Mack Edmund Vorhees

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Mack Edmund Vorhees

Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Jun 1933 (aged 27)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 50889060 · View Source
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MAC was famous before he held up his hand and murmured: "I do," for he was the gig man in a dancing contest back in Ozone Park—and it is no small achievement to be the premier dancer of that place.

He had his hands full Plebe year, as do most Plebes, attempting to attain that high standard, the immortal "2.5." His best attainment was his "grease" mark, which came from beautifully shined shoes; the shining habit grew upon him with the result that his roommate has not had to buy shoe polish since.

With the advent of his first "drag" Mac sallied forth to the hops, where he made an enviable record. This weakness was overcome, however, at the completion of one year's struggle; and only twice since has "Mac" accepted the invitation to drag.

"Mac's" retiring nature usually asserts itself in a crowd of midshipmen, but to see him back before the open-mouthed citizens of dear old Findlay! 'Twould be a surprise.

1 P. O. ; Class Football 4, 1 ; B Squad Football 3; Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1; wNAt 3, 2.

Mac, after starting the wrestling season on the bench, won a varsity berth and competed regularly in the 135-pound class.

Ensign Mack E. Vorhees and Seaman 2 class Joseph Arthur Sheridan died of injuries after their SU-2 plane crashed near Descanso, Calif. 22 June 1933.

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  • Created by: Joseph Crone
  • Added: 9 Apr 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 50889060
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mack Edmund Vorhees (7 Apr 1906–22 Jun 1933), Find a Grave Memorial no. 50889060, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Joseph Crone (contributor 46919259) .