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Phillip Wild, Jr. '36

Date of birth: November 30, 1912

Date of death: March 1, 1942

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:

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Phillip Grant Wild, Jr.

Spickard, Missouri

"P.G."

Being a loyal son of his native state, P.G. said, "I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me," so not content with reading about the Naval Academy, he left Missouri U. and came to Bancroft on the Severn to get the inside dope on Uncle Sam's school for pampered pets. Never bothered by academics, Oscar turned toward Cosmo, Argosy, and the rest. A great lover of music and always singing, Phil, with his baritone voice, became official third Batt. crooner. Where you find him, chow is within arm's reach—a red mike yet has a locker door covered with femme's pictures—likes baseball and a teller of the tallest of tall fish stories. Phil is a welcome guest in every room, but you'll find him where the most is going on.

Baseball 4, 2, 1; Battalion C.P.O.

1936 Wild LB.jpg

Phillip Grant Wild, Jr.

Spickard, Missouri

"P.G."

Being a loyal son of his native state, P.G. said, "I'm from Missouri and you'll have to show me," so not content with reading about the Naval Academy, he left Missouri U. and came to Bancroft on the Severn to get the inside dope on Uncle Sam's school for pampered pets. Never bothered by academics, Oscar turned toward Cosmo, Argosy, and the rest. A great lover of music and always singing, Phil, with his baritone voice, became official third Batt. crooner. Where you find him, chow is within arm's reach—a red mike yet has a locker door covered with femme's pictures—likes baseball and a teller of the tallest of tall fish stories. Phil is a welcome guest in every room, but you'll find him where the most is going on.

Baseball 4, 2, 1; Battalion C.P.O.

Loss

Phillip was lost when USS Edsall (DD 219) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 by Japanese surface and air forces. He was the ship's engineering officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.


Class of 1936

Phillip is one of 39 members of the Class of 1936 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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