BRADLEY G. CUTHBERT, MAJ, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Bradley Cuthbert '62

Date of birth: November 23, 1940

Date of death: November 23, 1968

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1962 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From Find A Grave:

Major Cuthbert was a member of the 14th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Udorn Airbase, Thailand. On November 23, 1968, he was the electronics systems officer of a McDonnell Phantom II Reconnaissance Fighter (RF-4C) on a photo reconnaissance mission near Dong Hoi, over North Vietnam, when the aircraft was shot down. He parachuted down but contact was lost. His remains were recovered on August 4, 1993 and identified on December 16, 1998. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.

Family

Brad was married to Connie Lou Zahan Cuthbert Montover. Daughter, Shannon M.(Cuthbert) Sasson born Nov.29, 1964 in Riverside, California.

Remembrances

From Wall of Faces:

I grew up in Marshalltown IA with your son Curt and your daughter Shannon. They never gave up hope and honored you everyday of their lives. God Bless BRUCE PETERSON, BAPETERSON67@GMAIL.COM, 5/7/15

I met you at a party at my parent's house in McLean VA in 1967 I believe. You showed me some chords on my guitar. I've been wearing your bracelet for many years. I think about you often. CAPT W W RICHARDS USAF RET., WILDBILL@AEWA.ORG, 5/16/13

I was your cousin and I proudly wore your bracelet. I wish I had the chance to really get to know you. KAREN J. CUTHBERT ZIEMKE, 10/11/00

I was five years old in 1958 when you went off to Annapolis. I still have the midshipman cap you sent me then. I remember your telling me that you would someday nominate me as Queen at the Army-Navy game. You were my first hero.

I was nearly ten years old when you married. Mom had to take me over to the park because I was crying so hard...you were supposed to marry me, you know!

I was fifteen years old when Dad walked into the multi-purpose room to tell me that if anyone could make it out alive it would be you.

Mom walked around the park again with me the day of the memorial service.

Now I'm principal of a school and every year I take the 8th grade to the wall. I tell them about the war, about heroes, and about you. I show them your hat and hope that they will learn from what I have to say. JANE, 6/16/99

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Class of 1962

Bradley is one of 30 members of the Class of 1962 in Memorial Hall.