE GUICE, JR.

Biloxi, Mississippi

A ship under way with way on, that's Billy. Whether beating against the wind in his battle with academics, or trying to charm young ladies at the hops, he ships no water, for it's all smooth sailing for Bill. The Southern belle and the beauties of the Gulf Coast are his two favorite topics of discussion. If a man needs cheering up, a watch stood for him, or help of any kind, Bill's the friend in need. A serious minded fellow, he strives always for perfection in self and in job. He's the type of man we'd like to have beside us when the going gets tough. Bill is the kind the Navy always needs.

Loss

Billy was lost in USS Barton (DD 599) during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942.

His parents were listed as next of kin.


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