EUGENE H. PARKER, LTJG, USN
Eugene Parker '54
Date of birth: March 31, 1931
Date of death: December 6, 1957
From the 1954 Lucky Bag:
Gene was lost when his AD-6 Skyraider crashed on December 6, 1957. (Information from Class of 1954 via email on June 8, 2017.)
The crash occurred off the coast of Florida; he was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 105 flying from USS Essex.
He was survived by his wife, Sylvia, and a two-month-old son, Eugene Jr. (Information from February 1958 issue of Shipmate.)
From researcher Kathy Franz:
He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1949 and attended Auburn for one year studying Mechanical Engineering.
He was also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ray Parker, and a brother Robert.