Those Who Served


They Laid Down Their Lives On The Altar Of Freedom
And when he gets to Heaven
To Saint Peter he will tell:
"One more Marine reporting, Sir!"
"I've served my time in Hell." Guadalcanal epitaph

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. -- Timothy 2:4:7




1898: YN3 John H. Shillington (?) (Notre Dame College)....................Died aboard the battleship Maine

1898: Harry Stees (?) (Shamokin: Central Pennsylvania League)....................Died aboard the battleship Maine

1898: Leonard Weikert (?) (Catcher for Mansfield, Inter-State League)....................Died at Santiago, Cuba from Yellow Fever while serving with Artilery Company H8, US Army on 8/1/1898

1898: Bill Stearns (45) (National Association 1871-1875)....................Died from malaria contracted while serving in Puerto Rico with Company H of the 1st DC Infantry

1918: Harry Acton (26) (Scranton / New York State League)....................Died from Influenza induced Pneumonia while serving at Camp Sherman, Ohio on 10/12/1918

1918: Sgt. Leroy J. Bruff (Catcher for Frederick Hustlers of Class D, Blue Ridge League)....................Killed In Action on 9/29/1918 in the Argonne Forest in France

1918: Lt. Alex Burr (Yankees / AL)....................Killed when the plane he was flying in crashed into a lake at Cazaux,France on 10/12/1918

1918: Larry Chappel Chi (AL) / Cle / (AL) / Bos / (NL)....................Died from Influenza Induced Pneumonia while serving in the US Army Medical Corp. In San Francisco, CA

1918: Harry Chapman Chi (NL) / Cin / (NL) / St.L / (FL) St.L (Al)....................Died from Influenza Induced Pneumonia while serving in the US Army at Nevada, Missouri on 10/21/1918

1918: John C. Cooper (30) (Former White Sox Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action on 9/2/1918

1918: Nicles DiGiamaco (Nick Giamaco) (?) Hanover Raiders & Frederick Hustlers (Class D Blue Ridge League)....................Killed In Action in Meuse region of France on or near Sept 28, 1918.

1918: Pvt. Harry M. Glenn (23) (St. Louis / AL)....................Died from Influenza induced pneumonia while serving at the US Army Aviation School at St. Paul, MN

1918: Capt. Eddie Grant (35) Cle (AL) / Phi (NL) / Cin (NL) / NY (NL)....................K.I.A. in the Argonne Forest while on a rescue mission to save the "Lost Battalion"

1918: Newt Halliday (21) Pit (NL)....................Died from Tubercular induced pneumonia at the Great Lakes Naval Station on 4/6/1918

1918: Sgt. Frank Healey (31) (Western Association Umpire)....................Died from Influenza while serving in the US Army at Fort Riley, KS in October of 1918

1918: Lucian "Dutch" Hiner (26) (catcher for Martinsburg Mountaineers, Cumberland Colts, Hanover Raiders in the Class D, Blue Ridge League)....................Died from Influenza induced pneumonia while serving in France with Company C, Jo Lane Stern Battalion, US Army, on 11/2/1918

1918: Len Hollywood (25) 3rd Baseman (San Francisco Seals: PCL)....................Killed in Frances while serving with the 161st Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Division, US Army on Novermber 3, 1918

1918: John W. Inglis (?) Wilkes-Barre (NY State League) / Newburg (NY-NJ League)....................Died from Influenza while serving in the US Navy at the Pelham Bay Park Naval Training Station on 10/7/1918

1918: Pfc. Orville Kilroy Minneapolis (AA) / St. Paul (AA) / Oakland (PCL) / Sacramento (PCL)....................KIA in the Argonne Forest while serving with Company A, 3rd Machine Gun Battalion, North Dakota National Guard on 10/9/1918

1918: Air Cadet Marcus Milligan Minor League pitcher (Signed by Pirates for 1919)....................Plane crash while serving with the US Air Service in France on 9/4/1918

1918: Lt. John O'Neil (27) Columbia College....................Died from wounds while serving with the US Army on 10/2/1918

1918: John Rice (27) Outfielder with Gettysburg Patriots & Hanover Raiders (Class D, Blue Ridge League)....................Died of Spanish Influenza while stationed in Oswego, NY on or near 9/26/1918

1918: Cpt. Ralph Sharman (Philadelphia / AL)....................Drowned at Camp Sheridan, Alabama on 5/24/1918

