ALEXANDER J. BUTSKO, ENS, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Alexander Butsko '42

Date of birth: June 9, 1921

Date of death: August 9, 1942

Age: 21

Lucky Bag

From the 1942 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Alexander was lost when USS Vincennes (CA 44) was sunk early in the morning of August 9, 1942 by Japanese surface forces at the Battle of Savo Island.

He joined the ship before the Doolittle raid and saw action at the Battles of the Coral Sea and Midway. He was unmarried.


Class of 1942

Alexander is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.