GERALD B. LEAVEY, JR., 1LT, USAF
Gerald Leavey, Jr. '56
Date of birth: February 28, 1932
Date of death: January 14, 1959
From the 1956 Lucky Bag:
From USNA '56:
Barry was a Texan who came to the Academy via two years in ROTC at Arlington State College in Texas and the University of Maryland. He was a member of the varsity gym team. He had the unique honor of officially ending our plebe year, by placing his cap on the top of Herndon Monument after the ’53 graduation.
Barry entered the Air Force upon graduating from USNA. He was killed in a T-33 training flight accident at Vance AFB, OK in January 1959.
He is buried in Tennessee and was survived by his widow, Gertrude. (Survivor information via email from Class of '56 representative on December 4, 2017.)