1918: Pvt. Norman Triplett (25) Negro League Player (Hillsdale Daises)....................Died from disease while serving with the 807th Pioneer Infantry, US Army on 10/20/1918

1918: Sgt. Robert "Bunn" Troy (Detroit / AL)....................Died from wounds received in action at the Petit Maujouy Field Hosptial
, near Ancemont, France on 10/7/1918

1918: Cpl. Specs Webster (?) Negro League Player (Brooklyn Royal Giants / Hillsdale Daises)....................Died from Spanish Influenza while serving with the 807th Pioneer Infantry, US Army on 11/16/1918

1940: Lt. Hugh Bedient Jr. (23) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed in a mid-air collision between two B-18s over Queens, NY while serving with the United States Army Air Corp Reserve on June 17, 1940

1941: Pvt. Jerry Angelich (25) (Sacramento Senators PCL).........................KIA in the attack on Pearl Harbor while serving with Headquarters Squadron, 17th Airbase Group, US Army Air Corps on December 7, 1941

1941: Pvt. Whitey Burch (23) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in a truck crash while on maneuvers serving with the 530th Signal Corps, US Army Air Corps on 11/29/1941

1941: 2Lt. John Loehrke (Semi-Pro Player).........................Died in a plane crash near Macon, GA while serving with the US Army Air Corp. on 10/26/1941

1941: Pfc. Marcel Serventi (25) (Minor Leaguer)....................Died from injuries suffered in an auto accident while serving with the US Army on 7/5/1941

1941: Pvt. Don Stewart (34) (Seattle Rainiers: PCL)....................Killed in a bombing raid at Glasow, Scotland while serving with the Calgary Highlanders, Canadian Army on 3/13/1941

1941: SSgt. Pete Viselli (?) (Minor Leaguer)....................Died in the crash of a Douglas B-18 Bolos while serving in the Phillipine with the 28th Bomb Squadron on December 12, 1941

1941: 1Lt. Leo Walker (27) (Former Cincinnati Reds Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in the crash of a B-17C near Georgetown, California while serving with the 9th Bomb Squadron, 7th Bomb Group on 11/2/1941

1942: Gus Bebas (28) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in the crash of his Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless on July 19, 1942 off Barber's Point, Hawaiian Islands

1942: Buddy Blewster (?) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Pacific while serving with the USMC on October 22, 1942

1942: Joe Boren (?) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in a plane crash in the Carribean while serving with US Navy on July 12, 1942

1942: S.Sgt George Chandler (?) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in the crash of a Martin B-26 Marauder while serving with the USAAF in Louisiana on 9/18/1942

1942: Jim Grilk (Sacramento: PCL)....................Died from injuries suffered in an auto accident while serving as the Civilian Athletic Director at Sacramento Army Air Depot

1942: AM3c Billy Hebert (Oakland / PCL)....................Killed In Action in W.W.II

1942: Lt. Gordon Houston (Minor Leaguer / Texarkana).........................Died in a flying accident at McChord Field, Tacoma, WA while serving with the 55th Pursuit Group USAAF

1942: 2Lt. William Marszalek
(24) (Pirates Minor Leaguer).........................Died during maneuvers at Fort Huachuca, AZ on 10/7/1942

1942: Jack Patteson (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action on Guadalcanal while serving with the USMC

1942: Pvt. Pete Rehkamp (23) (Lenoir Reds: South Atlantic League)....................Died in an auto accident while serving with the 859th Signal Corps at Selfridge Field in Michigan on 9/9/1942

1942: Ensign Norman Smith (25) (Minor Leaguer)....................KIA serving with the US Navy in the Pacific on 8/9/1942

1942: Gene Stack (White Sox Minor Leaguer)....................Died on the mound from A heart attack while pitching for his Army Team on a Michigan City ballfield

1942: Ed Tuttle (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed in a plane crash while serving stateside with the US NAvy on 6/11/1942

1943: S. Sgt. Herman Bauer (Minor League Catcher (1938-41)....................Killed In Action in Europe

1943: Fred Beal (Minor Leaguer from 41-42)....................Died in an Army Hospital at Camp White, Oregon on 2/11/1943

1943: Ensign Murrill Brown (21) (Minor Leaguer)....................Died in A plane crash in Jacksonville, FL

1943: Pvt. Roger Dobbins (23) (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in the South Pacific while serving with the US Army on 1/21/1943

1943: 2Lt. Harold Dobson (23) (Minor Leaguer from 1941-42)....................Killed in a midair collison of two Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan's over Silver Lake, California while serving with the 984th Bombardier Training Squadron on 5/23/1943

