Summary: retired Air Force colonel serving as a navigator on a B-17 bomber over Germany in World War II who was reportedly hospitalized in extremely critical condition from blunt-force trauma injuries caused by the floodwaters after he apparently cut his arm while he and his son Tim Kriehn rode out the storm in their Biloxi, Mississippi house during the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to the storm surge and levee failure before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.
Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina
Born: April 20, 1916
Died: August 31, 2005
Location: Biloxi, Mississippi