BENJAMIN D. VAUGHAN, LT, USN
Benjamin Vaughan '44
Date of birth: December 31, 1921
Date of death: April 21, 1947
From the 1944 Lucky Bag:
Benjamin was lost when his airplane crashed "at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville" on April 21, 1947. He was survived by his brother and two sisters.
He is buried in Florida. He was survived by his brother, Douglas Vaughan, previously also a lieutenant in the Navy, and two sisters, Charlotte, Mrs. Brooks Walker of Baltimore, and Elizabeth, Mrs. Robert W. Keely, Jr., of Jacksonville.
The above article noted he served as a deck officer aboard USS Cabot (CVL 28) in the Pacific during World War II before earning his wings in February 1946.
The University of the South lists him as an alumnus of Sewanee Military Academy. The alumni notes state "he had only recently received his wings at Pensacola after training at Dallas and Corpus Christi."
William Rafferty, Jr. ’44 was also on the gymnastics team.