1943: Lt. Carlyle J "Curly" Kopp (23) (Cardinals Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In a flying accident on 7/21/1943

1943: Elmer Gedeon (26) (Washington / AL)....................Killed In Action over St.Pol France as a member of the 394th Bomber Group

1943: Lt. Alan Grant (Minor Leaguer from 1939-42)....................Killed in a plane crash at Victoryville, CA on 5/23/1943

1943: 2Lt. Frank Haggerty (College Player: St. John's University)....................Killed in the crash of his Curtiss P-40F Warhawk on 9/23/1943

1943: 2Lt. Robert Hale (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA over Rabaul, New Guinea while serving with the 8th Bomb Squadron, 3rd Bomb Group on 10/24/1943

1943: LTJG Robert K. Hershey (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Pacific in August 1943

1943: Lt. Roswell Higginbotham (Cardinals Minor Leaguer)....................Died from complications following an abdominal operation while serving at the Quonset Point Naval Air Station, Rhode Island on May 23, 1943

1943: 2Lt. Lou Miller (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action during the Battle of the Bismark Sea while serving with the 63rd Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group, USAAF on 3/3/1943

1943: Lt. John Moller (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Pacific in September of 1943 while serving with the 320th Bomb Squadron, 90th Bomb Group on 8/8/1943

1943: Seaman Second Class. Joseph Rodgers (Hornell Maples: PONY League)....................KIA aboard the destroyer USS Buck off the coast of Salerno, Italy on 10/10/1943

1943: 2Lt. Glenn Sanford (24) (Minor Leaguer: 1933-41)....................Died when his Bell P-39 Airacobra crashed into Susicon Bay, CA while serving with the 380th Fighter Squadron, 363rd Fighter Group on 11/6/1943

1943: Pfc. Edward Schohl (Minor Leaguer: 1933-41)....................Died from wounds suffered in Italy on 11/1/1943

1943: Cpl. Howard Shea (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in the Pacific Theatre while serving in the US Army in 1943

1943: Lt.(jg) Jack Siens (Minor Leaguer).........................Died when his B-24 Liberator crashed off the coast of St of Eval, England on 9/10/1943

1943: Cpt. Marshall Sneed (Topeka Owls: Western Association)....................KIA when he was shot down over the Bay of Gabes, Tunisia while serving with the 65th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group on 2/22/1943

1943: Pvt. Joseph Sullivan (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in North Africa while serving with the US Army on 7/16/1943

1943: Joe Takata (24) (Amateur).........................Killed In Action while serving with the 100th Battalion, US Army at Monte Monte Milleto, Italy on 9/29/1943

1944: Cpl. Steve Tonsick (Minor Leaguer: 1938-41)....................KIA while serving with the US Army in North Africa on 3/28/1943

1943: PFC. George Zwilling (Reds Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action while serving with the 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division in Tunisia on 3/31/1943

1944: Pvt. James Addison (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in Belgium while serving with the 39th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division on 10/21/1944

1944: PFC. Louis Alberigo (27) (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA at Normandy Beach while serving with the 2nd Battalion, F Company, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division on 6/6/1944

1944: S. Sgt. Herman Bauer (White Sox Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action on 7/12/1944 while serving in France with the 3rd Armored Division

1944: Pvt. Fred Beal (22) (Sanford Seminoles: Class D Florida State League )....................Died at the 79th General Hospital at Camp White while stationed there on 2/11/1944

1944: Sgt. Leonard Berry (Minor Leaguer)....................Drowned when the troop transport SS Leopoldville was sunk by a German U-Boat on 12/24/1944 while serving with Company B, 264th Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division

1944: Lt. Keith Bissonette (Minor Leaguer)....................Lost on a mission over Burma while serving with the USAAF.

1944: Pvt. Forrest Brewer (Minor Leaguer / Charlotte)....................Killed In Action on June 6, 1944 at Normandy, France while serving with the 82nd Airborn

1944: Ensign Murrill Brown (21) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in a plane crash while serving at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida in September of 1944

1944: 1Lt. Ordway Cisgen (Minor Leaguer / Utica)....................Killed In Action in W.W.II

1944: Rene Croteau (Semi-Pro Player)....................KIA at Normandy while serving with the 82nd Airborne on 7/4/1944

1944: S. Sgt. Howard DeMartini (30) (Minor Leaguer)....................Drowned when the troop transport SS Leopoldville was sunk by a German U-Boat on 12/24/1944

