From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David McCullough '79

Date of birth: January 7, 1957

Date of death: September 30, 1983

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1979 Lucky Bag:


David was lost on September 30, 1983 in a A-6E Intruder performing an instrument training flight over the Black Mountains of Arizona. He was a pilot with Attack Squadron (VA) 34.

From the December 1983 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. David Keith McCullough USN was killed in an aircraft accident on 30 September 1983 southwest of Kingman, Arizona. A memorial service was held on 4 October at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at the Naval Air Station, Oceana, Virginia, and interment was in Arlington National Cemetery.

Appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of Georgia, he was a native of Illinois. Upon graduation with the Class of 1979, he eventually took flight training. At the time of his death he was assigned to Attack Squadron 34, stationed at the Oceana Naval Air Station and flying the A6E Intruder aircraft. He was a life member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association.

He is survived by his widow Connie of the Green Run subdivision of Virginia Beach; a son, Paul; his parents, Cdr. and Mrs. Raymond McCullough, and two sisters and a brother, all of Cropsey, Illinois.

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Class of 1979

David is one of 15 members of the Class of 1979 on Virtual Memorial Hall.