Veterans' Memorial Project

Stafford William Drake Jr.

Wilmette, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1939

Service Branch: Marines

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 10/30/1918

Date of Death: 11/20/1943

Affiliations: Psi Upsilon

Lt. Drake served with the 2nd Marine Division and died when his plane crashed. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Web site above and University and public records

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