Walt Dropo

Walter Dropo (1923 - 2010)

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Walter (Walt) "Moose" Dropo
Born in Moosup, Connecticutmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Peabody, Massachusettsmap
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Walter Dropo (Serbian: Валтер Дропо, Valter Dropo), nicknamed "Moose", was an American college basketball standout and a professional baseball first baseman. During a 13-year career in Major League Baseball, he played for the Boston Red Sox (1949–1952), Detroit Tigers (1952–1954), Chicago White Sox (1955–1958), Cincinnati Redlegs (1958–1959) and Baltimore Orioles (1959–1961).


"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWMD-3G2 : 17 May 2014), Walter Dropo in household of Savo Dropo, Plainfield Town, Windham, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 8-22, sheet 10A, family 178, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 528.

"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J5RS-X2F : 20 May 2014), Walter Dropo, 17 Dec 2010; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8LF-QM1 : 5 December 2014), Walter Dropo, enlisted 19 Nov 1942, Storrs, Connecticut, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 126323, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.

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