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Military-related Minor League Deaths

Rank Name Baseball Experience Pos Service Cause of Death Location Date
  Leonard Weikart Minor League C US Army Illness Cuba Aug 1, 1898
Pvt. Harry B. Acton Minor League P US Army Illness Camp Sherman, OH Oct 11, 1918
1/Lt. Thomas R. "Tommy" Brailsford Minor League 3B US Marine Corps Killed in Action France Jul 29, 1918
Sgt. Leroy J. Bruff Minor League C US Army Killed in Action France Sep 29, 1918
Sgt. Calvin R. Bryant Minor League IF US Army Died from Wounds France Nov 11, 1918
Pvt. John Cooper Minor League C US Army Accident France Sep 2, 1918
Cpl. B. Leo Dolan Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Oct 16, 1918
2/Lt. Clarence M. "Milt" Drumm Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action France May 28, 1918
Pvt. Nicole "Jock" Giacomo (Di Giacomo) Minor League 3B US Army Killed in Action France Aug 31, 1918
Pfc. Sherman R. "Chief" Greene Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Oct 16, 1918
Sgt. Frank S. Healy Minor League Umpire US Army Illness Ft Riley, KS Oct 1918
Pvt. Lucian S. "Dutch" Hiner Minor League C US Army Illness France Nov 4, 1918
Cpl. Leonard B. "Len" Hollywood Minor League IF US Army Killed in Action France Nov 3, 1918
Seaman John W. "Jack" Inglis Minor League C US Navy Illness Troy, NY Oct 6, 1918
Pfc. Orville Kilroy Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Oct 9, 1918
Cadet Marcus G. Milligan Minor League P US Army Air Service Plane Crash Ft Worth, TX Sep 4, 1918
S/1c Guy R. Milliman Minor League P US Navy Illness Pelham Bay Park, NY Oct 9, 1918
2/Lt. Edward L. Moore Minor League C US Army Died from Wounds France Sep 30, 1918
Pvt. James M. O'Rourke Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action France Oct 12, 1918
Cpl. Frank "Dawson" Poteet Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Nov 3, 1918
Pvt. John F. Rice Minor League OF US Army Illness Oswego, NY Sep 27, 1918
unknown Ernest E. Stiteler Minor League IF US Army Illness Smithville, TX May 14, 1918
Cptn. Leonard A. "L.A." Wattelet Minor League Unknown US Army Killed in Action Belgium Oct 31, 1918
Sgt. Frederic M. Woods Minor League P US Army Air Service Illness France Oct 2, 1918
Pvt. C. Ralph Worrell Minor League P US Army Illness Charlottesville, VA Nov 4, 1918
Sgt. John C. "Louie" Lyons Minor League P US Army Auto Accident Cumberland, MD July 4, 1919
Col. Richard T. "Dick" Aldworth Minor League P USAAF Died of Illness Kelly Field, TX Sep 18, 1943
1/Lt. Lee "L.V." Allen Minor League SS USAAF Killed in Action France Dec 31, 1943
Pvt. Jerry M. Angelich Minor League P USAAF Killed in Action Hickam Field, Hawaii Dec 7, 1941
S/gt. Herman A. Bauer Minor League C US Army Died from Wounds France Jul 12, 1944
Pvt. Fred W. Beal Minor League P US Army Bleeding Ulcers Camp White, OR Feb 11, 1944
Ensign Constantine G. "Gus" Bebas Minor League P US Navy Plane Crash off Barber's Point, Hawaii Jul 19, 1942
2/Lt. Hugh P. Bedient, Jr. Minor League P USAAC Plane Crash Queens, NY Jun 17, 1940
Sgt. Leonard E. "Link" Berry Minor League P US Army Killed in Action English Channel Dec 24, 1944
1/Lt. Keith F. Bissonnette Minor League OF/IF USAAF Killed in Action Burma Mar 28, 1945
