JOSEPH J. SILHAVY, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Silhavy, Jr. '44

Date of birth: 1921

Date of death: April 29, 1945

Age: ~23

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Joseph was one of ten officers and 67 men killed — with another 36 missing — when USS Hazelwood (DD 531) was struck by a kamikaze on April 29, 1945 while operating near Okinawa.

He has a memory marker in Ohio. Joseph was survived by his wife, Mrs. Florence Jean Silhavy.


Class of 1944

Joseph is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.