Veterans' Memorial Project

Stevens Graves

Joliet, IL

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: 1939

Service Branch: Army

Rank: First Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 11/11/1916

Date of Death: 01/16/1942

Affiliations: Theta Chi; Gymkana; Phalanx; Scimitar; Freshman Varsity Fencing; Varsity Fencing; Captain, University Brigade; Cast, "Boy Meets Girl."

Lt. Graves served with Company F, 16th U.S. Cavalry. He last commanded a unit of the Philippine Scouts in the Philippines, and was presumably killed in the Bataan area. Lt. Graves death tended to confirm reports of American guerrilla warfare there. He is listed as Missing in Action or Buried at Sea on the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. He was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

-taken from Web site above and University records

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