1944: Frank Draper (Semi-Pro Player)....................KIA at Normandy while serving with Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division on 6/6/1944

1944: Sgt. Don Dudding (Semi-Pro Player).........................Died from injuries suffered in an auto accident near Bancroft, IA on 11/24/1944

1944: Pvt. Lou Elko (?) (Cubs Minor Leaguer)....................Killed in a military accident while serving with the USMC on 4/2/1944

1944: John Fessler (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action in Europe on 6/10/1944

1944: 2Lt. George Gamble (Rome Colonels: Canadian-American League)....................KIA in the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations while serving with the 26th Fighter Squadron, 51st Fighter Group on 12/4/ 1944

1944: Aviation Cadet Robert Gary (Minor Leaguer)....................Died at Briggs Field, TX on 2/5/1944

1944: Captain Elmer Gedeon (27) (Washington Senators Outfielder)....................KIA when his Martin B-26 Marauder was shot down over St. Pol France while serving with the 586th Bomb Squadron, 394th Bomb Group on 4/20/1944

1944: SSG Conrad Graff (?) (Minor Leaguer)....................KIA in World War II

1944: Pvt. Earl "Fritz" Guessford (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in France while serving with the US Army on 8/27/1944

1944: Cpl. Bob Gruss (Catcher in the Piedmont League)....................Died in the crash of a U.S. Army Air Force B-24E Liberator in the Nevada Desert while serving with the 4th Air Force’s 442nd Base Unit on 8/19/1944

1944: Pvt. Ernie Holbrook (Minor Leaguer)....................KIA in Belgium while serving with the 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division on 12/16/1944

1944: John Judefind (Amateur)....................KIA while serving with the 82nd Airborn during W.W.II

1944: Cpl. Art Keller (28) (Minor Leaguer / Toledo....................Killed In Action while serving with the 142nd Infantry Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division in the Vosges Region of France on 9/29/1944

1944: Lt. Stan Klores (27) (Baseball Coach at Northwestern University)....................Killed In Action when the Destroyer USS Cooper was sunk by the Japanese

1944: 1Lt. Walter Lake (Cleveland Indians Minor Leaguer)....................KIA while serving with Anti-tank Company, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry on 7/28/1944

1944: Pvt. Joe Laky (Amateur)....................Killed In Action while serving with the 82nd Airborn during W.W.II

1944: Felix Little (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed in a plane crash while serving in the pacific theatre on 1/12/1945

1944: Lt. Walter Loos (27) Minor Leaguer: 1939-41)....................Lost on Air Transport Command Flight 117

1944: Cpl. William Maloney (Amateur)....................Killed In Action while serving with the 82nd Airborn during W.W.II

1944: Pvt. Elmer Mertz (Amateur)....................Killed In Action in W.W.II

1944: Pvt. Joe Moceri (20) (Tigers Minor Leaguer)....................KIA at Normandy while serving with the 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division on 3/30/1945

1944: Seaman Ed Neusel (43) (Minor Leaguer)....................Died from Heart Disease at the home of his sister in St. Louis while serving with ths US Navy on 7/31/1944

1944: John Ogden (21) (Elmira Baseball Club Official)....................Killed In Action during W.W.II

1944: FO Joe Palatas (23) (Springfield Red Birds: Mid-Atlantic League)....................Died from wounds suffered when his B-17 was shot down while serving with the 325th Bomb Squadron, 92nd Bomb Group on 4/11/1944

1944:PFC. Jack Patterson (?) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Pacific Theatre while serving with the USMC on 11/2/1944

1944: S.Sgt. Metro Persoskie (23) (Minor Leaguer: 1939-42)....................Died over England while returning from a bombing mission (15th) over Germany

1944: Pvt. Charlie Pescod (Minor Leaguer: 1937-43)....................Killed In Action in France on 10/02/1944

1944: T5G. Joe Pinder ( Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient) (Minor League Pitcher from 1935-1941)....................Killed In Action on Omaha Beach while serving with HQ Company, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st on 6/6/1944

1944: TSgt. John Regan (27) (Minor League Pitcher from 1935-1941)....................Missing, Presumed Dead in the China-Burma-India Theater while serving with the 373rd Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group on 5/25/1944

1944: Milt Rosenstein (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Died of wounds suffered while serving with the US Army in the Pacific Theatre on 11/28/1944

1944: S.Sgt. Vic Saltzgaver (23) (Semi-Pro Player).........................Accidentally killed during a training exercise in North Africa while serving with 135th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Regiment on 7/22/1943

