Captain Albert Stroh, Jr., USN Ret. WWII Army Engineer, Naval Engineer Korea and Viet Nam
Alfred Stroh, Jr., enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1942, was called to active duty in 1943, and was assigned to the Army Advanced Engineering Program at Kansas State University, followed by service with the 789th Field Artillery in the Philippines. While stationed in Manila, he attended the trial of Imperial Japanese Army General Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was hanged as a war criminal. Alfred was released from the Army in 1946.
Before enlisting, Alfred had attended Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska, and in 1947 graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Civil Engineering; he was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps. He earned a Master of Engineering Administration from George Washington University in 1959.
He served in the military during World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands, Kansas, Virginia, California, Maryland, Guam, Hawaii, Washington, D. C.; Newport, Rhode Island; Keflavik, Iceland; Seattle, Washington; Vietnam, and Great Lakes, Illinois.
One of his most memorable Navy experiences was coordinating the restoration of Kodiak Island after the 1964 Alaskan earthquake. His last command was C.O. of Midwest Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Great Lakes. A Registered Professional Engineer, he dedicated 27 years to the Navy, retiring in 1974.
Alfred was a member of Lake Bluff, IL American Legion Post 510, and the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation.