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Roger Currier '37

Date of birth: April 20, 1913

Date of death: November 13, 1942

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1937 Lucky Bag:

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ROGER NOON CURRIER

Portland, Oregon

"Roger" "Rogay" "Flagbag"

Try though we may to uncover any clipper ships or salt-crusted skeletons in the family locker, we are forced to say that years of navigating a gold-dredge through the wilds of Oregon must have given Roger the idea of venturing within these gray walls. Imperturbable, he fought a knock-down-and-drag-out battle with academics and emerged smiling and unruffled. An avid reader, he rarely misses an item in any of the periodicals; yet almost any spring afternoon you'll find him out on the tennis courts showing us amateurs what an American twist service really looks like.

Football 4. C.P.O.

1937 Currier LB.jpg

ROGER NOON CURRIER

Portland, Oregon

"Roger" "Rogay" "Flagbag"

Try though we may to uncover any clipper ships or salt-crusted skeletons in the family locker, we are forced to say that years of navigating a gold-dredge through the wilds of Oregon must have given Roger the idea of venturing within these gray walls. Imperturbable, he fought a knock-down-and-drag-out battle with academics and emerged smiling and unruffled. An avid reader, he rarely misses an item in any of the periodicals; yet almost any spring afternoon you'll find him out on the tennis courts showing us amateurs what an American twist service really looks like.

Football 4. C.P.O.

Loss

Roger was lost when USS Atlanta (CL 51) was sunk on November 13, 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Wartime Service

He began the war in USS Salt Lake City (CA 25). He was temporarily promoted to Lieutenant on January 7, 1942.

Roger was Officer of the Deck during the Battle of Savo Island. (He is listed once as 1st Lieutenant and once as "Asst. Comm. Sig. & "C" Div. Off.")

He is listed as a recipient of the Silver Star, presumably for heroism during that action.

Roger left Salt Lake City on October 14, 1942 "for temporary duty on the staff of COM TASK FOR 64." This staff was embarked in USS Atlanta (CL 51).

Namesake

USS Currier (DE 700) was named for Roger; the ship was sponsored by his widow.


Class of 1937

Roger is one of 45 members of the Class of 1937 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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