LLOYD C. BROGGER, LCDR, USNR
Lloyd Brogger '35
Date of birth: July 2, 1913
Date of death: December 7, 1944
From the 1935 Lucky Bag:
Lloyd was lost when USS Liddle (APD 60) was struck and seriously damaged by a kamikaze on December 7, 1944 after landing her troops at Ormoc in the Leyte Gulf area. Thirty-eight officers and men were killed. Lloyd had been commanding officer since 2 August 1944.
His wife was listed as next of kin. He was also survived by his parents and a sister; a commenter at Find A Grave said he also had a daughter.
From Hall of Valor:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander Lloyd Christian Brogger (NSN: 0-75283), United States Naval Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving on board the U.S.S. LIDDLE (APD-60). On 7 December 1944, the LIDDLE was attacked simultaneously by three enemy dive bombers. By his skillful maneuvering of his ship and effective gun fire Lieutenant Commander Brogger succeeded in avoiding the first two planes which were shot down and crashed close aboard. The third plane succeeded in crashing into the bridge of the LIDDLE causing severe casualties. When last seen Lieutenant Commander Brogger was still at his battle station on the open bridge attempting to save his ship from damage. Lieutenant Commander Brogger's conduct and actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
General Orders: Commander 7th Fleet: Serial 0882 (March 16, 1945)
Action Date: December 7, 1944
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Division: U.S.S. Liddle (APD-60)