From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Clarence Miles '65

Date of birth: June 13, 1943

Date of death: September 18, 1968

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1965 Lucky Bag:


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From the December 1968 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Clarence K. Miles, USN, died 18 Sept. at Dinuaba, Calif., as the result of an aircraft accident during routine training flight. Memorial services were held at Lemoore Naval Air Station Chapel, with interment in Arlington National Cemetery.

Lt. Miles was born in San Francisco, Calif., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1965. Following flight training he was designated a naval aviator 13 Feb. 1967, and was assigned to Naval Air Station Lemoore where he was with VA-125, then with A-4 Skyhawk jet. In September of that year he joined VA-195 and completed a tour of duty in Southeast Asia. He flew over 100 combat missions and was awarded 11 Air Medals, one for extraordinary heroism; three Navy Commendation Medals, two with combat "V's," and a Navy Achievement Medal. He had returned from Asia in August of this year.

Surviving are his widow, Renee, of 18 Randolph Road, Woodbury, N. J. 08096, and a son. Curtis; his parents, Cdr. and Mrs. Warren Harding Miles, 1927 E. Sparrow Drive, Naval Air Station, Pt. Mugu, Ca. 93041; a brother Warren, Jr., and two sisters, Suzanne and Linda.

His wife later remarried.

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Clarence is one of 23 members of the Class of 1965 on Virtual Memorial Hall.