EDGAR J. CLAYTON, CDR, USN
Edgar Clayton '46
Date of birth: unknown
Date of death: March 19, 1963
From the 1946 Lucky Bag:
Cdr Clayton was killed in a night landing accident on March 19, 1963 while trying to land back aboard USS Saratoga (CVA 60) in F8D BuNo 147920.
Unable to find any burial location or memory marker.
We "photo weenies" rode the fighter pilots for not being allowed to feet dry over Cuba. They had to circle over the Straits of Florida waiting for us to come feet wet. We called them the "non-combatants." at one happy hour we presented the CO of VF-32, Cdr Ed Clayton, with a set of white coveralls that came complete with a big red cross and and the words "Non-Combatant" across the back. He good-naturedly wore them during the whole party.
George Gardner, Jr. '46 was also a member of 3rd Company.