Pfc. W. Davis "Buddy" Blewster Minor League P USMC Killed in Action Guadalcanal Oct 22, 1942
Ensign Joseph S. Boren Minor League P US Navy Plane Crash Trinidad, West Indies Jul 12, 1942
T/5 Charles W. "Chuck" Bowers Minor League 2B US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 15, 1945
Pfc. Richard H. "Dick" Brang Minor League 3B USMC Died of Illness South Pacific Jan 15, 1944
Pvt. Forrest V. "Lefty" Brewer Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Jun 6, 1944
MM/3c Edward A. Brock Minor League 2B US Navy Killed in Action Pacific Ocean Feb 26, 1945
Ensign Murrill J. Brown Minor League P/OF US Navy Plane Crash Jacksonville, FL Sep 1944
Pvt. Eldred H. "Whitey" Burch Minor League SS/2B USAAF Military accident nr. Albemarle, NC Nov 29, 1941
S/Sgt. George W. Chandler, Jr. Minor League SS/C USAAF Plane Crash nr. Plain Dealing, LA Sep 20, 1942
2/Lt. Floyd E. Christiansen Minor League IF USMC Plane Crash Moore, OK May 1, 1945
Pfc. Frank J. Ciaffone Minor League P USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Mar 3, 1945
1/Lt. Ordway H. "Hal" Cisgen Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Jul 11, 1944
Pfc. Clarence W. Clayton Minor League 2B US Army Killed in Action Czechoslovakia May 1, 1945
Cpl. Lester O. "Les" Clotiaux Minor League C USAAF Plane Crash nr. Smiley, TX Aug 9, 1945
Pfc Olan Dabbs Minor League 3B US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 6, 1945
Sgt. Eugene L. Dellinger, Jr. Minor League 1B-OF US Army Died Not in Battle Tuscaloosa, AL Jan 31, 1946
S/Sgt. Howard W. DeMartini Minor League P US Army Killed in Action English Channel Dec 24, 1944
2/Lt. Harold B. "Hal" Dobson Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash Silver Lake, CA May 23, 1943
2/Lt. James J. "Jim" Donovan, Jr. Minor League 2B US Army Military Accident Ft. Benning, GA Jun 23, 1943
Lt(jg) Norman J. Duncan Minor League SS US Navy Kamikaze Attack off coast of Okinawa Apr 12, 1945
Pvt. Louis E. Elko Minor League SS USMC Military Accident United States Apr 2, 1944
Cpl. Charles "Chatty" Etherton, Jr. Minor League P US Army Suicide Jefferson City, MO Dec 27, 1945
Lt(jg) Charles H. "Herb" Fash Minor League 1B US Navy Explosion Pacific Ocean Jan 21, 1945
Pfc. Frank Faudem Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Philippines Jan 12, 1945
S/Sgt. John H. Fessler Minor League SS US Army Killed in Action France Jun 10, 1944
1/Lt. Ernest B. "Ernie" Ford, Jr. Minor League P USMC Military Accident Corpus Christi, TX May 4, 1945
Pfc. Troy L. Furr Minor League 2B US Army Killed in Action France Jan 3, 1945
Sgt. Eugene J. Gabrych Minor League SS US Army Killed in Action France Jul 5, 1944
2/Lt. George E. Gamble, Jr. Minor League OF USAAF Killed in Action Frech Indo-China (Vietnam) Dec 4, 1944
2/Lt. Robert W. Gary, Jr. Minor League IF USAAF Plane Crash McNary, TX Feb 4, 1944
S/Sgt. Conrad W. "Connie" Graff Minor League 1B/OF US Army Killed in Action France Jul 8, 1944
2/Lt. Alan S. Grant Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash Wales, United Kingdom Dec 29, 1943
Civilian James M. Grilk Minor League C USAAF Auto accident Sacramento, CA Jul 16, 1942
Cpl. Robert J. Gruss Minor League OF USAAF Plane Crash nr. Tonopah, NV Aug 19, 1944
