CORNELIUS D. O'SULLIVAN, LTJG, USN

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Cornelius O'Sullivan '42

Date of birth: April 27, 1919

Date of death: March 15, 1943

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

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CORNELIUS DION O'SULLIVAN

Napa, California

Sully, Curly, O'Banion

Born in San Francisco, Sully began college life at the University of California and has had little trouble standing at the top of the class. Sully climaxed four years of crew by becoming the Academy's No. 1 oarsman and captain. His unruly hair has been a problem, but he manages to divert attention with his contagious smile. Make one derogatory remark about California and you will have a fighting Irishman on your hands.

Football 4, 42; Crew 4, 3, 2, 1, N, Captain; Stars 4; Orchestra 4, 2; 4 Stripes.


The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

1942 O'Sullivan LB.jpg

CORNELIUS DION O'SULLIVAN

Napa, California

Sully, Curly, O'Banion

Born in San Francisco, Sully began college life at the University of California and has had little trouble standing at the top of the class. Sully climaxed four years of crew by becoming the Academy's No. 1 oarsman and captain. His unruly hair has been a problem, but he manages to divert attention with his contagious smile. Make one derogatory remark about California and you will have a fighting Irishman on your hands.

Football 4, 42; Crew 4, 3, 2, 1, N, Captain; Stars 4; Orchestra 4, 2; 4 Stripes.


The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.

Loss

Cornelius was lost when USS Triton (SS 201) was sunk by Japanese destroyers on March 15, 1943.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1942

Cornelius is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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