Elmer Kiehl '20
Date of birth: April 16, 1897
Date of death: April 2, 1945
From the 1920 Lucky Bag:
Elmer was lost on April 2, 1945 when USS Henrico (APA 45) was struck by a kamikaze during the invasion of Okinawa. He was the embarked commanding officer of Transport Division 50.
His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by two sons, William and Elmer (USNA 1947), who retired from the Navy as a Captain.
Elmer's "fore & aft" hat and Lieutenant Commander epaulets were up for auction in February 2017.
Class of 1920
Elmer is one of 27 members of the Class of 1920 on Virtual Memorial Hall.