Peter Kristi death
Utahn Killed In Crash ' : Off Carrier • LOGAN (AP) _ A Smithfield navy pilot was recently killed in a Vietnam war a;r-, craft accident. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Krusi, SmjtHield, received word of the death of their son Lt Cmdr. Peter Krusi, 37. The message they received read in part, "owing to a mechanical failure during the takeoff of a tanker airplane from the aircraft carrier Constellation, the plane catapulat- ed into the water and sank with three men aboard. One of them was Peter Krusi." Cmdr. Krusi joined the Navy in 1947 and was graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. He was on his second tour of duty in Vietnam at the time of his death. Cmdr. Krusi is survived by his parents, widow and two children. A memorial service for the three airmen was held at the Navy base in Gak Harbor, Washington.