RICHARD J. KROTH, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Kroth '44

Date of birth: July 9, 1921

Date of death: October 25, 1944

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1944 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Richard was lost when USS Tang (SS 306) was sunk by a circular run of her own torpedo on October 24, 1944 in the Taiwan Strait.

Note that he changed his name at some point to Kroth from Krotkiewicz. On Eternal Patrol also lists him as a recipient of the Silver Star; unable to find another citation for this.


Class of 1944

Richard is one of 66 members of the Class of 1944 in Memorial Hall.