From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas Youtz '68

Date of birth: April 27, 1946

Date of death: July 17, 1966

Age: 20

Naval Academy Register

Thomas Howard Youtz was admitted to the Naval Academy from "Qual. Alt & Comp." on June 30, 1964 at age 18 years 2 months. His date of birth is given in that edition of the Naval Academy Register. Per the article below, he was a graduate of Glendora High School, California.

Lucky Bag

Thomas is not mentioned in the 1968 Lucky Bag.


The Capital from Annapolis, Maryland on January 27, 1968 carried an article "Youtz Room Dedicated to Memory of Midshipman Drowning Victim". The OCR is not good for much of the article, but it appears the 29th Company wardroom was dedicated to Tom's memory. The following two sentences are very clear: "Midshipman Youtz died on July 17, 1966, when he drowned in an irrigation ditch in Mexico while on summer leave. He was a 1964 graduate of Glendora High School, where he was a member of the student council, varsity football and basketball teams."

Memorial Hall Error

Based on the above passage, Thomas' loss was not operational and he should not be listed in Memorial Hall.

Class of 1968

Thomas is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 on Virtual Memorial Hall.