She told me General Kratz died in May of 1987, shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday May 14 of that year. I asked if he still swam at that time, and she recalled a touching memory that delighted her, and me. It seems that she took him to his regular pool (Santa Barbara's Coral Casino) five weeks before his death to do a swim workout.
Grace Altus , Ojai-Santa Barbara Masters Swimmer, age 75. 11/9/99