From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Charles Tozer '63

Date of birth: April 30, 1938

Date of death: November 16, 1966

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1963 Lucky Bag:


From the January 1967 issue of Shipmate.

From the January 1967 issue of Shipmate:

Lt.(jg) Charles N. Tozer, USN, died on 16 Nov. in an accident while a passenger in a helicopter en route from USS HORNET to the Naval Air Station, Ream Field, Calif. He was serving with Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 37 at the time of the accident. Memorial services were held in the North Island Naval Air Station Chapel.

Lt. Tozer, who was born in Ramona, Calif., was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1963. After receiving his wings at Pensacola he reported to VS-37 for duty, serving as the legal and public affairs officer. He was under instruction to become the Squadron landing signal officer.

Surviving are his widow, the former Sally Stone, of 213 Ovideo St., Gulf Breeze, Fla.; his father, Mr. Eugene N. Tozer of 430B East Line St., Bishop, Calif.; his motiier, Mrs. Rebecca G. Petersen, and a brother Samuel E. Tozer of 320 3rd St., Ramona, Calif.

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From USNA Class of 1963:

Charles was one of two sons born to Eugene Newton Tozer and his first wife, Gertrude Stoker. Born in Ramona, California, he attended local schools. He attended the University of California at Riverside and then entered the United States Navy. As an enlisted man, he was selected to go to the United States Naval Academy and graduated as a naval officer in 1963. He was a Navy Aviator until his death November 16, 1966 in a helicopter accident in North Island Bay near San Diego. His body was not recovered.

Class of 1963

Charles is one of 29 members of the Class of 1963 on Virtual Memorial Hall.