The following pages detail the stories of the cadets of Kings Point, San Mateo and Pass Christian, the graduates of Kings Point and the Cadet Officer program who braved the seas and the air to carry the war to the enemy and in the process, lost their lives.
Some succumbed to illness and others to violent storms, but most fell victim to enemy fire. Some graduated from the Cadet Corps months or years before their deaths. Others were still students at the Academy. Some had witnesses to their passing; others disappeared along with their ships, leaving their fates unknown for months or years afterward. All were volunteers who freely accepted the hazards of their chosen profession.
Some are remembered by friends and family left behind.
All are be remembered by the many graduates of Kings Point who followed in their footsteps.
They should also be remembered by a grateful nation that is forever indebted to them for their sacrifice.
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Cadets and Graduates
who died during World War II
PHOTOS OF EACH CADET OR GRADUATE WILL BE INCLUDED ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES