From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Guido Carloni '67

Date of birth: November 23, 1945

Date of death: October 28, 1970

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:

Remembrance & Loss

Last Cruise Photo 1970

From the Class of 1967 50th Anniversary Book (1st Battalion):

Born November 23, 1945 in Hempstead NY, Guido was raised with his brother John in a modest home at 19 Beverly Avenue. Guido became a wrestling phenom in high school eventually winning numerous awards and scholarships, He choose the Naval Academy and was sworn in June 26, 1963. He was a four-year wrestling letterman and eventually settled in at the 191 pound category. Watching Guido wrestle was a delight. He never shaved before a contest and he prepared by eating a lot of garlic. These combined to intimidate his opponents he used to say. His initial move after shaking hands was to cross the mat and pick up an invisible piece of debris. It was his signature trait as was finishing off two pizzas immediately after his win. Guido's first duty station was Floyd Bennett Field in Long Island while waiting to attend flight school in Pensacola in September 1967. Guido lived at Pensacola beach and was center stage at many parties and Happy hours at Dirty Joes on the beach. He went on to NAS Meridian for basic jets and NAS Beeville for advanced jets. Guido started flying F-8 Crusaders in 1969 and eventually joined his fleet squadron VF-211 in 1970 aboard USS Hancock. After a night carrier landing accident on 28 October 1970, Guido succumbed to fatal injuries and the Navy suffered a great loss.

He is buried in New York. He was survived by his mother. (Information from February 1971 issue of Shipmate.)

Class of 1967

Guido is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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