L. R. Stegemerten

Korean War
RankLieutenant U.S. Navy
Date of DeathJanuary 28 1953
National Defense Service Medal
Lieutenant Stegemerten was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Lieutenant Stegemerten was a crew member of a PB4Y-2S Privateer patrol bomber with Patrol Bomber Squadron 9, assigned to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington. On January 28, 1953, in bad weather, the aircraft struck Black Peak, Washington at 5,000 feet altitude, killing ten crew members.