From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Donald Faust '56

Date of birth: August 19, 1933

Date of death: August 27, 1962

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1956 Lucky Bag:

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From USNA '56:

Donald O. Faust died on 27 August 1962 in a USAF aircraft accident in Germany doing what he loved, flying. He was born on 19 August 1933 in Corning, NY and entered the Naval Academy through Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, NJ. He was a member of the 11th company and his significant contributions to the color company competition were influential in the selection of “Club 11” as the 1956 Color Company.

Don was an avid competitor in sports (he loved basketball) and loved to play all kinds of card games. He is survived by his wife, Coleen of Alexandria, VA and a daughter, Eva.



29Sept13 - COLLEEN N. FAUST Died of respiratory failure at the age of 78 on September 15, 2013 at Inova Alexandria Hospital. A recent illness led to her retirement within this last year. Her most recent job was as an administrative assistant for over twenty years at a law firm in Alexandria, VA. Mrs. Faust was the widow of Captain Donald O. Faust, who was a USAF pilot and a graduate of the USNA. She is survived by her daughter, who also resides in the city of Alexandria, VA. Services private.

Published in The Washington Post on September 29, 2013

Class of 1956

Donald is one of 26 members of the Class of 1956 on Virtual Memorial Hall.