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Lucky Bag

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From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

William Vincent Rafferty, Jr.

East Orange, New Jersey

Never can it be said that Bill Rafferty wasted a spare moment during his three years at the Academy. A glance at some of his achievements will prove that he was red-blooded, in addition to being red-headed and a confirmed "Red Mike." An outstanding member of the track and gym teams, he practiced diligently his rope climbing and pole vaulting with one thought in mind: to crack the existing record. He excelled in academics even though diverted by his many extra-curricular activities. Painting, etching and photography helped make his Academy life complete. As a well-rounded officer, Bill will be a welcome shipmate.

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.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about William's life or loss. He appears in the obituary of his sister, but there are no details.

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Benjamin Vaughan ’44 was also on the gymnastics team.

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