1944: Tech. Michael Sambolich (22) (Minor Leaguer)....................KIA in Belgium while serving with the 211th Medical Dispensary on 11/5/1944

1944: Cpl. Bob Schmukal (Under contrat by Boston Braves)....................KIA in France while serving with the 4142nd Quartermaster Service Company on 10/3/1944

1944: Pvt. Carl Scott (Monessen Indians: Pennsylvania State League)....................KIA at Normandy while serving with the 330th Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division on 7/26/1944

1944: S.Sgt. Don Shelton (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in while serving with on 1/21/1944

1944: Tech 5. Art Sinclair (Giants Minor Leaguer)....................KIA off the coast of Anzio while serving with the 83rd Chemical Battalion, Motorized on 1/26/1944

1944: S.Sgt. John Smith (Giants Minor Leaguer)....................KIA at Metzeresche, France while serving with the US Army on 11/4/1944

1944: Tech 4 Aubrey Stewart (38) (Negro Semi-Pro: Piedmont Colored Giants).........................Executed by the Waffen SS along with 10 other American Soldiers at Wereth, Belgium while serving with the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion on 12/17/1944

1944: 2Lt. Sylvester Sturges (Minor Leaguer from 1929-41)....................Died in the crash of his Douglas C-47 while serving as a Paratroop Ship Pilot with the 32nd Troop Carrier Squadron, 314th Troop Carrier Group on 6/7/1947

1944:Aviation Cadet Fred Swift (26) (Phillies Minor Leaguer)....................Died in the crash of his Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator near Blanco, TX while serving with the USAAF on 4/23/1944

1944: Cpl. John Tayler (Minor Leaguer: 1938-41)....................KIA in while serving with the USMC on 7/26/1944

1944: 1Lt. Wirt Twitchell (Minor League 1st Baseman from 1938-41)....................KIA on Saipan while serving with Company E, 158th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, US Army, in July, 1944

1944: Louis Varanese (Lou Vann) (31) (Minor Leaguer: 1933-39)....................Killed In Action in the Southwest Pacific while serving with the USMC on 5/18/1943

1944: Art Vivian (24) (Minor Leaguer: Newark Bears)....................KIA while serving on Guam with the 3rd Marine Division on 8/1/1944

1944: S.Sgt. Elmer Wachtler (26) (Cardinals Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Belgium while serving with the 134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Divisionthe on 1/5/1945

1944: PFC. Roman Wantuck (Sheboygan: Wisconsin State League)....................KIA in New Guinea while serving with the US Army on 6/16/1944

1944: S.Sgt. James Whitfield (24) (Cardinals Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Southwest Pacific while serving with the 322nd Regimental Combat Team, 81st Infantry Division on 9/22/1944

1944: PFC. Les Wirkkala (Browns Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in France whikle serving with HQ Company, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division on 9/7/1944

1944: 2Lt. Stanford Wolfson (22) (Browns Minor Leaguer)....................Shot by German soldiers after his B-17 was shot down over Germany while serving with 335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group on 11/5/1944

1944: Lt. Tom Woodruff (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Pacific while serving with the US Navy on 12/2/1944

1944: S.Sgt. Elmer Wright (28) (Browns Minor Leaguer)....................KIA at Normandy Beach while serving with the 1st Battalion, Company A, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division on 6/6/1944

1944: PFC. Fred Yeske (23) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action while serving in Italy with the US Army on 12/21/1944

1944: Marion Young (22) (Minor Leaguer: 1941-42)....................KIA in the Southwest Pacific while serving with the USMC on 12/13/1944

1944: 2Lt. John Zulberti (25) (Minor Leaguer)....................KIA in Luxemburg while serving with the 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division US Army on 1/21/1944

1945: T/5 Charles Bowers (22) (Johnson City Cardinals: Appalachian League)....................Died from wounds on April 15, 1945 while serving with the 138th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion

1945: MM3C Ed Brock (26) (Former Cardinals Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action while serving with the US Navy on February 26, 1945

1945: 2Lt. Floyd Christiansen (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Died in the crash of a Lockheed F-5E at Will Rogers Field, Oklahoma while serving with the 348th CCTS USAAF on 7/10/1945

1945: PFC. Frank Ciaffone (19) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action on Iwo Jima while serving with the 9th Marines on 3/3/1945

