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Edwin Lachmund

Graduating Class of 1941
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Ensign Lachmund

Edwin Lachmund

USS Walke


Sauk City, WI

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Pacific Ocean

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Tablets of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, National Capital Region, Philippines

More About Ensign Lachmund

Ensign Lachmund studied Economics while at the university. During his senior year, he was the Chairman of orientation, the Winter Carnival Chairman, and the President of the Hoofers. He was also a member of Alpha Tau Omega.

Ensign Lachmund was originally listed as MIA when he went down with his ship, the USS Walke, in the fourth battle of Savo Island during the Guadalcanal campaign on Nov. 15, 1942. He is memorialized at the Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines.