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Military-related Deaths of College Baseball Players

Rank Name Baseball Experience Pos Service Cause of Death Location Date
Nav/Wr. John H. Shillington Notre Dame SS US Navy Explosion Cuba Feb 17, 1898
1/Lt. Benjamin P. Bradford Bowdoin C US Army Air Service Plane Crash France Aug 6, 1918
Ensign D. Blair Mingle Penn State 2B Naval Aviation Service Plane Crash Pensacola, FL Feb 7, 1919
Mjr. John F. Murtaugh Cornell 1B US Army Poison New York Dec 1, 1918
Lt. James O'Neil Columbia Unknown US Army Died from Wounds Unknown Oct 2, 1918
Lt. Samuel J. Reid, Jr. Princeton C/SS US Army Killed in Action France Aug 22, 1918
Cpl. Carl C. "Birdie" Saunders Colgate P US Army Illness France Feb 24, 1919
1/Lt. Laurens C. "Spike" Shull Chicago P US Army Died from Wounds France Aug 5, 1918
1/Lt. Allen W. Talley Princeton Unknown US Army Killed in Action France Oct 7, 1918
Lt. John A.L. Zenor Naval Academy Unknown US Navy Accident The Philippines Dec 20, 1917
Mjr. Bartle A. Avery Alabama P US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 6, 1945
Cptn. Buell A. Bankston Baylor Unknown USAAF Plane Crash South Carolina Feb 27, 1943
Pfc. John I. Beck San Diego State P USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Mar 3, 1945
1/Lt. Simeon A. "Alex" Box LSU OF US Army Died from Wounds Tunisia, North Africa Feb 19, 1943
Lt. Archie M. Buckley Washington State 3B US Navy Killed in Action Pacific Feb 21, 1945
1/Lt. Raymond W. Burroughs Abilene Christian Utility USAAF Plane Crash Knoxville, TN Feb 12, 1943
1/Lt. Gerst G. Buyer Gettysburg 1B US Army Killed in Action Italy May 25, 1944
2/Lt. Joe C. Byrd, Jr. Baylor C USAAF Killed in Action Algeria, North Africa Nov 8, 1942
2/Lt. John F. Campbell Dickinson College Unknown USAAF Killed in Action Mediterranean Sea Mar 31, 1943
Mjr. Horace S. "Stump" Carswell, Jr. Texas Christian Unknown USAAF Killed in Action China Oct 26, 1944
1/Lt. Jack A. Casey Baylor 3B USMC Killed in Action Saipan Jul 9, 1944
2/Lt. Thomas C. Costello La Salle OF USAAF Accident England Jun 7, 1943
1/Lt. Andrew D. Curlee, Jr. Auburn Unknown USAAF Killed in Action Tunisia, North Africa Apr 6, 1943
Lt (jg) James R. Davidson, Jr. Drew Unknown US Navy Killed in Action Pacific Apr 8, 1945
2/Lt. George A. Davison, Jr. Washington State Unknown US Army Killed in Action Europe Mar 18, 1945
2/Lt. Thomas D. Dillant Keene Teachers C USAAF Plane Crash Myrtle Beach, SC Mar 17, 1942
2/Lt. John C. Eggleton Alfred Unknown US Army Killed in Action North Africa Dec 11, 1942
1/Lt. Robert A. Fischer Notre Dame P USAAF Killed in Action Italy Nov 17, 1944
Pfc. Alexander Fleischmann Long Island Unknown US Army Killed in Action France Aug 8, 1944
2/Lt. Arthur W. Greims, Jr. Washington College Unknown US Army Killed in Action France Dec 10, 1944
2/Lt. John J. "Jack" Griffin, Jr. Kansas Unknown USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Feb 19, 1945
Lt. William C. Hanlon Stanford C USMC Plane Crash Bogue Sound, NC Dec 12, 1943
2/Lt. Bernard T. Healey Creighton OF USAAF Killed in Action France Dec 30, 1942
Maj. Thomas D. Howie The Citadel Unknown US Army Killed in Action France Jul 17, 1944
2/Lt. Francis N. "Neal" Hugos Kansas State 3B USAAF Plane Crash Panama Mar 8, 1944
