DANIEL W. STILL, LT, USN
Daniel Still '68
Date of birth: November 8, 1942
Date of death: June 7, 1972
From the 1968 Lucky Bag:
Wyoming-born Lieutenant and Navy pilot flying out of Point Mugu Naval Air Station, who was killed on June 7, 1972 when the jet he was piloting crashed into Santa Cruz Island near Picacho del Diablo, the island’s highest peak. At the time of the crash, the plane, a Lockheed QT 33 jet, was on a training mission testing an experimental system of test piloting by radio control. The plane disintegrated upon impact. Lieutenant Still was 29 years old.
Still is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Cheyenne, Wyoming.
From the April 1973 issue of Shipmate:
Lt. Daniel William Still, USN, died as the result of an aircraft accident on 7 June 1972 on Santa Cruz Island. Funeral services and interment were in Cheyenne, Wyo.
The Cheyenne native was a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy. Upon completion of flight training he was ordered to Point Mugu Pacific Missile Range. While there he flew the F-9, F-8, and T-33. The latter was the plane involved in the accident which caused his death.
Lt. Still is survived by his widow, Phyllis, 1100 Taft Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001; two sons, Montgomery Francis, 2, and Randolph Myles, born 12 December 1972; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Still of Cheyenne.