WILLIAM R. BULLOCH, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
William Bulloch '44

Date of birth: November 11, 1921

Date of death: November 21, 1951

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

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William Robert Bulloch

Dermott, Arkansas

If you wished to meet a true Southern gentleman of fine and deep character, with kindness and sympathy in his personality, a man capable of doing the difficult tasks and doing them well, you could go to Bill Bulloch. A man who played hard and worked harder, smiled when he succeeded and laughed when he lost, he was a fine roommate and staunch friend. Bill was an interesting and logical conversationalist; his sound thinking prevented him from giving an opinion until it could be thoroughly substantiated. Arkansas gave Hollywood Bob Burns, and the Naval Academy Bill, a one-man Chamber of Commerce.


The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

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William Robert Bulloch

Dermott, Arkansas

If you wished to meet a true Southern gentleman of fine and deep character, with kindness and sympathy in his personality, a man capable of doing the difficult tasks and doing them well, you could go to Bill Bulloch. A man who played hard and worked harder, smiled when he succeeded and laughed when he lost, he was a fine roommate and staunch friend. Bill was an interesting and logical conversationalist; his sound thinking prevented him from giving an opinion until it could be thoroughly substantiated. Arkansas gave Hollywood Bob Burns, and the Naval Academy Bill, a one-man Chamber of Commerce.


The Class of 1944 was graduated in June 1943 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

John was lost on November 21, 1951 when his F4U-4B Corsair crashed near NAAS Oceana while conducting bomb and strafing practice.

From researcher Kathy Franz: "Father was William, a farmer; mother Cora, sister Margaret. William married Dorothy Louise Ward on 3/24/1946, and their son was named William III. She was a secretary who died 2/12/2014."


Class of 1944

William is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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