1/Lt. Thomas P. "T.P." Hunter Kansas P USMC Killed in Action Guam Jul 21, 1944
Cadet Dayle B. Klett Iowa State Unknown US Navy Plane Crash NAS Ottumwa, IA Sep 17, 1943
2/Lt. Herbert P. Korenko Muhlenberg College IF USAAF Killed in Action France May 29, 1943
2/Lt. Harold L. Lind Iowa Unknown USMC Killed in Action Guam Jul 21, 1944
2/Lt. David B. Lowe Long Island Unknown USAAF Plane Crash Australia Dec 18, 1942
2/Lt. William L. "Bill" MacCoy, Jr. Princeton C USAAF Plane Crash Pampa, TX Jun 19, 1943
1/Lt. Leon I. McCaskill North Carolina 3B USAAF Plane Crash Italy Dec 14, 1945
1/Lt. John S. Messina Rhode Island Unknown US Army Killed in Action Sicily Jul 13, 1943
2/Lt. James E. Newberry, Jr. Texas A & M Unknown US Army Killed in Action France Aug 14, 1944
2/Lt. Martin J. O'Brien Holy Cross 2B USMC Killed in Action Guam Jul 22, 1944
Pfc. John M. Ogden, Jr. Swarthmore College P US Army Killed in Action France Aug 8, 1944
1/Lt. James A. O'Sullivan Bates College C USMC Killed in Action Guadalcanal Apr 3, 1943
1/Lt. Harland R. "Harlan" Palmer Wisconsin OF USAAF Plane Crash New Guinea Nov 11, 1943
Cptn. Mitchell L. Parks Baylor OF USMC Killed in Action Pacific Ocean Mar 31, 1945
1/Lt. Emil "Bish" Potzer Rutgers P US Army Killed in Action France Jun 15, 1944
Cptn. William P. Reckeweg Dickinson College Unknown US Army Killed in Action Luxembourg Feb 1, 1945
Lt(jg) Harold D. Reynolds Western Michigan Unknown US Navy Plane Crash Brazil Nov 27, 1944
Cptn. Raymond R. Rokey Kansas State OF US Army Died from Wounds Belgium Nov 7, 1944
Ensign William C. "Bill" Schmidt, Jr. Williams College Unknown US Navy Killed in Action Gilbert Islands Nov 24, 1943
1/Lt. John D. Scoggin Texas A & M OF USAAF Killed in Action South China Sea Nov 16, 1944
1/Lt. James P. "Jimmy" Scondras Holy Cross IF/OF USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Feb 25,  1945
Pvt. Gene A. Scruggs Abilene Christian Unknown US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 1, 1945
Pfc. Mark D. "Vic" Sherwood, Jr. St. Lawrence P US Army Died of Wounds Italy Jul 1, 1944
2/Lt. R. Wilson "Doc" Smith Texas 3B USAAF Killed in Action France Jan 3, 1943
1/Lt. James E. Taylor Dickinson College P USMC Died of Wounds Tinian Jul 25, 1944
Mjr. Thomas F. "Red" Vickers Rice SS USAAF Plane Crash Patterson Field, OH Aug 16, 1944
Pfc. Eugene J. "Peaches" Westover Drury Unknown US Army Killed in Action Luxembourg Dec 12, 1944
2/Lt. Terrence C. "Terry" Graves Miami (Ohio) C USMC Killed in Action Vietnam Feb 16, 1968
Sgt. Michael I. Hanneman East Washington P US Army Killed in Action Vietnam Sep 21, 1968
Cptn. Ryan Iannelli Oral Roberts OF USMC Helicopter Crash Afghanistan Sep 28, 2011
Cptn. Francis "Dee" Imlay Auburn OF/P USAF Plane Crash Afghanistan Mar 28, 2012
Cptn. Patrick M. Klokow Naval Academy C USMC Auto Accident San Diego, CA Aug 23, 2005
1/Lt. Matthew D. Lynch Duke C USMC Died from Wounds Iraq Oct 31, 2004
Sgt. Glen E. Martinez Ottawa (KS) Unknown USMC Killed in Action Iraq May 2, 2008
Sgt. Tyler Prewitt Phoenix College SS US Army Died from Wounds Germany Sep 28, 2004
Spc. John Pelham Redwoods Unknown US Army Killed in Action Afghanistan Feb 12, 2014

 


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