RICHARD M. ELLIOT, JR., LCDR, USN
Richard Elliot, Jr. '09
Date of birth: April 12, 1888
Date of death: March 19, 1918
From the 1909 Lucky Bag:
From Find A Grave:
He was distinguished for exceptional bravery onboard US destroyer Aylwin in 1915 by rescuing men in the flooded engine room after the boiler had exploded. He was killed onboard USS Manley on March 19, 1918, when her depth charges exploded in a collision with a British ship in the convoy that the Manley was escorting. He was "killed at sea . . . while on active service in European waters." The USS Elliot was named after him.
USS Elliot (DD 146) was named for Richard; the ship was sponsored by his widow.