AUGUSTUS J. SELMAN, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Augustus Selman '16

Date of birth: September 30, 1893

Date of death: November 28, 1921

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1916 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Augustus was lost on November 28, 1921 "of injuries received in an airplane crash in the line of duty" at naval air base Hampton Roads, Virginia.

He was survived by his wife, who gave birth to a daughter in the first part of 1922. He was also survived by his father and brother. Augustus is buried in Virginia.

Namesake

Selman Army Airfield near Monroe, Alabama, was named for Augustus.


Class of 1916

Augustus is one of 16 members of the Class of 1916 in Memorial Hall.