From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Arthur Staecker '66

Date of birth: September 13, 1944

Date of death: May 17, 1968

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1966 Lucky Bag:


From the September-October 1968 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. (jg) A. Wayne Staecker, USN, died 17 May as the result of a mid-air airplane collision while on a routine training flight near Visalia, Calif. A memorial service was held at Lemoore Naval Ar Station Chapel, with burial at sea from USS Hancock.

Lt. Steacker was born in Chicago, 111., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1966. He completed basic and jet training and re- ceived his wings 6 January at Beeville, Tex. He had been serving with Attack Squadron 122, Naval Air Station, Lemoore.

Surviving are his widow, Sherry Louise; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur O. Staecker; and a sister, Mrs. Warren H. Graham.

He was piloting a A-7 Corsair II.

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John Consolvo, Jr. '66 was also in 31st Company.

Thomas Boyle, Jr. '66 and Leroy Bates '66 were also members of Attack Squadron (VA) 122 in 1968. All three men were killed in a six month period.

Class of 1966

Arthur is one of 36 members of the Class of 1966 on Virtual Memorial Hall.