1945: Pfc. Clarence Clayton (19) (Middletown Red Sox, Class D Ohio State League).........................Killed In Action in Czechoslovakia while serving with the 358th Infantry Regiment, 90th Infantry Division on 5/1/1945

1945: Cpl. Les Clotiaux (Semi-Pro Player).........................Died in a plane crash after playing in an exhibition game at Childress Army Air Base in Texas on 8/9/1945

1945: Pvt. Sammy Crowns (26) (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in action in the Philippines while serving with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division on 3/28/1945

1945: PFC. Olan Dabbs (26) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed in action in Heilbronn, Germany on 4/6/1945 while serving with Company E, 397th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division

1945: Lt. Colonel Edward Dalton (49) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed in a plane crash in Belgium while serving with the Civil Affairs Division, US Army on 3/30/1945

1945: Lt. (jg) Norman Duncan (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action in a Kamikaze attack on the USS Whitehurst off the coast of Okinawa on 4/12/1945

1945: Cpl. Charles Etherton (26) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed himself with a straight razor on 12/27/1944 after having served wiht the USMC in the Pacific Theatre

1945: Lt. Herb Fash (29)....................Killed In Action from an explosion aboard the carrier USS John Hancock

1945: PFC. Frank Faudem (23) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action at Leyte Gulf while serving with Company A, 305th Infantry Regiment, 77th Infantry Division on 1/12/1945

1945: Lt. Ernest Ford USMC (Red Sox Minor Leaguer in 1942)....................Died in a Parachute Jump Accident on May 4th, 1945 at Corpus Christi, Texas

1945: Sgt. William Hansen (23) (Milwaukee: American Association)....................Killed In Action in Belgium

1945: Sgt. Victor Hartline (26) (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in Luxembourg while serving with the Third Army on 1/21/1945

1945: Pvt. Manuel Hernandez (Minor Leaguer: San Diego PCL)....................KIA in Germany while a member of the 367 INF. DIV in W.W.II

1945: 2Lt. Robert Holmes (21) (Yankees Minor Leaguer)....................Died from wounds suffered on Iwo Jima while serving with the USMC on 2/22/1945

1945: PFC. Ernie Hrovatic (22) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Belgium while serving with the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division US Army on 1/14/1945

1945: Pvt. Harry Imhoff (19) (Baltimore Orioles Catcher)....................Killed In Action on Okinawa

1945: TSgt. Frank Janik (30) (Rome Colonels: Can-Am League)....................Killed In Action on Okinama while serving with Company F, 10th Infantry Regiment US Army on 4/29/1945

1945: SST. Harry Ladner(29) (Minor League Umpire)....................Killed In Action on Okinawa while seriving with 77th Infantry Division, US Army on 4/18/1945

1945: Harlan Larsen (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action in the Pacific on 7/30/1945

1945: Alan Lightner (23) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action in Europe 1/12/1945

1945: 1Lt. Jack Lummus (29) (Wichita Falls Spudders: West Texas-New Mexico League)....................KIA on Iwo Jima while serving with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Division, USMC on 3/9/1945

1945: PFC Ted Maillet (24) (Cincinnati Reds Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Belgium while serving with the 386th Infantry Regiment, 97th Infantry Division on 4/7/1945

1945: 2Lt. Dom Malchiodi (24) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed in a plane crash while serving with the USAAF in Europe on 5/31/1945

1945: AD2 Henry Martinez (27) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in the Central Pacific

1945: Lt. John McKee (34) (Minor Leaguer: Columbus / Atlanta)....................Killed In Action in Belgium

1945: T5 Paul Mellblom (28) (Federalsburg: Eastern Shore League)....................KIA in Belgium while serving with 41st Cavalry Recon Squadron, 11th Armored Division on 1/14/1945

1945: George Meyer (?) (Minor Leaguer).........................Killed In Action while serving with the US Army in Europe on 1/15/1945

1945: 2Lt. Lou Miller (24) (Minor Leaguer)....................KIA when his B-17 was shot down during the Battle of the Bismark Sea while serving with the 63rd Bomb Squadron, 43rd Bomb Group on 3/3/1943

1945: Lt. John Moller (27) (Olean Oilers: PONY League)....................Killed when the B-24 Liberator he was piloting crashed near Port Moresby, New Guinea while serving with the 320th Bomb Squadron, 90th Bomb Group on 6/8/1943

1945: George Meyer (20) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Belgium

1945: PFC. Walt Navie (27) (Minor Leaguer)....................Commited Suicide with a .45 automatic at an Army camp in Laredo, Texas on 10/9/1945

