EUGENE E. ELMORE, LCDR, USN

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Eugene Elmore '22

Date of birth: June 30, 1900

Date of death: August 9, 1942

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1922 Lucky Bag:

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EUGENE EVANS ELMORE

Anderson, South Carolina

"Gene," "Doc," "Southern."

"SURE, I'll drag. I certainly do enjoy the company of a nice girl."—Can you believe your ears? "Snake" Elmore, newly arrived.

Three years away from home made a great change in "Gene." He still talks incorrigibly Southern. He still retains the dignity, generosity, and self-control which are his chief characteristics. But, thanks to Navy influence, his lack of bad habits has been supplied, and when in New York he knows how to celebrate a Navy Victory.

Literature is his forte. His letters home read like Bacon's essays. He likes fresh air and long walks for exercise; but above all he likes to eat, and when you're hungry he'll bust out a box he got from home, or from town, with a "Want some chow?"

Sub Squad (4, 3, 2).

1922 Elmore LB.jpg

EUGENE EVANS ELMORE

Anderson, South Carolina

"Gene," "Doc," "Southern."

"SURE, I'll drag. I certainly do enjoy the company of a nice girl."—Can you believe your ears? "Snake" Elmore, newly arrived.

Three years away from home made a great change in "Gene." He still talks incorrigibly Southern. He still retains the dignity, generosity, and self-control which are his chief characteristics. But, thanks to Navy influence, his lack of bad habits has been supplied, and when in New York he knows how to celebrate a Navy Victory.

Literature is his forte. His letters home read like Bacon's essays. He likes fresh air and long walks for exercise; but above all he likes to eat, and when you're hungry he'll bust out a box he got from home, or from town, with a "Want some chow?"

Sub Squad (4, 3, 2).

Loss

Eugene was lost when USS Quincy (CA 39) was sunk early in the morning of August 9, 1942 by Japanese surface forces at the Battle of Savo Island. He reported aboard in October 1940.

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by a son, who was old enough to serve during World War II. Eugene has a memory marker in Georgia and another at the Annapolis National Cemetery.

Namesake

USS Eugene E. Elmore (DE 686) was named for Eugene; the ship was sponsored by his widow.

Related Articles

Raymond Hansen '22 was Eugene's roommate; he too was lost in the Battle of Savo Island (while serving aboard USS Vincennes (CA 44). Information from Raymond A. Hansen, Jr. '61 via email on November 6, 2018.


Class of 1922

Eugene is one of 27 members of the Class of 1922 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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