EDGAR A. CRUISE, JR., LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edgar Cruise, Jr. '49

Date of birth: April 27, 1927

Date of death: May 9, 1952

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Ed was killed when the F9F Panther jet he was piloting crashed in Southern California on May 9, 1952. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Family

He was survived by his parents, Inez and Edgar Sr. His father was a RADM at the time; he retired a VADM and was awarded the Navy Cross for action in World War II.

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Class of 1949

Edgar is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 in Memorial Hall.