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Military-related Deaths of Semi-Pro Players

Rank Name Baseball Experience Pos Service Cause of Death Location Date
Pvt. Lester W. Allen Semi-Pro Unknown US Marine Corps Killed in Action France Oct 3, 1918
Sgt. Carl C. Jones Semi-Pro IF US Army Killed in Action France Oct 1918
Sgt. Apau Kau Semi-Pro P US Army Killed in Action France Nov 5, 1918
Sgt. Matthew S. Lanighan Semi-Pro C US Army Killed in Action France Oct 16, 1918
Pvt. John A. "Topsy" McDevitt Semi-Pro 1B US Army Died from Wounds France Oct 31, 1918
Pvt. James R. Addison Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Killed in Action Belgium Oct 21, 1944
Pfc. Louis J. Alberigo Semi-Pro 3B US Army Killed in Action France Jun 6, 1944
1/Lt. Samuel M. Bruce Negro Semi-Pro 2B USAAF Killed in Action Italy Jan 27, 1944
S/Sgt. Gilbert D. Carrell Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Killed in Action English Channel Dec 24, 1944
Sgt. Michael A. Cassavino Semi-Pro C US Army Killed in Action Italy Sep 15, 1943
Pfc. Rene A. "Punchy" Croteau Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Killed in Action France Jul 4, 1944
Pvt. Howard R. "Sammy" Crowns Semi-Pro 3B US Army Killed in Action Philippines Mar 28, 1945
Pvt. Roger W. Dobbins Semi-Pro P US Army Killed in Action Pacific January 1943
T/Sgt. Frank P. Draper, Jr. Semi-Pro OF US Army Killed in Action France Jun 6, 1944
Sgt. James Donald Dudding Semi-Pro C US Marine Corps Auto Accident Algona, IA Nov 25, 1944
Pvt. Earl M. "Fritz" Guessford Semi-Pro P US Army Killed in Action France Aug 27, 1944
2/Lt. Robert L. Hale Semi-Pro P USAAF Killed in Action Rabaul, New Guinea Oct 24, 1943
Sgt. Victor L. Hartline Semi-Pro SS-2B US Army Killed in Action Luxembourg Jan 21, 1945
Cpl. William "Bill" Hosie Semi-Pro SS Canadian Army Killed in Action France Aug 1, 1944
2/Lt. John E. Loehrke Semi-Pro P USAAF Plane Crash Macon, GA Dec 26, 1941
Pfc. Alan D. Loughman Semi-Pro P US Army Killed in Action Germany Nov 23, 1944
Sgt. John A. Lowry Semi-Pro Unknown USAAF Plane Crash Silver Lake, CA May 23, 1943
Pfc. Grady G. Mabry Negro Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Killed in Action Italy Dec 26, 1944
2/Lt. Nelson A. "Nick" Odell Semi-Pro P US Army Killed in Action Italy Feb 29, 1944
S/Sgt. Victor C.  Saltzgaver Semi-Pro 2B US Army Military Accident North Africa Jul 22, 1943
Pfc. Charles H. Schaube Semi-Pro OF US Army Killed in Action Germany Apr 16, 1945
Cpl. Howard F. Shea Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Killed in Action Guadalcanal Nov 21, 1942
Pfc. William J. Shepherd Semi-Pro 1B US Army Killed in Action Pacific Jun 9, 1944
T/4 James A. "Aubrey" Stewart Negro Semi-Pro P US Army Killed in Action Belgium Dec 17, 1944
Pvt. Joseph P. Sullivan Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Died from Wounds North Africa Jul 16, 1943
2/Lt. Neal T. "Sonny" Takala Semi-Pro C USAAF Plane Crash Australia Mar 28, 1942
Sgt. William E. Thomas Semi-Pro Unknown US Army Plane Crash Silver Lake, CA May 23, 1943
Lt. Hilton D. "Tommy" Thompson Semi-Pro OF US Navy Plane Crash Pensacola, FL Jun 1945
Cpl. Wilbur E. Ueck Semi-Pro OF US Army Killed in Action Buna, New Guinea Dec 4, 1942
Cpl. Bruce F. "Bruno" Ablondi Semi-Pro SS/P US Army Killed in Action Korea Jun 2, 1951

 


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