Obit: Keppel, William (? -1944)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
----Sources: Scrap book one: by Elsa Lange Hardrath & Dorthaleen Edwards Hardrath
Contributed by Halbert "Bud" Hardrath
FORMER COLBY TEACHER REPORTED LOST AT SEA
COLBY, WIS. - Lt. (jg) William Keppel, a former Colby High School Teacher, has been reported missing in action by the U.S. Navy, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Keppel of Mindoro.
Lt. Keppel was stationed on the U. S. S. Warrington, which was lost off the Atlantic coast in last week’s hurricane.
The Navyman, who taught in Colby during the 1941- 42 school year, received his commission at Annapolis Sept. 8, 1942, and was stationed on a destroyer in the Pacific before being transferred to the Warrington.
Additional note in margin:
Teacher of Halbert Hardrath
More information Found:
World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas
Name: William V. Keppel
Inducted From: Wisconsin
Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade
Combat Organization: United States Navy Reserve Death Date: Sept. 13, 1944
Monument: Battery Park, New York City, New York, USA
Last Known Status: Missing
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