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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: May 30, 1928
Date of death: July 3, 1956
Age: 28

Lucky Bag

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From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Long Island, New York

B-E-R-N-I-E!! . . . DA!, you knew who's being called when you hear that shriek in the sixth wing. B.K. was a good all around athlete; had a little of that serious side. A hard and conscientious worker. The Marine Corps lost an invaluable asset when Ken decided to go Navy line. Spent more than he earned and usually borrowed the rest. A cool stiff breeze stirs the wildman in him. Kept his cruise box warm by lining it with a blanket. Likes responsibility, was in charge of room all youngster year. Studies might have worried him, but they never beat him . . . he's one of that indomitable sort who sticks to it and comes out on top.


From Find A Grave:

Graduated in the U.S. Naval Academy class of 1953 and entered flight training. Seriously injured in a training aircraft accident at Pensacola. Completed syllabus after recovery and designated Naval Aviator. Kiled in an AD Skyraider aircraft accident during Field Carrier Landing Practice at Crow's Landing, California.

He was survived by his wife, Dianne, and a daughter, Alison; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1953
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