LESTER H. KERN, LCDR, USNR
Lester Kern '23
Date of birth: November 26, 1901
Date of death: November 24, 1943
From the 1923 Lucky Bag:
Lester was lost on November 24, 1943 when USS Liscome Bay (CVE 56) was torpedoed and sunk by a Japanese submarine.
He survived the sinking and was rescued by USS Morris (DD 417), but died shortly afterwards and was buried at sea.
Lester was a LCDR in the Navy Reserve, DVE-V(S), which was applied to "Officers of the Volunteer Reserve to the line for special service in deck and engineering duties." It's not clear what his duty aboard Liscome Bay was.