JUD F. YOHO, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jud Yoho, Jr. '36

Date of birth: December 23, 1911

Date of death: July 11, 1943

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1936 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Jud was lost when USS Runner (SS 275) was sunk, probably by a mine, on July 11, 1943. He was the boat's executive officer.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

Silver Star

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Commander Jud Francis Yoho, Jr. (NSN: 0-77108), United States Navy, for gallantry and intrepidity in combat while serving aboard the U.S.S. RUNNER (SS-275) During an extensive War Patrol, in enemy waters and despite determined enemy opposition he courageously and skillfully performed his duties as Engineer and Diving Officer of a United States Submarine and thus assisted in the sinking of an important amount of Japanese shipping. His excellent judgment and coolness under fire contributed in a large measure to the success of the ship. His conduct throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 34
Action Date: World War II
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander
Company: Engineer and Diving Officer
Division: U.S.S. Runner (SS-275)

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John Yoho '29 is Jud's older brother.


Class of 1936

Jud is one of 39 members of the Class of 1936 in Memorial Hall.