Commander Carl Fredrick Huth Jr., United States Navy, Retired, age 93, received his Orders from the Supreme Commander and reported for duty on August 17, 2023. Carl was born on December 3, 1929, in San Francisco, California, the son of Carl and Mabel M. (Biesterfeldt) Huth. He graduated from Samuel Gompers Trades School in June 1947 and enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1947.
From August 1947 until his selection to attend Officer Candidates School in March 1958, Commander Huth advanced through the enlisted ranks culminating his enlisted service as a Chief Electronics Technician. Upon completion of Office Candidate School, on August 15, 1958, he was commissioned an Ensign, Supply Corps, United States Navy.
Commander Huth attended City College of San Francisco and the University of San Francisco during his off duty hours. He was eventually selected to attend the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and upon graduation in June 1971 received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Commander Huth's sea duty assignments during his naval service included: USS ASTORIA (CL-90), USS (AKA-61), USS LEXINGTON (CVA-16), USS BON HOMME RICHARD (CVA-31), USS TOLEDO (CA-133), USS LOS ANGELES (CA-135), USS DES MOINES (CA-134), USS INTERCEPTER (AGR-8) AND THE USS PAUL REVERE (LPA-248).
His shore duty assignments included Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois; Naval Station Treasure Island, San Francisco, California; Special Weapons Unit Pacific, Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego. California; Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, California; Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island; Naval Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia; Naval Supply Center, Oakland, California; Military Technical Advisory Group, Jakarta, Indonesia; Inspector of Naval Material, San Francisco; Defense Contract Administration Services Region, San Francisco; Defense Electronics Supply Center, Dayton, Ohio; and the Naval Avionics Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Commander Huth served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He earned a number of campaign and service awards during his naval career.
Upon retirement from the Navy in October 1978, Commander Huth accepted a management position at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he ultimately retired as a Program manager in November 1993.
Commander Huth's parents preceded him in death. His Mother Mabel passed at the young age of 22 and his stepmother, Rosina at the age of 25 as a result of a traffic accident.
He is survived by his current wife Donna, his sons Carl III and Kirk, his daughterLisa A, Stoddard, is stpson, Gary E. Moore, and his stepdaughters Cherly S. Bequette and Kelly J. Ebenkamp. His is also survived by his brothers Robert and George.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Walton Funeral Home, 875 West Second Street, Reno, Nevada. Commander Huth will be transported to Arlington National Cemetery for interment with his beloved wife of 21 years, Madelym, who was killed in a tragic auto accident in Los Alamos, New Mexico, in September 1999.
Memorials are suggested to the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 123, Washington, DC 20004-2608.