GEORGE D. THEROUX, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Theroux '61

Date of birth: January 29, 1939

Date of death: March 25, 1968

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1961 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From the June 1968 issue of SHIPMATE:

Lt. George D. Theroux, USN, died 25 March near Plaster City, Calif., in an aircraft accident while on a routine training flight. He had been assigned to Aircraft Ferry Squadron 32, North Island. Memorial services were held in the Airman Memorial Chapel and at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Centerdale, R. I. Graveside services and interment were at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.

Lt. Theroux was born in Providence, R. I., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1961. He received flight training at Pensacola, and was designated a naval aviator in Octoebr 1962. He served as a flight instructor with VT-3 at Whiting Field, Milton, Fla., aboard USS PROVIDENCE, and with Fighter Squadrons 101, 41, 121 and 161 before joining VRF-32 last February. He had completed one combat tour off Vietnam prior to his last assignment.

Surviving are his widow, the former Linda F. Robinson of Annapolis, and two daughters, Lisa and Michele, currently of 13953 Frame Road, Poway, Calif.; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Theroux, 12 Adelaide Ave., Centerdale, R. I. 02911.

The crash was three miles of northeast of Plaster City, California. The other pilot aboard was also lost.



Class of 1961

George is one of 23 members of the Class of 1961 in Memorial Hall.