WILLIAM R. OSTERTAG, 2LT, USMCR
William Ostertag '24
Date of birth: April 14, 1901
Date of death: February 20, 1930
From the 1924 Lucky Bag:
William was lost on February 20, 1930 when the plane he was aboard crashed near Quantico, Virginia. He "was commissioned into the Marine Corps reserves and had been on active duty at Quantico for a year."
He was originally commissioned into the Navy; his first duty station following graduation was as an Ensign aboard USS Pennsylvania (BB 38) (per Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps of 1925).
He is buried in Pennsylvania.
Joseph Wolfe '26 was also lost in this crash.
Memorial Hall Error
William is not in Memorial Hall, though he should be. This error was discovered while researching the loss of the other officer aboard.