WILLIAM L. MCCARTY, MIDN, USN
William McCarty '17
Date of birth: 1893
Date of death: August 15, 1915
William Luther McCarty was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kentucky on June 26, 1913 at age 19 years 7 months. His death is recorded on August 15, 1915 in the Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1915-1916, but no details are given.
William has a page dedicated to his memory in the Class of 1917 Lucky Bag, though it provides no photograph or details beyond the date of his death.
William died of spinal meningitis on August 15, 1915, while aboard Ohio for the summer Practice Cruise.
He is buried in Kentucky.
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