From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Chris Katsetos '68

Date of birth: August 27, 1943

Date of death: August 28, 1973

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:


Chris was aboard an Air Force C-141 transport aircraft that crashed on approach to Torrejon Air Force Base, Madrid, Spain, on August 28, 1973. Twenty three others were also lost.


From the December 1973 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Chris Louis Katsetos, USN, died in an airplane accident on 28 August in Hueva, Spain. Services were held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Cranston, N.J., with burial in the North Burial Ground.

Born in Providence, R.I., Lt. Katsetos gradu- ated from the Naval Academy in 1968. His Naval Academy degree was his third college degree, having a bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master's Degree from George Washington University. At Annapolis he was on the Superintendent's list for four years. He was also fluent in Greek and Russian. Lt. Katsetos was stationed in the Pacific most of his Navy career.

He was a member of the Board of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Greater Providence and a member of the Sophocles Chapter of AHEPA. He was also a member of the American Chemical Society and Theta Chi Fraternity at the University of Rhode Island. He was an altar boy, and an Eagle and Sea Scout.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. L. Katsetos, 24 Alhambra Circle, Edgewood, RI 02905.

Class of 1968

Chris is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 on Virtual Memorial Hall.