ALVA F. NETHKEN, ENS, USN

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Alva Nethken '40

Date of birth: June 10, 1916

Date of death: March 1, 1942

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1940 Lucky Bag:


Loss

Alva was lost when USS Houston (CA 30) was sunk on on March 1, 1942 during the Battle of Sunda Strait. He was in charge of the after damage repair party.

His parents were listed as next of kin.


Class of 1940

Alva is one of 91 members of the Class of 1940 in Memorial Hall.