JOHN B. WEEKS, LTJG, USN

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John Weeks '33

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: April 6, 1939

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1933 Lucky Bag:

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JOHN BRADFORD WEEKS

Factoryville, Pennsylvania

"Bud"

Bud, early feeling the call of the sea, packed his grips and left the little town of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, for the Navy.

During his high school and preparatory school years he had tried many different kinds of sports and athletics; football, tennis, skating, and sailing having been his favorites. However, when he reached the Naval Academy he seemed to forget these, for after a brief try at boxing Plebe Summer, he went out for crew. As one of the plebe crew, a member of the "jayvees," and later of the varsity, he has made an enviable record. In spite of this, he often in his spare time bemoaned the lack of strong tennis opponents.

Among his other diversions we find an interest in the fairer sex, a hobby of working on dilapidated wrecks that he calls cars, and, occasionallv, the "academic urge." His one and only ambition is to hunt for wrecked treasure ships. Many an hour will he spend talking about them.

His good qualities are not limited to athletics, for he has a personality that has won for him more friends than fall to the lot of most of us. They are attracted by his unfailing good humor, his sportsmanship, and his willingness to lend a helping hand.

Crew 4, 3, 2, 1; 2 P. O.

1933 Weeks LB.jpg

JOHN BRADFORD WEEKS

Factoryville, Pennsylvania

"Bud"

Bud, early feeling the call of the sea, packed his grips and left the little town of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, for the Navy.

During his high school and preparatory school years he had tried many different kinds of sports and athletics; football, tennis, skating, and sailing having been his favorites. However, when he reached the Naval Academy he seemed to forget these, for after a brief try at boxing Plebe Summer, he went out for crew. As one of the plebe crew, a member of the "jayvees," and later of the varsity, he has made an enviable record. In spite of this, he often in his spare time bemoaned the lack of strong tennis opponents.

Among his other diversions we find an interest in the fairer sex, a hobby of working on dilapidated wrecks that he calls cars, and, occasionallv, the "academic urge." His one and only ambition is to hunt for wrecked treasure ships. Many an hour will he spend talking about them.

His good qualities are not limited to athletics, for he has a personality that has won for him more friends than fall to the lot of most of us. They are attracted by his unfailing good humor, his sportsmanship, and his willingness to lend a helping hand.

Crew 4, 3, 2, 1; 2 P. O.

Life & Loss

Unable to find many details about John's life or loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Career

John began his career aboard USS Astoria (CA 34); he is listed as a member of that ship's wardroom in the 1934 and 1935 Navy Directories. In 1936 he served aboard USS Asheville (PG 21), a gunboat in China; in 1937 he was a LTjg and listed as the ship's engineering officer.


Class of 1933

John is one of 37 members of the Class of 1933 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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