GEOFFREY R. SHUMWAY, LCDR, USN
Geoffrey Shumway '64
Date of birth: October 22, 1942
Date of death: June 25, 1972
From the 1964 Lucky Bag:
From Honor States:
On June 25, 1972, an A-7E Corsair (Bureau Number 157437, side number NL 311) of the VA-22 Fighting Redcocks was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over North Vietnam. The pilot, LT Geoffrey R. Shumway, was never heard from again and declared Missing in Action. The crash site was later located at Xom Bau in the Nghe An Province. LT Shumway’s remains were returned on August 3, 1993 and positively identified on June 12, 2002.
Geoff was one of my high school classmates in Skaneateles, NY. I had just returned from VN when I heard that Geoff was missing. He was a terrific guy for whom everyone had the greatest respect. His wife (also a high school classmate) told me that his remains were identified a few years ago so I guess he isn't missing anymore. DAVID STONE, 3/1/03
While not Geoff's dad, DeWitt Wood Shumway '32, is recipient of the Navy Cross for his action during the Battle of Midway. He is also the recipient of two Distinguished Flying Crosses.