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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: April 11, 1929
Date of death: April 22, 1954
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1953 Cummings LB.jpg

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Saginaw, Minnesota

After a three-year stint in the Marine Corps and a few weeks of propping at Bainbridge, "Bulldog" established base operations at USNA. From Navy he vectored out to give the ladies a break . . . and always returned with tales of fair damsel fairly won. Time not spent with the girls was utilized in lifting weights; Dale was a familiar sight, sweating and straining, muscles bulging, tugging at the bar bell. All brawn and no brains didn't apply in his case, however. Inherently a "goof-off," he performed a minimum amount of brain work and always managed to come up with just short of starring averages. Genuinely sincere, always pleasant. Dale was all all-round good guy.


Dale was lost when his F9F-4 crashed near MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, on April 22, 1954. He is buried in Florida.

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Dale is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.
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