Heavy Insurance Figures from Sampson

Sampson, N.Y., May 12-More than one-third of a billion dollars in National Life Insurance has been written on recruits at the U.S. Naval Training Station here during the six-months. Ending April 30, 1943, according to Lieut. W. A. Poissant; USNR, Insurance Officer.

The actual figures show that 99.3 percent of all recruits bought insurance totaling $360,993,500 and that the average policy amounted to $9,395.

The current volume of business written at Sampson is exceeded only by the three largest insurance companies in the country.

(note from Russ Padden: they guys "knew the score" and wanted to make sure their loved ones were taken care of.  Even in their youth they took care of business)