From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Jump to: navigation, search

Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: July 1, 1931
Date of death: December 20, 1956
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

William does not appear in the 1953 Lucky Bag; he had left the academy before then. He was pictured in the 1951 Lucky Bag, though, as a member of 2nd Company.

William as a 3/c in the 1951 Lucky Bag.


From Find A Grave:

Non graduate member of the US Naval Academy class of 1953. Subsequently commissioned via the Aviation Officer Candidate program. Killed in a training accident at Monterey, CA. Survived by his wife and infant child.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Related Articles

William Tarpley '53 was also in 2nd Company for his 3/c year (before William H. left USNA).

Class Navigation

Class of 1953
William is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.
<< George A Frederick '53 John Foley '53 >>