|Rank||Lieutenant U.S. Navy|
|Date of Death||September 19 1950|
National Defense Service Medal
Lieutenant Kilthau was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Kilthau was a member of the U.S. Navy. On September 19, 1950, he was a passenger of a C-54 Skymaster transport from Kwajalein to Japan. The aircraft crashed and exploded shortly after takeoff killing all 26 Naval personnel on board.