DAVID M. SPERLING, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

David Sperling '81

Date of birth: May 5, 1958

Date of death: July 16, 1984

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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Loss

David was lost when his KA-6D Intruder crashed at "Mount Taebaeksan while clearing the range near Pusan, Republic of Korea" while on a training mission. He was the bombardier/navigator; the pilot was also lost. They were members of Attack Squadron (VA) 115, normally aboard USS Midway but operating from Atsugi AFB, Japan.

He is buried in Florida.


Class of 1981

David is one of 14 members of the Class of 1981 in Memorial Hall.