VIRGINIA BEACH -- Louis H. Klag, 74, of the 1500 block of Gumbridge Road,
died July 19, 1999, in a local hospital. Born in Baltimore, he retired as an ATCS  (Avionics Technician Chief Senior) from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service, then he went on to Home Improvements to help around his community. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, where he was a trustee. He was an active blood donor. 

Survivors include his wife, Joan V. Klag; three daughters, Martha Sales of  Titusville, Fla., Virginia Stone of Virginia Beach and Judith Campbell of Poquoson, Va.; two sons, Louis H. Klag, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Jeffery Klag of Moyock, N.C.; a sister, Edith Majcher of Pittsburgh; a brother, Leroy Klag of Baltimore; six grandchildren (three boys and three girls); and two  great-grandchildren  (one boy and one girl).

A funeral was be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Prince of Peace Lutheran  Church by the Rev. Edwin Nicklas. Burial was be in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.
The family received friends at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Prince of Peace  Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel, handled the arrangements. 



My father, ARM2 Louis Klag is listed as a crewmember
in 1946.  He was diagnosed with lukemia almost 2 years
and died on July 19, 1999. 

I'm sure you wonder what was an 'Aviation Radioman 2nd
class' doing on board the Rich.  He was a gunner in the 
back seat of a SB2C Helldiver divebomber from VA17A 
onboard USS Randolph CV15.  On Oct31, 1946 (Halloween)
his plane had a bad cat shot on the Randolph and went in
the water.  Your crew rescued my father and the pilot. 

While attending one of your reunions several years ago he
actually met the men who rescued him and got some copies
of pictures some of the others had taken. He had never seen
these pictures and was very pleased to get them.   He had 
retired from the Navy in 1973 as an ATCS.  I retired from the
Navy in 1994 as an AECS. 

So from 2 brownshoe sailors, Thank you for your hospitality
and goodwill, he will surely miss you guys.

Here is a link to a web site in his honor:

  Louis Klag Jr            

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