BADGER C. SMITH, III, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Badger Smith, III '59

Date of birth: October 24, 1936

Date of death: January 12, 1962

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


Loss

1959 Smith 1.jpg

From Find A Grave:

Buried with full military honors.

Navigator P2-U patrol plane crashed in 1962, body recovered in September 1966. On a flight from Greenland to Iceland,crashed on Kronborg glacier, found with 11 other service men.

Graduated from St.John's Military Academy in Washington, D.C. and the United States Naval Academy in 1959. Stationed in Rota, Spain.

Badger was "the son of Mrs. Willye B. Hurd and husband of Patricia Smith, all of Washington."

There is an extensive writeup on the discovery of the aircraft.

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Class of 1959

Badger is one of 31 members of the Class of 1959 in Memorial Hall.