GEORGE H. GARDNER, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

George Gardner, Jr. '46

Date of birth: June 27, 1923

Date of death: November 15, 1958

Age: 35

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:

Loss

George was lost when his A-4B Skyhawk crashed while operating from USS Randolph (CV 14) on November 15, 1958 in the Mediterranean Sea.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Family

He married his wife, Margaret, in 1945; they had four sons together. (She later remarried.)

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Thomas Banta ’54 was also a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 72 and also lost during USS Randolph's 1959 Mediterranean Sea deployment.

Edgar Clayton '46 was also a member of 3rd Company.


Class of 1946

George is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.