August 2, 1932 – April 13, 2018
Nathaniel Kruskol, LTC USA (Ret.), B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., 85, entered into rest on Friday, April 13th, 2018.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Elaine Kruskol; sons, Howard Kruskol (Toni) and Robert Kruskol (Grace); granddaughter, Stephanie Batchelder (David); and his favorite pet cockatiel, Prince Trouble.
He majored in industrial arts, and was a member of Pershing Rifles Military Honor Society, Company A-8 (1951-1953), 8th Regiment HQ (1953 – 1954). In 1954, he was awarded the Bronze Medal from the 8th Reg. HQ Pershing Rifles. He received his Master’s degree in industrial arts from CCNY in 1963. He then became an industrial arts teacher at So. High School in Valley Stream, NY, and then went on as a reservist to teach at The Engineers School, located in Fort Belvior, Virginia. U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, D.C. Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL Correspondence PRG. Nathaniel retired as a military educator in 1983 and as a civilian educator in 1987.
He is a founding member of the Army Historical Foundation’s Campaign to Build the National Museum of the U.S. Army. He has also been a founding sponsor of the Army Historical Society since 2014. Since 1958, Nathaniel has been a life member of the Reserve Officers Association of the U.S. His hobbies included collecting U.S. stamps and coins; he also had an old-time radio collection dating from 1939-1950s on reel to reel tape, cassette, and CDs, and about 5000PGMs.
An inurnment will take place at a later date with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.