From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Frank Kolbe, Jr. '60

Date of birth: April 23, 1936

Date of death: July 19, 1981

Age: 45

Lucky Bag

From the 1960 Lucky Bag:


From USNA '60 Memorial Site:

It is with great sorrow that we report the death of Classmate Frank P. Kolbe, Jr. on 19 July 1981 aboard USS Guam (LPH 9). As a crew member aboard a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, Frank was serving a two-week stint in Reserve Marine Helicopter Squadron 772 out of NAS Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. Surviving are wife Barbara, daughters Elizabeth, Susan, Kathryn, son Chip, and parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Kolbe Sr. Military memorial services were held at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

The thoughts and prayers of all Class of ‘60 are with the Kolbe family. Raymond Burkley Shipmate, October 1981

Frank is buried in Pennsylvania.

Class of 1960

Frank is one of 28 members of the Class of 1960 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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