All of Sam's four sons, Richard, William, Robert and Edward followed in his footsteps by becoming navy men and making it their career. His daughter Dorothy also married a career navy man, Howard Kamler.
Richard was in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard December 7th, 1941. He retired after 30 years of naval service.
William was in the process of re-enlisting back in the States when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He retired after 30 years of naval service.
Robert was aboard the USS West Virginia and survived the Pearl Harbor attack. He retired with 37 years of naval service.
Edward Kronberger retired after 30 years of naval service and also survived the attack on Pearl Harbor aboard the USS West Virginia.
Dorothy's husband, Howard Kamler, retired after 24 years of naval service.
Chief Sam Kronberger was also aboard the USS West Virginia during the attack of December 7, 1941. Father and two sons all survived the attack aboard the same ship, the USS West Virginia BB-48. Sam retired after 40 years of naval service as a Chief Warrant Officer (Gunner).