|Pilot Tribune 1 July 1943|
Robert Cathro Is Drowned On Duty
Robert R. Cathro, 21, seaman second class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Cathro of Ft. Crook, was drowned in line of duty his parents were informed Saturday. The youth’s father and William K. strode of Blair are cousins, and young Cathro was the fiancé of Miss Lorraine Hansen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Hansen of Blair.
Cathro was a deep sea diver and had finished training about seven weeks ago. Details of the death were not disclosed in the telegram from Admiral Ronald Jacobs, Arlington, Va.
The boy’s father is chief operating engineer at Ft. Crook.
Note: Since the actual death date was not given, the news article date was used.
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~