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Robert Germany, Jr. '30

Date of birth: unknown

Date of death: March 2, 1942

Age: unknown

Lucky Bag

From the 1930 Lucky Bag:

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ROBERT WILLIAM GERMANY, JR.

Monroe, Louisiana

"Bob" "Bobby"

YOUNG, proud, romantic, outspoken, indifferent, popular. He goes lightly through life with his head high—a boy and a man at once. He can study when necessary, but such is rarely the case. He is a Southerner with a good disposition and a sharp tongue which he hopes some day to put to use in law. Argumentative—and reluctant to be driven to do anything—generous and versatile, he plays tennis well, and can perform in any sport from billiards to wrestling. Non-reg and lucky—a wonderful combination. Cheerful and carefree, we can find him at the "hops"—nonchalant—a good sport on all occasions.

He loves to sleep—and yet when occasion demands, can concentrate immediately—energetically. These spells, however, are quickly swept away. He soon becomes a boy again, ready to swap wisecracks. He can lose and regain his temper in five minutes—quick to tell you what he thinks of you, he is not a flatterer. A good friend, a regular fellow. Such is the man Robert William Germany—such is the boy "Bobby."

Tennis 4, 3, 2, Numerals 3, 2; 2 P.O.

1930 Germany LB.jpg

ROBERT WILLIAM GERMANY, JR.

Monroe, Louisiana

"Bob" "Bobby"

YOUNG, proud, romantic, outspoken, indifferent, popular. He goes lightly through life with his head high—a boy and a man at once. He can study when necessary, but such is rarely the case. He is a Southerner with a good disposition and a sharp tongue which he hopes some day to put to use in law. Argumentative—and reluctant to be driven to do anything—generous and versatile, he plays tennis well, and can perform in any sport from billiards to wrestling. Non-reg and lucky—a wonderful combination. Cheerful and carefree, we can find him at the "hops"—nonchalant—a good sport on all occasions.

He loves to sleep—and yet when occasion demands, can concentrate immediately—energetically. These spells, however, are quickly swept away. He soon becomes a boy again, ready to swap wisecracks. He can lose and regain his temper in five minutes—quick to tell you what he thinks of you, he is not a flatterer. A good friend, a regular fellow. Such is the man Robert William Germany—such is the boy "Bobby."

Tennis 4, 3, 2, Numerals 3, 2; 2 P.O.

Loss

Robert was lost when USS Pillsbury (DD 227) was sunk by a superior Japanese surface force in a night action on March 2, 1942, 200 miles east of Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean.

His parents were listed as next of kin.


Class of 1930

Robert is one of 41 members of the Class of 1930 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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