PETER H KRUSI
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 16 OF THE WALL

PETER HERMAN KRUSI

WALL NAME

PETER H KRUSI

PANEL / LINE

29E/16

DATE OF BIRTH

06/04/1930

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, PR&MR UNK.

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/03/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SMITHFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Cache County

STATE

UT

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LCDR

STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR PETER HERMAN KRUSI
POSTED ON 10.31.2019
POSTED BY: Edward Burggraf

RIP, Sir!

RIP, Sir!
As an enlisted crewman/navigator in Heavy Attack Squadron Eight, I flew many missions with LCDR Krusi. He had character and was a good man. I enjoyed flying with him.
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POSTED ON 10.22.2019
POSTED BY: KR

LCDR Peter H. Krusi - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2019

LCDR Peter H. Krusi - POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY 2019
The Department of Defense conducted a ceremony at the Pentagon on Friday, 20 September 2019 in recognition of POW/MIA Recognition Day. Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Nordquist remembered the 1,587 MIAs from the Vietnam War as well as all those still unaccounted for from WWII, the Korean War, the Cold War and other conflicts. Since the 2018 Ceremony, DPAA has positively identified 7 Vietnam War MIAs. Lieutenant Commander Peter Herman Krusi, USNA Class of 1953, is one of those 1,587 MIAs unaccounted for in Southeast Asia from the Vietnam War. He is one of two graduates from his U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis class who is still MIA. The other USNA Class of 1953 MIA is Col. George Tyler, USAF.

This is the link to the DoD story about the ceremony:

https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1967474/prisoners-of-war-missing-in-action-remembered-at-pentagon-ceremony/

This is the link to the C-Span video of the ceremony:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?464524-1/pentagon-hosts-national-powmia-recognition-day-ceremony
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POSTED ON 8.25.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Casualty at Sea

Casualty at Sea
On November 3, 1967, the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) was conducting night air combat operations on Yankee Station, about fifty miles off the coast of North Vietnam. At approximately 7:22 PM, a Douglas KA-3B Skywarrior modified for tanker duty attempted a launch off the carrier. Movement and acceleration down the catapult track appeared normal for about ninety feet when sparks were suddenly seen coming from the aft nose section of the jet. The Skywarrior decelerated for the remainder of the travel down the track. It left the carrier in a wings-level, nose slightly low attitude without sufficient velocity for a successful launch and subsequently impacted the water off the port bow. When the spray cleared, the tail of the aircraft was visible above the water, but the jet submerged almost immediately and sank in 192 feet of water. An extensive search was conducted by Naval destroyers USS O’Bannon (DD-450) and USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) which resulted in the recovery of the body of crewman ADJ1 Richard W. Sandifer. One helmet and various aircraft debris was also located. Pilot LCDR Peter H. Krusi and navigator LTJG Hans H. Grauert were not found. Search and recovery efforts were later terminated with both missing crewmen were presumed dead. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 6.4.2018
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Commander Peter Herman Krusi, Served with Heavy Attack Squadron 8 (VAH-8), Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14), USS Constellation, Task Force 77 (TF-77), 7th Fleet.
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POSTED ON 2.18.2016
POSTED BY: David and Melanie Sandifer

Not Forgotten

We have not forgotten you, LCDR Peter Krusi. You were on the plane that went down with our father (ADJ2 Richard Sandifer) and LTJG Hans Grauert on 3 Nov 1967. Thank you for your service.
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