MARTIN M. KOIVISTO, LT, USN
Martin Koivisto '32
Date of birth: May 26, 1908
Date of death: February 19, 1942
From the 1932 Lucky Bag:
Martin was lost when USS Peary (DD 226) was sunk in Darwin harbor, Australia, by Japanese air attack on February 19, 1942. There is an extensive history of the ship's brief wartime career, beginning with the air raid at the Cavite Navy Yard, Philippines, on December 10, 1941 and including her harrowing escape to Australia.
He had temporary command of the ship while the commanding officer was ashore for meetings during an air attack in Manila Bay in December 1941; he received a commendation for maneuvering the ship in such a manner that it sustained only slight damage from the five flights of bombers.