1945: Pvt. Jack Nealy (21) (Birmingham: Southern Association)....................KIA at Iwo Jima while serving with the USMC on 3/2/1945

1945: Pvt. William Niemeyer (24) (Cubs Minor Leaguer)....................KIA in Germany while serving with Company G, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Infantry Division on 3/4/1945

1945: Sgt. Hank Nowak (26) (Minor Leaguer / New Orleans)....................KIA in Belgium on 1/1/1945 while serving with the US Army

1945: S2cnd Class Frank Obzud (33) (Semi-Pro Player)....................Killed in the crash of a Beechcraft SNB that was enroute to Corpus Christi, Texas from Pensacola, Florida on September 17, 1945

1945: 1Lt. Harry O'Neill (Philadelphia / AL)....................Killed In Action at Iwo Jima while serving with the USMC on 3/6/1945

1945: Lt. Harold Phillips (Catcher in the Piedmont League)....................Died in the crash of an Army Airforce plane in route back from a Semi-Pro baseball tournament in Texas

1945: AD1. Bob Price (26) (Minor Leaguer: San Francisco PCL....................Died At Sea in January, 1945

1945: Pvt. Ernie Raimondi (24) (7 Year Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Italy while serving with the 2nd Battalion, Company G, 324th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Division on 1/26/1945

1945: 2Lt. Bill Sarver (25) (Minor Leaguer / Augusta)....................KIA while serving with the 67th Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Armored Division on 4/6/1945

1945: Pfc. Charles Schaube (27) (Minor Leaguer / Augusta)....................KIA while serving with the 323rd Field Artillery Battalion, 83rd Infantry Division US Army on 4/16/1945

1945: 2Lt. Frank Schulz (Minor Leaguer / Flint)....................Killed In Action on Somur, Philippines while serving with the 394th Bomb Squadron, 5th Bomb Group on 6/17/45

1945: Ensign Walt Schmisseur (25) (Olean Oilers: PONY League )....................KIA while serving in the South Pacific with the US Navy Air Corps on 2/20/1945

1945: FO Harold Sherman (23) (Minor League Pitcher from 1935-1941)....................Killed when his Consolidated B-24L Liberator crashed 30 miles south of Mowkung, China on 7/7/1945

1945: Major Billy Southworth Jr. DFC/Air Medal (27) (Minor Leaguer / Toronto)....................B-29 Superfortress Bomber Crash at LaGuardia Airport in NYC on 2/14/1945

1945: Sgt. Earl Springer (26) (1940 Baltimore Orioles)....................Killed In Action while serving with Company B, 7th Armored Infantry Battalion, 8th Armored Division on 1/25/1945

1945: S2cnd Class Frank Obzud (33) (Semi-Pro Player)....................Killed in the crash of a Beechcraft SNB that was enroute to Corpus Christi, Texas from Pensacola, Florida on 9/17/1945

1945: Pvt. James Stewart (34) (Seattle Rainiers: PCL)....................Killed In Action at Iwo Jima while serving with the USMC on 3/22/1945

1945: Lt. Hilton "Tommy" Thompson (Semi-Pro Player).........................Killed in a plane crash at Pensacola, FL while serving with the US Navy in June of 1945

1945: Pvt. Jim Trimble (18) (Under Contract with the Washington Senators)....................Killed by a Jap suicide bomber on Iwo Jima while serving with the 4th Platoon, 3rd Reconnaissance Company, 3rd Marine Division on 3/1/1945

1945: S.Sgt. Elmer Wachtler (26) (Cardinals Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Belgium

1945: T5. Dick Williams (Appleton Papermakers / Sheboygan Indians: Wisconsin State League)....................KIA during the Battle Of The Philippines while serving with the 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division on 2/21/1945

1945: Cpl. Peter Zarilla (Knoxville Smokies: Southern Association)....................Died in the crash of an Army Airforce plane in route back from A Semi-Pro baseball tournament in Texas on 8/9/1945

1945: TSgt. Lamar A “Dutch” Zimmerman (26) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action in Luxemburg while serving with the 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division U.S. Army on 1/24/1945

1946: Sgt. Rod Sooter (Semi-Pro Player).........................KIA in Italy while serving with the 133rd Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division on 9/15/1944

1950: Pvt. Edward C. Leneve (Cubs Minor Leaguer / Visalia, CA)....................Killed In Action on 12/2/1950 while serving with the USMC

1951: William Edward Crago (21) (Dublin: Georgia State League)....................Killed In Action in Korea