2/Lt. Frank C. Haggerty Minor League SS USAAF Plane Crash Charlotte, NC Sep 23, 1942
Sgt. William F. "Bill" Hansen Minor League OF US Army Died from Wounds Germany Dec 17, 1944
AM/3c William J. "Billy" Hebert Minor League 2B US Navy Killed in Action Guadalcanal Oct 21, 1942
Pvt. Manuel P. "Nay" Hernandez Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Germany Mar 22, 1945
Lt(jg) Robert K. Hershey Minor League 1B US Navy Killed in Action NAS Trinidad Jul 31, 1943
Lt(jg) Roswell G. Higginbotham Minor League IF/OF US Navy Died after Surgery Quonset Point NAS, RI May 23, 1943
Pvt. Ernest J. Holbrook Minor League 1B US Army Killed in Action Luxembourg Dec 16, 1944
2/Lt. Robert D. Holmes Minor League P USMC Died from Wounds Iwo Jima Feb 22, 1945
2/Lt. Gordon E. Houston Minor League OF USAAF Plane Crash Tacoma, WA Feb 10, 1942
Pfc. Ernest Hrovatic (Hrovatich) Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Belgium Jan 14, 1945
Pvt. Harry N. Imhoff, Jr. Minor League C USMC Killed in Action Okinawa Jun 3, 1945
T/Sgt. Frank D. Janik Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Okinawa Apr 29, 1945
Lt(jg) Edward J. Jelen Minor League 2B US Navy Died in Hospital Norfolk, VA April 8, 1945
Cpl. Ardys B. "Art" Keller Minor League C US Army Killed in Action France Sep 29, 1944
Lt(jg) Stanley P. Klores Minor League 1B US Navy Killed in Action Leyte Dec 3, 1944
Ensign Carlyle J. "Curly" Kopp Minor League OF US Navy Plane Crash nr. St. Paul Park, MN Jul 21, 1943
S/Sgt. Harry B. Ladner, Jr. Minor League UMPIRE US Army Killed in Action Okinawa Apr 18, 1945
1/Lt. Walter E. Lake Minor League C US Army Died from Wounds France Jul 26, 1944
Pfc. Harlan D. Larsen Minor League C USMC Killed in Action Philippine Sea Ju 30, 1945
Lt. Felix A. Little Minor League P US Navy Plane Crash Brazil Dec 18, 1944
1/Lt. Walter G. "Whitey" Loos, Jr. Minor League C USAAF Plane Crash Suriname, South America Jan 16, 1944
1/Lt. Andrew J. "Jack" Lummus, Jr. Minor League OF USMC Died from Wounds Iwo Jima Mar 9, 1945
Pfc. Theodore C. "Ted" Maillet Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 7, 1945
2/Lt. Dom P. Malchiodi Minor League C USAAF Plane Crash Holland May 31, 1945
2/Lt. William A. Marzalek (Marszalek) Minor League P US Army Accident Fort Huachuca, AZ Oct 6, 1942
AMM/2c Henry "Marty" Martinez Minor League IF US Navy Lost at Sea Philippines Jan 5, 1945
1/Lt. John W. "Duck" McKee Minor League OF US Army Died of Wounds Belgium Mar 6, 1945
T/5 Paul V. A. Mellblom Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Belgium Jan 14, 1945
Pvt. George A. Meyer Minor League OF/SS US Army Killed in Action Belgium Jan 15, 1945
2/Lt. Louis I. Miller Minor League 3B USAAF Killed in Action nr. Lae, New Guinea Mar 3, 1943
Pvt. Joseph T. Moceri Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Jun 30, 1944
1/Lt. John T. "Jack" Moller Minor League P/OF USAAF Killed in Action nr. Gaile, New Guinea Aug 8, 1943
Pfc. Walt Navie (Walter J. Nawiesniak) Minor League P US Army Suicide El Paso, TX Oct 5, 1945
Pvt. Jack A. Nealy Minor League 1B USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Mar 2, 1945
Seaman Edward S. Neusel Minor League OF US Navy Heart Disease St. Louis, MO Jul 31, 1944
