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|LBText="WHO is that funny-faced little man?" asks the O.C. "That's Mr. Farrar," is the reply; but had it been anybody but the O. C. who wanted to know, he would have been told that the object of his curiosity was "The Runt," or "The Shrimp," or "Geraldine"—the last being the designation bestowed upon him by "Buck." For four years the Runt has been the object of constant running on account of his size, or lack of it, but he is a pretty good man for all o' that. Rough-housing with "Schuele" is his greatest pleasure and it has kept him in good  condition.
 
|LBText="WHO is that funny-faced little man?" asks the O.C. "That's Mr. Farrar," is the reply; but had it been anybody but the O. C. who wanted to know, he would have been told that the object of his curiosity was "The Runt," or "The Shrimp," or "Geraldine"—the last being the designation bestowed upon him by "Buck." For four years the Runt has been the object of constant running on account of his size, or lack of it, but he is a pretty good man for all o' that. Rough-housing with "Schuele" is his greatest pleasure and it has kept him in good  condition.
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Fairly savvy, but his little bed and the "Cosmo" have cost him many numbers, though he has never had to worry over the necessary 2.5. He is the happy medium between fusser and Red Mike, inclined to the former path but hates to write a letter to ask the fair one down. When he does drag, it is always a queen, worth at least a 3.7.
 
Fairly savvy, but his little bed and the "Cosmo" have cost him many numbers, though he has never had to worry over the necessary 2.5. He is the happy medium between fusser and Red Mike, inclined to the former path but hates to write a letter to ask the fair one down. When he does drag, it is always a queen, worth at least a 3.7.
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His ability in handling a racing shell was demonstrated Plebe year when he coxswained the class crew to victory in every race. Since then he has stuck to the crew squad and this year he has the first boat. Second Class year the Runt showed hitherto undreamed of qualities by appearing before the assembled multitude as a clown in the gymkhana. Skeeter and Hoif were the only other clowns there that had anything over him.
 
His ability in handling a racing shell was demonstrated Plebe year when he coxswained the class crew to victory in every race. Since then he has stuck to the crew squad and this year he has the first boat. Second Class year the Runt showed hitherto undreamed of qualities by appearing before the assembled multitude as a clown in the gymkhana. Skeeter and Hoif were the only other clowns there that had anything over him.
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We know that Geraldine will make good, and those of us who are to be shipmates with him in the Big Fleet are indeed fortunate.
 
We know that Geraldine will make good, and those of us who are to be shipmates with him in the Big Fleet are indeed fortunate.
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Here's to one of the best of them all!—drink to the Runt!
 
Here's to one of the best of them all!—drink to the Runt!
 
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Robert was [https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/m/monaghan-i.html commanding officer of USS Monaghan (Destroyer No. 32)] for a few months in 1919.
 
Robert was [https://www.history.navy.mil/research/histories/ship-histories/danfs/m/monaghan-i.html commanding officer of USS Monaghan (Destroyer No. 32)] for a few months in 1919.
  
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[[Category:1915|Farrar]]

Revision as of 15:04, 19 September 2018

Robert Farrar '15

Date of birth: September 22, 1894

Date of death: March 7, 1923

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1915 Lucky Bag:

Biography

From Find A Grave:

Lieutenant R. M. Farrar, USN, was designated Naval Aviator #2724 in 1920. Graduated U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1915.

Lieutenant Farrar and his mechanic Stephen F. Sullivan, both based at NAS Anacostia, Wash. DC, drowned when the seaplane piloted by Farrar crashed [on March 7, 1923] in the Delaware River near Gibbstown, NJ. -- approx. seven miles south of the Philadelphia Navy Yard, from where they had taken off to return to Anacostia.

LT Farrar was married to the former Miss Edna Beatrice Jane Brown. Mrs. Edna Farrar would later marry U.S. Army LT Frederick L. Hamilton.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Other Service

Robert was commanding officer of USS Monaghan (Destroyer No. 32) for a few months in 1919.


Class of 1915

Robert is one of 18 members of the Class of 1915 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

The "category" links below lead to lists of related Honorees; use them to explore further the service and sacrifice of the alumni in Memorial Hall.