ELI ROTH, LT, USN
Eli Roth '37
Date of birth: December 25, 1915
Date of death: January 30, 1943
From the 1937 Lucky Bag:
Eli was lost when USS La Vallette (DD 448) was struck by a torpedo on January 30, 1943 during the Battle of Rennell Island. He was the damage control and engineering officer. Twenty-one other men were killed in the attack.
Another officer, LTjg Chuck Witten, wrote that Eli had a son born shortly after they had left for the war. Chuck visited Eli's widow and child at some point later while on leave.