From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Bernard Eekhout '18

Date of birth: December 20, 1895

Date of death: January 28, 1920

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1918 Lucky Bag:

The Class of 1918 was graduated on June 28, 1917 due to World War I.


From Find A Grave:

Entered the Naval Academy on June 19, 1914. Died from injuries received in an airplane accident. He had graduated from the academy on June 17, 1918. After graduation he was assigned to the battleship Nevada. He was the son of Mrs. John B. Morton of Staten Island, New York.

Bernard's place of death is listed as Guantanamo, Cuba; He is buried in New York. He was survived by his mother.

Class of 1918

Bernard is one of 14 members of the Class of 1918 on Virtual Memorial Hall.