Cpl. Robert F. "Bob" Nieman Minor League SS USAAF Plane Crash nr. Muroc AAF, CA Aug 23, 1944
Pfc. William F. "Bill" Niemeyer Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Germany Mar 4, 1945
Sgt. Henry S. "Hank" Nowak Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Belgium Jan 1, 1945
T/5 Louis A. "Lou" Paganello Minor League 2B US Army Killed in Action Germany Mar 5, 1945
F/O Joseph M. Palatas Minor League OF USAAF Died from Wounds Germany Apr 11, 1944
Pfc. Jack H. Patterson Minor League P USMC Accident Guadalcanal Nov 2, 1944
S/Sgt. Metro Persoskie Minor League P/OF USAAF Plane Crash England Feb 22, 1944
Pvt. Charles R. "Charlie" Pescod Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Dec 2, 1944
T/Sgt. Clarence Peters, Jr. Minor League IF US Army Died from Wounds France Jul 8, 1944
T/5 John J. "Joe" Pinder, Jr. Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Jun 6, 1944
AMM/1c Henry R. "Bob" Price Minor League OF US Navy Lost at Sea Pacific Ocean Dec 31, 1944
Pfc. Luster Pruett Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Germany Jan 11, 1945
Pvt. Ernest R. Raimondi Minor League 3B US Army Died from Wounds France Jan 26, 1945
T/Sgt. John J. Regan Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash India May 25, 1944
Pvt. Charles J. "Pete" Rehkamp Minor League P USAAF Auto Accident Mount Clemens, MI Sep 9, 1942
1/Lt. James G. "Jim" Robertson Minor League C USMC Plane Crash Green Island, Pacific Ocean Apr 20, 1944
S/2c Joseph W. Rodgers Minor League IF US Navy Killed in Action Italy Oct 10, 1943
S/Sgt. Milton "Rosey" Rosenstein Minor League P US Army Died from Wounds Leyte, Philippines Nov 28, 1944
RM1c Walter L. Rougeux Minor League 3B US Navy Killed in Action Okinawa May 12, 1945
T/4 Herman P. Rush Minor League C US Army Died from Wounds Modesto, CA Dec 7, 1945
T/4 Michael L. Sambolich Minor League OF USAAF Accident Belgium Nov 4, 1944
2/Lt. Glenn F. Sanford Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash Suisun Bay, CA Nov 6, 1943
2/Lt. William A. "Bill" Sarver Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 6, 1945
Ensign Walter J. Schmisseur, Jr. Minor League C US Navy Killed in Action Bonin Islands Feb 20, 1945
Cpl. Robert C. "Bob" Schmukal Minor League OF US Army Died Not in Battle France Oct 3, 1944
Pfc. Edward N. "Bud" Schohl Minor League SS US Army Died from Wounds Italy Nov 1, 1943
2/Lt. Franklin C. Schulz Minor League P USAAF Killed in Action Samar, Philippines Jun 17, 1945
Pvt. Carl H. "Kappy" Scott Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Jul 26, 1944
Pfc. Marcello L. "Major" Serventi Minor League P US Army Auto Accident Oakland, CA Jul 5, 1941
S/Sgt. Donald R. Shelton Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Italy Sep 15, 1944
F/O Harold H. Sherman Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash China Jul 7, 1945
Lt(jg) Jack C. Siens Minor League OF US Navy Plane Crash England Sep 10, 1943
T/5 Arthur H. "Art" Sinclair Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Italy Jan 26, 1944
S/Sgt. John M. "Mason" Smith Minor League P USAAF Killed in Action France Nov 4, 1944
Ensign Norman K. Smith Minor League P US Navy Killed in Action off Savo Island, Pacific Ocean Aug 9, 1942
