ALBERT D. MCFALL, CDR, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: March 12, 1927
Date of death: December 6, 1966
Age: 39

Lucky Bag

1950 McFall LB.jpg

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

ALBERT DODGE MCFALL

Jacksonville, Florida

A true Southerner, even if only by choice . . . fully capable of taking life easy at all times . . . at his best in the middle of a gay party or on the dance floor with his Jacksonville OAO . . . really put out for academics . . . some days you just couldn't make a nickel . . . born with a great sense of humor . . . good natured and diplomatic in any situation . . . a reliable man on the Batt wrestling team and ever ready for a game of handball . . . "How's about a little bridge, boys?" . . . a true Frenchman unless there is a different story . . . red hair and a long frame . . . Sky Anchors Aweigh . . . anyway you look at it, Mac is a sure bet for success.

Loss

From USNA 1950:

Dodge McFall failed to return to USS Bon Homme Richard from a night training flight off San Diego. He was commaning officer of VA-76. Pete Boney closed his remarks with, "Many of us lost a close friend, our class lost an outstanding member, and the Navy has lost one of its finest officers...."

Other reports put the cause as a bad catapult launch. Dodge was lost on December 6, 1966; he is buried in Florida.

Distinguished Flying Cross

Unable to find citation for DFC, but listed on headstone.


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Class of 1950
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