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Elmer's [https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/50906816_us-navy-lt-commander-epaulets-and-fore-and-aft-hat "fore & aft" hat and Lieutenant Commander epaulets] were up for auction in February 2017.  
Elmer's [https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/50906816_us-navy-lt-commander-epaulets-and-fore-and-aft-hat "fore & aft" hat and Lieutenant Commander epaulets] were up for auction in February 2017.  


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[[Category:1920|Kiehl]]
[[Category:1920|Kiehl]]

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Elmer Kiehl '20

Date of birth: April 16, 1897

Date of death: April 2, 1945

Age: 47

Lucky Bag

From the 1920 Lucky Bag:

1920 Kiehl LB.jpg

Elmer Kiehl

Cheswick, Pennsylvania

"Count" "Dutch"

HERE we have the wild and woolly "Count" from the vast wilderness of Cheesewick, who left that port of fame amidst the stirring strains of the county band and with the wild cheers of Tarentum High mingled with the sighs of the lassies from "Maggic Murph."

The "Count" has never starred in an academic sense, in fact he has had ever a long and rough pull against a current of 2.4s, but don't get the impression that our back corridor Maitre de Ballet is totally solid above the ears. On the contrary, he most generally begins where the rest of us leave off, and by always managing to hit the hospital in mid-winter pulls down his scanty margin. He rhinos, then thinks how the girls would miss him at the hops, buckles down and comes out with a cold 2.5.

Youngster Sep leave saw our hero return a man in love and muchly loved, but somehow things took a strange turn shortly after Christmas and since then he's been a lover of them all. First Class cruise he showed a practical trend of mind that added to his consistent hard work will add proof to the old story—"Book savviness hain't everything."

"O-o-o-h, El-l-l-mer, you're so good to me. M-m-m-m."

Honors: Buzzard.

1920 Kiehl LB.jpg

Elmer Kiehl

Cheswick, Pennsylvania

"Count" "Dutch"

HERE we have the wild and woolly "Count" from the vast wilderness of Cheesewick, who left that port of fame amidst the stirring strains of the county band and with the wild cheers of Tarentum High mingled with the sighs of the lassies from "Maggic Murph."

The "Count" has never starred in an academic sense, in fact he has had ever a long and rough pull against a current of 2.4s, but don't get the impression that our back corridor Maitre de Ballet is totally solid above the ears. On the contrary, he most generally begins where the rest of us leave off, and by always managing to hit the hospital in mid-winter pulls down his scanty margin. He rhinos, then thinks how the girls would miss him at the hops, buckles down and comes out with a cold 2.5.

Youngster Sep leave saw our hero return a man in love and muchly loved, but somehow things took a strange turn shortly after Christmas and since then he's been a lover of them all. First Class cruise he showed a practical trend of mind that added to his consistent hard work will add proof to the old story—"Book savviness hain't everything."

"O-o-o-h, El-l-l-mer, you're so good to me. M-m-m-m."

Honors: Buzzard.

Loss

Elmer was lost on April 2, 1945 when USS Henrico (APA 45) was struck by a kamikaze during the invasion of Okinawa. He was the embarked commanding officer of Transport Division 50.

His wife was listed as next of kin; he was also survived by two sons, William and Elmer (USNA 1947), who retired from the Navy as a Captain.

Other

Elmer's "fore & aft" hat and Lieutenant Commander epaulets were up for auction in February 2017.


Class of 1920

Elmer is one of 26 members of the Class of 1920 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

The "category" links below lead to lists of related Honorees; use them to explore further the service and sacrifice of alumni in Memorial Hall.