Special Agent Harry J. Schanz

Special Agent Harry J. Schanz

United States Naval Criminal Investigative Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Sunday, October 29, 1972

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Harry J. Schanz

Special Agent Harry Schanz was killed in a fire aboard the USS Saratoga (CV-60) while conducting an investigation.

The USS Saratoga was at anchor in Singapore harbor when a fire broke out aboard the ship. Agent Schanz and two sailors died as the result of smoke inhalation.

Agent Schanz had served with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service for nine years. He was survived by his wife and four daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Location Overseas

fire, investigation

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Agent Schanz,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the USNR as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 29, 2022

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