1951: Pvt. Leonard Glica (22) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action while serving with the 21st Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Divisionon 5/26/1951

1951: Pvt. Raymond Henry Jankowski (22) (Cardinals Minor Leaguer)....................Died from injuries suffered at Fort Huachuca, Arizona on 11/5/1951

1951: Cpl. John Lazar (Browns Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action on 9/7/1951

1951: Sgt. Marcel Poelker (23) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action on 9/25/1951

1951: Lt. Carol Sweiger (23) (Minor Leaguer)....................Killed In Action on 10/4/1951

1952: Mjr. Bob Neighbors (St. Louis / AL).....................M.I.A. / Presumed Dead when shot down during the Korean War while serving with the USAF on 8/8/1952

1952: Erwin Adamcewiez (23) (Cardinals Minor Leaguer).....................Died from Wounds Received in Korea at Fort Devens, MA on 11/21/1952

1952: John Hrasch (24) (Shortstop for New Orleans).....................Called into service in 1952 / Killed in an auto accident at Camp Pickett on 9/18/1952

1952: Sa. James R. Hudgens (22) (San Jose / PCL).....................Killed In Action while serving with the US Navy on April 21, 1952

1952: Pfc. Walter Koehler (25) (Greensboro, NC Club).....................Killed In Action while serving with the U.S. Army in Korea on 7/28/1952

1952: Fred Tschudin (29) (Minor League Catcher / Manager).....................Killed in an Air Force training plane accident on 3/14/1952

1952: Pvt. Charles Wilcox (?) (Anderson, Indiana Club).....................Killed In Action while serving with the U.S. Army on 9/8/1952

1952: Jack Leonard (22) (Minor Leaguer).....................died at Montgomery Alabama while serving with the USAF on 9/15/1953

1952: Pvt. Carl D. Tumlinson (Dodgers Minor Leaguer).....................Killed In Action on 4/7/1953

1953: Lt. George C. Reeden (23) (Lexington: North Carolina State League)....................Killed in the crash of a North American F-86D Saber Jet Crash at Panama City, FL on 12/11/1953

1953: Pvt. Gilbert Shirk....................Died in an auto accident at Perryville, Maryland on 5/20/1953

1960: Col. Bob Stephens USAF (38) (Lexington: North Carolina State League)....................Killed in the crash of a North American F-100 Super Sabre at Cannon AFB, Clovis, NM on 4/6/1960

1967: Lt. Cmdr. Ronald Dodge (31) (Braves Minor Leaguer).....................Shot down over Vietnam and later died in captivity while serving with the U.S. Navy

1967: SP4 Richard A. Vinal (21) (Amateur).....................Killed In Action in Long An Province, Republic Of Vietnam, while serving with the U.S. Army on 4/15/1967

1968: Pfc. Udell Chambers (Braves Minor Leaguer).....................Killed in a rocket attack near DaNang, Republic of Vietnam while serving in the U.S. Army on 6/1/1968

1968: S.Sgt Charles Chase (Twins Minor Leaguer).....................Killed In Action in Republic of Vietnam while serving with the U.S. Army on 6/11/1968

1968: Pfc. Larry Smith (22) Umpire: California and Pioneer Leagues)....................Killed In Action in Republic of Vietnam while serving with the U.S. Army on 8/23/1968

1968: SP4 Kerry Taylor (19) (Sarasota: Gulf Coast League)....................Killed in Action when his Ammunition exploded on 1/21/1968

1969: SP4 Joseph F. McCarthy (Braves Minor Leaguer).....................Killed In Action in Republic of Vietnam on 5/25/1969

1970: Cpl. Harmon Bovee (21) (Minor Leaguer)....................Died from wounds susffered while serving with the U.S. Army 3/4/1970

1970: SP4 Eddie Glinnen (21) (Giants Minor Leaguer)....................Died in 3d Field Hospital on 11 January, 1970 of cardiac arrest from overhydration due to wounds sustained when he struck an explosive device with a swing blade on the Dau Tieng bunkerline while a member of Co.B, 2nd BN (Mech), 2nd Inf, 1st Infantry Division

2006: Major Stephen Reich (34) (US Olympic Baseball Team / Former Orioles Minor Leaguer).....................Killed In Action on 6/28/2005 when his MH-47D Helicopter was shot down by enemy fire during combat operations in eastern Afghanistan while assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)



EDDIE GLINNEN

I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. -- Abraham Lincoln, November 1864