BENJAMIN TAPPAN, III, LCDR, USN
Benjamin Tappan, III '66
Date of birth: January 23, 1944
Date of death: June 2, 1980
From the 1966 Lucky Bag:
Ben was lost when his A-7E Corsair II crashed near NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, on June 2, 1980.
Appears his father, Benjamin Tappan, Jr., was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for action during the Battle of Midway. He took command of a fighter squadron in 1953. It appears his grandfather was also a Naval Officer and a graduate (USNA 1876) who was awarded the Navy Cross.