From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Eugene Parker '54

Date of birth: March 31, 1931

Date of death: December 6, 1957

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

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.

Other Information

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.


Class of 1954

Eugene is one of 37 members of the Class of 1954 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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