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Harry William Lusk

Graduating Class of 1935
Served in World War II
Attached photograph of Captain Lusk

Harry William Lusk

128th Infantry Regiment


Harrisburg, PA

Date of Birth

Location of Death

Leyte, Philippines

Date of Death

Location of Burial

Longsdorf Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA

More About Captain Lusk

While at the university, Captain Lusk studied Accounting and participated in the ROTC, where he served as the Cadet Corps Second Lieutenant his senior year. He was a member of Beta Alpha Psi, Theta Kappa Nu, and Scabbard and Blade. After graduating from the university in 1935, he worked at the Union National Bank in Eau Claire.

Captain Lusk was a First Lieutenant in Officers Reserve when he joined Company C, 128th Infantry, at Camp Livingston, LA, in October, 1941. He was awarded the Silver Star at Buna and promoted to Captain, and assumed command of Company C in March, 1943.

He was killed in the aftermath of the invasion of Leyte in the fall of 1944, not long before the last town was liberated.