From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Theodore Radinsky '27

Date of birth: November 24, 1903

Date of death: January 24, 1930

Age: 26

Naval Academy Register

Theodore Oswald Radinsky, Jr. was admitted to the Naval Academy from Nebraska on July 12, 1923 at age 19 years 8 months.

He resigned on February 16, 1924.

Lucky Bag

Theodore is listed in the Lucky Bag under the "Two-Year Men" section with the following at the top of the page:

THESE ARE THE MEN who have been members of the Class of Nineteen Hundred Twenty-seven, but for various reasons—in many cases through no fault of their own—they did not graduate with our class. Some of them are now in civilian life, and to them we wish all the success that life can offer. Others are members of classes now in the Academy, and for them we hope that our meeting as brother officers in the Service, though delayed, is no less certain of fulfillment. We look forward to that meeting after they achieve their long-sought goal—Graduation.

Note he is listed as a "Jr" in the Lucky Bag; Memorial Hall omits this suffix, as does his headstone.


Theodore was lost on January 24, 1930 when the plane he was piloting crashed on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande near Fort Ringgold, Texas.

He is buried in Florida.

Class of 1927

Theodore is one of 43 members of the Class of 1927 on Virtual Memorial Hall.