Cptn. Marshall M. Sneed Minor League OF USAAF Killed in Action Tunisia Feb 22, 1943
Sgt. Rodney L. Sooter Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash Germany Feb 1, 1946
Major William B. "Billy" Southworth Jr. Minor League OF USAAF Plane Crash Flushing Bay, NY Feb 15, 1945
Sgt. Earl V. "Lefty" Springer Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Germany Jan 25, 1945
Cpl. Gene Stack (Eugene F. Stachowiak) Minor League P US Army Pneumonia Michigan City, IN Jun 26, 1942
Pvt. Donald A. Stewart Minor League UMPIRE Can Army Killed in Air Raid Scotland Mar 13, 1941
Pvt. James E. Stewart Minor League P USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Mar 22, 1945
Cpl. Alvin "Bus" Stiewe Minor League SS US Army Killed in Action Italy Feb 15, 1945
Pvt. Errol J. Stoner Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Philippines Dec 12, 1941
2/Lt. Sylvester H. "Syl" Sturges Minor League OF USAAF Killed in Action France Jun 7, 1944
Av. Cadet Fredric W. Swift Minor League P USAAF Plane Crash nr. Blanco, TX Apr 23, 1944
Cpl. Johnny P. Taylor Minor League 3B USMC Killed in Action Guam Jul 26, 1944
Cpl. Steve L. Tonsick Minor League 1B US Army Killed in Action Tunisia Mar 28, 1943
Pvt. James Trimble III Minor League P USMC Killed in Action Iwo Jima Mar 1, 1945
Av. Cadet Edgar W. Tuttle Minor League P/OF US Navy Plane Crash Jacksonville, FL Jun 11, 1942
1/Lt. Wirt B. "Beecher" Twitchell, Jr. Minor League 1B/P US Army Killed in Action Saipan Jul 7, 1944
Pfc. Lou Vann (Luigi G. Varanese) Minor League IF USMC Accident San Diego, CA May 21, 1943
T/3 Joseph Vecchio Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action France Nov 16, 1944
S/Sgt. Armando J. "Pete" Viselli Minor League SS USAAF Plane Crash Philippines Dec 12, 1941
1/Lt. Arthur C. Vivian, Jr. Minor League P USMC Killed in Action Guam Aug 1, 1944
S/Sgt. Elmer J. Wachtler Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Luxembourg Jan 5, 1945
1/Lt. Leo M.H. Walker Minor League OF USAAF Plane Crash nr. Georgetown, CA Nov 2, 1941
S/Sgt. Carson "Kit" Walsky Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Germany Feb 26, 1945
Pfc. Roman E. "Chipper" Wantuck Minor League P/OF US Army Killed in Action Biak Island, New Guinea Jun 16, 1944
S/Sgt. James J. Whitfield Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Angaur, Palau Islands Sep 22, 1944
T/5 Richard L. "Dick" Williams Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Philippines Feb 21, 1945
Pvt. Robert J. "Bob" Williams Minor League 1B US Army Illness Ft. Bliss, TX Jan 14, 1943
Pfc. Lester R. Wirkkala Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Sep 7, 1944
2/Lt. Stanford G. Wolfson Minor League OF/IF/P USAAF Killed in Action Germany Nov 5, 1944
Lt(jg) Thomas J. Woodruff Minor League SS US Navy Lost at Sea Pacific Ocean Nov 14, 1944
Cpl. Alan Wray (Alan W. Lightner) Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Germany Jan 12, 1945
S/Sgt. Elmere P. "Elmer" Wright Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Jun 6, 1944
Pfc. Frederick J. Yeske Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Italy Dec 21, 1943
Pfc. Marion P. "Spud" Young Minor League IF USMC Kamikaze Attack Philippines Dec 13, 1944
