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|LBText=Home town papers please copy — "Brooklyn's Boast Makes Good." Lorry has certainly been an asset to the Naval Academy in more ways than one. His natural frankness and candour, coupled with his innate sense of the fitness of things have won him a host of friends. The more deadly of the species have responded to his unsophisticated charm of manner and his swirling brown eyes, but statistics show that they do all the worrying.  
 
|LBText=Home town papers please copy — "Brooklyn's Boast Makes Good." Lorry has certainly been an asset to the Naval Academy in more ways than one. His natural frankness and candour, coupled with his innate sense of the fitness of things have won him a host of friends. The more deadly of the species have responded to his unsophisticated charm of manner and his swirling brown eyes, but statistics show that they do all the worrying.  
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Academically speaking, Lorry has few troubles. He received his baptism of fire at Cornell University, and has flown Sail-Hypo-William ever since the Executive Department stepped a few fast rounds with him Youngster Year, from which he came up bloody but unbowed.  
 
Academically speaking, Lorry has few troubles. He received his baptism of fire at Cornell University, and has flown Sail-Hypo-William ever since the Executive Department stepped a few fast rounds with him Youngster Year, from which he came up bloody but unbowed.  
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Athletics have received his attention. Lacrosse interfered with his smoking; so he focused his efforts on shooting. He was a welcome addition to the Navy gunmen, and his refreshing sense of humour and novel remarks have done much to build up the spirits of the teams.
 
Athletics have received his attention. Lacrosse interfered with his smoking; so he focused his efforts on shooting. He was a welcome addition to the Navy gunmen, and his refreshing sense of humour and novel remarks have done much to build up the spirits of the teams.
 
|LBECAs=''Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 Small Bore Rifle 4, 3 r31t; rNt; rNAt 1 P. O.''
 
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He earned his wings as naval aviator #4063 on October 24, 1934. He was survived by his wife, whom he had married six months before his loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
He earned his wings as naval aviator #4063 on October 24, 1934. He was survived by his wife, whom he had married six months before his loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
  
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Lorenz Forbes '31

Date of birth: November 4, 1909

Date of death: February 13, 1937

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1931 Lucky Bag:


Loss

1931 Forbes 1.jpg

From Find A Grave:

13 February 1937: Deceased was piloting USN plane to Naval Air Station, San Diego, Calif., from Yuma, Arizona, on a duly authorized airplane flight completing a transcontinental trip from Norfolk, Va. He encountered extremely adverse weather in crossing Laguna Mts. and crashed near Laguna Lakes, Calif. Plane was a total wreck. Body in terribly mangled condition: FORBES, Lorenz Quenter, Lieutenant, U.S.N.

He earned his wings as naval aviator #4063 on October 24, 1934. He was survived by his wife, whom he had married six months before his loss. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1931

Lorenz is one of 51 members of the Class of 1931 on Virtual Memorial Hall.