ALVA F. NETHKEN, ENS, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||June 10, 1916|
|Date of death:||February 28, 1942|
From the 1940 Lucky Bag:
ALVA FREEMAN NETHKEN
From the famed swamps of Louisiana came Alva, a quiet, industrious little fellow who is constantly working at something, whether it be radios, boats, or cameras. A true fourth platooner, he has had a continuous battle with the Medical Board over his stature. In spite of his height, however, he is a real man, and most any afternoon finds him at the gym swinging through the air on the rings or performing gyrations on the horizontal bar. Though lacking stars, academics have never bothered him. He is a friend who will come through when the going is rough. Louisiana lost a good E.E. when Alva picked the Navy.
His parents were listed as next of kin.
|Class of 1940|
|Alva is one of 89 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.|
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