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Notes from Classes of the 40's
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1948, Pompey Edmond VirgiliOpen in a New Window

POMPEY EDMOND VIRGILI of Richmond died May 5, 2015. He served in the Navy during World War II and in Korea. He worked as a civil engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Monroe. | 2015-06-01 12:00:45


1943, Sidney J. VenableOpen in a New Window

Dr. SIDNEY J. VENABLE, JR., of Bala Synwyd, Pennsylvania, died May 1, 2015. He graduated from the University of Maryland-Baltimore School of Medicine under the Navy V-12 Program, later serving in the Army Medical Corps. He was a family physician. | 2015-06-01 11:44:40


1947, Clifford L. BussellsOpen in a New Window

CLIFFORD L. BUSSELLS of Richmond died May 2, 2015. He was a vice president and trust officer of the former Virginia Trust Company. | 2015-06-01 11:36:59


1946, Turner Ashby WalthallOpen in a New Window

TURNER ASHBY WALTHALL of Gloucester Point died February 23, 2014. He joined the Army Air Corps and served in England during World War II. He operated Gloucester Florist starting in 1968, delivering flowers until he was 85. | 2015-05-21 15:15:09


1942, William P. HayOpen in a New Window

Hon. WILLIAM "BILLY" P. HAY, JR., of Farmville died April 15, 2015. During World War II Judge Hay served two tours, one in the Caribbean and the other in the South Pacific, flying dive and torpedo bombers. He later attended law school at the University of Virginia and settled in Farmville, where he set up a law practice and also went to work as an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney. In 1956, Hay was appointed to the General District Court bench in Prince Edward County, serving in that capacity for more than 40 years. He retired in 1998. | 2015-05-21 14:40:19


1944, Loren L. ParkerOpen in a New Window

LOREN L. PARKER, JR., of Petersburg died April 1, 2015. As a captain in the U.S. Army he served on the island of Saipan during World War II. He was in the insurance business during his entire professional life. | 2015-05-21 09:47:08


1945, Warren E. SandidgeOpen in a New Window

WARREN E. SANDIDGE died March 20, 2015. During WWII he served in the U.S. Navy aboard a destroyer, participating in the Atter and Kiska operations in the northern Pacific, among other campaigns. | 2015-05-14 14:57:10


1943, Charles O. MoserOpen in a New Window

CHARLES O. MOSER of Lynchburg died March 6, 2015. He left Hampden-Sydney early to join the U.S. Air Force. | 2015-05-14 13:53:58


1945, Robert BlufordOpen in a New Window

Rev. Dr. ROBERT BLUFORD, JR., was recently interviewed at Cleveland State University on his professional training as a USAAF pilot in Cleveland in 1943. He returned to visit last year to say thank you to the city for the hospitality it showed the future pilots, navigators, and bombardiers during their training. | 2015-02-27 13:48:41


1942, Cary A. Thompson Jr.Open in a New Window

Col. CARY ANDERSON THOMPSON, JR., of Panama City, Florida, died January 13, 2015. Raised in Lynchburg, he joined the Army Air Corps during World War II as a communications officer in India. Thompson met his future wife, Helene, on a transport ship and went bear hunting for their honeymoon. Their 50th wedding anniversary was officiated by the same pastor who had married them in India. He worked as a counselor for troops at the Pentagon and elsewhere. | 2015-02-25 10:41:23


1942, Jesse D. Ridgeway Jr.Open in a New Window

JESSE D. RIDGEWAY, JR., of Staunton died January 21, 2015. He taught at Staunton Military Academy from 1942-1947 and then at Wilson Memorial High School from 1947-1979. He taught general science, physics, and chemistry, and before his death at 97 was believed to be the last surviving member of the original 1947 faculty. He was an avid gardener, enjoyed big band music, and had a record collection numbering in the thousands. | 2015-02-23 14:17:29


1941, James L. Bugg Jr.Open in a New Window

Dr. JAMES L. BUGG, JR., of Harbor's Edge died January 15, 2015. He graduated summa cum laude from Hampden-Sydney. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, later earning his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the Raven Society. He was a professor of history at the University of Missouri and served as president of Old Dominion University from 1969-76. | 2015-02-23 10:49:37
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