From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Schenk '63

Date of birth: December 29, 1939

Date of death: March 2, 1968

Age: 28

Naval Academy Register

Richard Andrew Schenk was admitted to the Naval Academy from Missouri on July 7, 1959 at age 19 years 6 months. (His birthdate is also noted as December 29, 1939.)

He resigned on February 11, 1960; he was "deficient in studies and discharged under honorable conditions."


Clipping of the group photograph of the 4/c midshipmen of 13th Company from the 1960 Lucky Bag.

From the July-August 1968 issue of Shipmate:

Mr. Richard A . Schenk was killed 2 March in a land mine explosion in the District of Due Pho, Province of Quang Ngai, Vietnam. He had been employed with the Agency for International Development for the past 20 months, with over a year spent in Vietnam.

Services were held in St. Leo's Church, with interment in Calvary Cemetery at St. Louis, Mo.

Mr. Schenk was born in Missouri, and attended the Naval Academy with the class of 1963. He attended the University of Missouri, Harris Teachers College and was graduated from Southern Illinois University. He had formerly been employed with Dunn and Broadstreet.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard A. Schenk, 2643 Herbert St., St. Louis, Mo. 63107.

He is buried in Missouri.


Richard's name is listed on the memorial wall of the Department of State, located in the lobby of the department's headquarters.

Class of 1963

Richard is one of 29 members of the Class of 1963 on Virtual Memorial Hall.