S/Sgt. Veito R. Zande Minor League P US Army Killed in Action France Aug 10, 1944
Cpl. Peter J. Zarrilla Minor League OF USAAF Plane Crash nr. Smiley, TX Aug 9, 1945
T/5 Lamar A. "Dutch" Zimmerman Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Luxembourg Jan 24, 1945
2/Lt. John J. Zulberti Minor League IF US Army Killed in Action Italy Jan 21, 1944
Pfc. George C. Zwilling Minor League SS US Army Killed in Action Tunisia Mar 31, 1943
Cpl. Erwin J. "Ace" Adamcewicz Minor League OF US Army Died from Wounds Ft Devens, MA Nov 21, 1952
Pfc. William E. "Bill" Crago Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Korea Jul 26, 1951
Cpl. James T. Ferguson Minor League P US Army Missing in Action Korea Jun 17, 1952
Pvt. Leonard G. Glica Minor League IF US Army Killed in Action Korea May 26, 1951
Pvt. John A. Hrasch Minor League SS US Army Auto Accident Ladysmith, VA Aug 18, 1952
Seaman James R. Hudgens Minor League OF US Navy Killed in Action off North Korea Apr 21, 1952
Pvt. Raymond H. Jankowski Minor League P US Army Accident Fort Huachuca, AZ Nov 2, 1951
Pfc. Walter T. Koehler Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Korea Jul 28, 1952
Cpl. John Lazar Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Korea Sep 7, 1951
Pvt. Edward C. Leneve Minor League C USMC Killed in Action Korea Dec 2, 1950
A/2C Jack C. Leonard Minor League P USAF Leukemia Maxwell AFB, AL Sep 15, 1953
Pfc. James T. Pickett Minor League Unknown USMC Killed in Action Korea Nov 30, 1950
Sgt. Marcel C. Poelker Minor League 2B US Army Killed in Action Korea Sep 25, 1951
2/Lt. George C. Reeden (Von Reeden) Minor League 3B  USAF Plane Crash Panama City, FL Dec 11, 1953
Pvt. Gilbert F. Shirk Minor League C US Army Auto Accident Perryville, MD May 20, 1953
1/Lt. Carroll W. "Bill" Sweiger Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Korea Oct 4, 1951
Civilian Frederick B. "Fred" Tschudin Minor League C USAF Plane Crash Kinston, NC Mar 14, 1952
Pvt. Carl D. Tumlinson Minor League SS US Army Killed in Action Korea Apr 7, 1953
Pvt. Charles B. Wilcox Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Korea Sep 18, 1952
2/Lt. Hugh B. Lott, Jr. Minor League P USAF Plane Crash Bartonville, IL Mar 14, 1959
Col. Robert W. "Bob" Stephens Minor League P USAF Plane Crash Cannon AFB, NM Apr 6, 1960
Cpl. Harmon J. Bove, Jr. Minor League C USMC Died from Wounds Vietnam Mar 4, 1970
Pfc. Udell "Dell" Chambers Minor League SS/CF US Army Killed in Action Vietnam Jun 21, 1968
S/Sgt. Charles J. Chase Minor League OF US Army Killed in Action Vietnam Jun 11, 1968
Cmdr. Ronald W. Dodge Minor League C US Navy Killed in Action Vietnam  1967
S/4 Eddie D. Glinnen Minor League 3B US Army Died from Wounds Vietnam Jan 11, 1970
2/Lt. Donald R. Lumley Minor League 1B/OF USMC Killed in Action Vietnam Mar 4, 1966
S/4 Joseph F. McCarthy, Jr. Minor League 3B US Army Killed in Action Vietnam May 25, 1969
Pfc. Larry M. Smith Minor League Umpire US Army Killed in Action Vietnam Aug 23, 1968
S/4 Kerry L. Taylor Minor League 3B US Army Died Not in Battle Vietnam Jan 21, 1970
Mjr. Stephen C. "Steve" Reich Minor League P US Army Killed in Action Afghanistan Jun 28, 2005

 


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