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Okinawa

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall


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Elmer Kiehl
Class of 1920

Captain, US Navy

Cheswick, Pennsylvania

April 2, 1945 (47 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, Transport Division 50, USS Henrico (APA 45), Ship



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Louis Drexler, Jr.
Class of 1923

Commander, US Navy

Bethany Beach, Delaware

May 12, 1945 (45 years old)

Legion of Merit, KIA, WWII, LST Group 47, Okinawa, Ground, Family



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William France
Class of 1924

Captain, US Navy

New Rochelle, New York

April 2, 1945 (42 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Henrico (APA 45), Ship



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Volckert Douw
Class of 1930

Commander, US Navy

Annapolis, Maryland

April 29, 1945 (38 years old)

Legion of Merit, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Hazelwood (DD 531), Ship, USNA 2nd Company


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David McDougal
Class of 1933

Lieutenant Colonel, US Marine Corps

Washington, D.C.

June 14, 1945 (33 years old)

KIA, WWII, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, Okinawa, Pacific, US Marine Corps, Ground, USNA 3rd Company



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Gordon Schecter
Class of 1935

Commander, US Navy

Deer Lodge, Montana

March 18, 1945 (32 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Air Group (CAG) 45, Fighter Ace, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 7th Company





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Richard Sampson
Class of 1938

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Minocqua, Wisconsin

April 4, 1945 (30 years old)

KIA, WWII, Air Group (CAG) 40, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



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Walter Hering
Class of 1938

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Fairbanks, Alaska

April 29, 1945 (27 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Hazelwood (DD 531), Ship, USNA 6th Company


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Clarence Becker
Class of 1939

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Alton Bay, New Hampshire

May 18, 1945 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Longshaw (DD 559), Ship, USNA 10th Company


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Alfred Wallace
Class of 1939

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Gulfport, Mississippi

July 30, 1945 (29 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Cassin Young (DD 793), Ship, USNA 8th Company


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Rexford Ostrom
Class of 1939

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Lapeer, Michigan

April 10, 1945 (29 years old)

Distinguished Flying Cross, KIA, WWII, Fighting Squadron (VF) 24, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 2nd Company


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Richard Robinson
Class of 1939

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Anderson, South Carolina

April 8, 1945 (29 years old)

KIA, WWII, Fighting Squadron (VF) 25, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


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Edward Grace
Class of 1939

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Washington, D.C.

March 26, 1945 (27 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Halligan (DD 584), Ship, USNA 5th Company



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James Preston
Class of 1940

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Lewisburg, West Virginia

April 16, 1945 (27 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Bryant (DD 665), Ship, USNA 11th Company


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Henry Graham, Sr.
Class of 1940

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Sea Cliff, Long Island, New York

April 11, 1945 (27 years old)

Distinguished Flying Cross, KIA, WWII, Bombing Fighting Squadron (VBF) 83, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 5th Company


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Walter Rupert, Jr.
Class of 1943

Lieutenant, US Navy

Canton, Ohio

May 28, 1945 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Drexler (DD 741), Ship, USNA 17th Company


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Alexander McEwen
Class of 1943

Lieutenant, US Navy

Duluth, Minnesota

April 2, 1945 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Dickerson (APD 21), Ship, USNA 17th Company



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Howard McBride
Class of 1944

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Syracuse, New York

April 20, 1945 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Bombing Squadron (VB) 82, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, Non-graduate


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George Hart
Class of 1944

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Connellsville, Pennsylvania

April 14, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Sigsbee (DD 502), Ship, USNA 4th Company


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Foster Simonsen
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

Davenport, Iowa

May 29, 1945 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Shubrick (DD 639), Ship, USNA 9th Company


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Robert Williams
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

San Jose, California

May 18, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Longshaw (DD 559), Ship, USNA 4th Company


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Donald Hall
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

Annapolis, Maryland

May 4, 1945 (21 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Morrison (DD 560), Ship, USNA 14th Company


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Robert Thomsen
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

Portland, Oregon

April 16, 1945 (22 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Laffey (DD 724), Ship, USNA 7th Company


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Horace Bayless
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

Bay Springs, Mississippi

April 6, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Howorth (DD 592), Ship, USNA 20th Company




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Arthur Day
Class of 1945

2nd Lieutenant, US Marine Corps

Jamestown, Rhode Island

June 14, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Okinawa, Pacific, US Marine Corps, Ground, USNA 8th Company


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John Cummins
Class of 1945

2nd Lieutenant, US Marine Corps

Covington, Kentucky

June 4, 1945 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, Okinawa, US Marine Corps, Ground, USNA 10th Company