From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Alfred McGlothlin '67

Date of birth: July 19, 1942

Date of death: April 20, 1970

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:


From the September-October 1970 issue of SHIPMATE.

From the September-October 1970 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Alfred Lynn McGlothlin, USN, died 20 April as the result of a helicopter crash in Meridian, Ms. He was co-pilot of the fateful aircraft that crashed minutes after takeoff due to engine failure. He was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Al.

Lt. McGlothlin was born in Birmingham. Prior to entering USNA he attended Marion Institute, Marion, Al. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1967.

After graduation he was assigned duty in Pensacola where he received his wings the following year. At the time of his death he had accumulated over 700 flight hours. He was to have reported for duty in Vietnam in August.

Lt. McGlothlin is survived by his widow, Linda Jane, 614 S. 16th St., Bessemer, Al. 35020; a son, Michael Shawn; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. McGlothlin, of Birmingham; and his grandparents.

Three others aboard were also lost; there is a plaque memorializing all four men in the Branch Health Clinic, NAS Meridian.

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Class of 1967

Alfred is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 on Virtual Memorial Hall.