EDWARD J. SMITH, JR., LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Edward Smith, Jr. '67

Date of birth: January 24, 1945

Date of death: September 9, 1971

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:


Shipmate

From the January 1972 issue of SHIPMATE:

Lt. Edward Jefferson Smith, Jr., USN, died at sea 9 September 1971 as a result of an aircraft accident while on a local acrobatic training mission.

A native of East Orange, N. J., he went to VPI for a year before entering the Naval Academy in the class of 1967. As a midshipman he was active in the Protestant Chapel Choir, Drum and Bugle Corps, Glee Club and the Spiffys.

Upon completion of flight training at NAS, Pensacola, he remained there with the Naval Air Basic Training Command. At the time of his death Lt. Smith was attached to VF-213 in San Diego.

Surviving are his widow, Kay Ann, 5667 Camber PL, San Diego, CA 92117; a son, Shane Christian; twin daughters, Shannon Noel and Tania Marie; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Smith of Mountain Lakes, N. J.

One of his daughters shared that he normally went by "Jeff," his callsign was "Jaguar," and he flew an F-4 Phantom II.

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Class of 1967

Edward is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 on Virtual Memorial Hall.