From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Gary Hirsch '68

Date of birth: July 22, 1946

Date of death: November 5, 1969

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:


From the January 1960 issue of Shipmate:

Lt.(jg) Gary J. Hirsch, USN, was killed in an aircraft crash on 5 November 1969 near the Naval Air Station, Chase Field, Tex.

Lt.(jg) Hirsch was born in Newark, N. J., and was a member of the Eleventh Company at the Naval Academy. Following graduation from the Academy in June 1968, he had naval air training at Pensacola and at Meridian, Miss. Lt.(jg) Hirsch was attached to Training Squadron 25 based at Chase Field at the time of the accident.

Survivors include his parents LCdr. Stanley M. Hirsch, USNR (Ret.) '45 and Mrs. Hirsch of 1606 Bill St., Norfolk, Va. 23518.

Gary is buried in New Jersey.

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Class of 1968

Gary is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 on Virtual Memorial Hall.