CHARLES H. KRUSE, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Kruse, Jr. '53

Date of birth: February 11, 1928

Date of death: February 20, 1963

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Loss

"Chuck and Audrey, 7 June 1953"

Chuck was lost when his A3J Vigilante crashed while landing aboard USS Enterprise (CVAN 65) in the Mediterranean Sea on February 20, 1963. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery. His wife did not remarry; they had four daughters and a son.


Class of 1953

Charles is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.