ROBERT K. WOLTER, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Wolter, Jr. '41

Date of birth: May 4, 1918

Date of death: January 9, 1945

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1941 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Robert was lost with 17 others on January 9, 1945 while aboard USS Colorado (BB 45), operating in Lingayen Gulf, when the ship was struck by "accidental gunfire" from an unspecified source. Fifty-one other men were wounded in the incident.

His wife was listed as next of kin.

He has a memory marker in Wisconsin.

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John Bock '45 was also lost in this incident.


Class of 1941

Robert is one of 59 members of the Class of 1941 in Memorial Hall.