HENRY R. DOZIER, CDR, USN

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Henry Dozier '27

Date of birth: June 10, 1903

Date of death: November 5, 1944

Age: 41

Lucky Bag

From the 1927 Lucky Bag:

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Henry Robert Dozier

Omaha, Nebraska

"Hank" "Doz"

HANK'S first appearance is very striking. You see a neat, well-groomed young man, medium in height and broad of shoulders. He came to the Academy after a high school course and one year of college work at Creighton University in Nebraska. His previous military training won him a place as adjutant in our Plebe Summer organization. He is very athletic, a devotee of football, basketball and lacrosse, but an injury has held him up in this line of activity.

No, don't give up hope yet, ladies. He was a confirmed woman-hater during his first two years, but after trying unsuccessfully several times, his luck changed and since then he has been quite a ladies' man. Paris and London helped to bring about this change for the worse. Hank is inclined to be brilliant in his studies but doesn't allow them to interfere with his education. A trace of Southern blood causes him to lay aside his books when there is something more interesting on the program. His easy-going pleasant manner has won him numerous friends both in and out of the service. A touch of Satan often causes him to get in trouble, but being a politician, he manages to smooth things over and come out on the top. To sum him up, Hank is a real man, good-natured, strong, both physically and mentally, and above all a good roommate which covers a multitude of sins.

Football: A Squad (4, 3) B Squad (1) Class Numerals (4); Lacrosse: A Squad (1) Navy Numerals (4); Basketball: A Squad (4, 3) B Squad (1) Navy Numerals (4).

1927 Dozier LB.jpg

Henry Robert Dozier

Omaha, Nebraska

"Hank" "Doz"

HANK'S first appearance is very striking. You see a neat, well-groomed young man, medium in height and broad of shoulders. He came to the Academy after a high school course and one year of college work at Creighton University in Nebraska. His previous military training won him a place as adjutant in our Plebe Summer organization. He is very athletic, a devotee of football, basketball and lacrosse, but an injury has held him up in this line of activity.

No, don't give up hope yet, ladies. He was a confirmed woman-hater during his first two years, but after trying unsuccessfully several times, his luck changed and since then he has been quite a ladies' man. Paris and London helped to bring about this change for the worse. Hank is inclined to be brilliant in his studies but doesn't allow them to interfere with his education. A trace of Southern blood causes him to lay aside his books when there is something more interesting on the program. His easy-going pleasant manner has won him numerous friends both in and out of the service. A touch of Satan often causes him to get in trouble, but being a politician, he manages to smooth things over and come out on the top. To sum him up, Hank is a real man, good-natured, strong, both physically and mentally, and above all a good roommate which covers a multitude of sins.

Football: A Squad (4, 3) B Squad (1) Class Numerals (4); Lacrosse: A Squad (1) Navy Numerals (4); Basketball: A Squad (4, 3) B Squad (1) Navy Numerals (4).

Loss

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Henry was drowned on November 5, 1944 when he fell overboard from an unnamed aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He had recently transferred from USS Yorktown (CV 10).

He earned his wings as naval aviator #3679 on July 28, 1930.

Harry's wife was listed as next of kin. He was also survived by his four children.


Class of 1927

Henry is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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