From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Harry Pribble '52

Date of birth: December 6, 1929

Date of death: June 26, 1958

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:


From the October 1958 issue of Shipmate:

Once again it is my sad duty to report the death of a classmate and close personal friend, Capt. HARRY PRIBBLE, USMC. The F4D which he was piloting crashed shortly after takeoff on 28 June 1958 at the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, N. C. Harry's wife Clarada and four children (Karen, 5; Gwen, 2 1/2; Janis, 1 1/2; Robert Scott, 6 mos.) are living with Clarada's parents…

Harry was a member of Marine All Weather Fighter Squadron (VMF(AW)) 114. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


He was survived by his four children and wife, who passed away in 2012. She is buried next to him in Arlington National Cemetery.

His older brother, Robert, was killed in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Initially buried in common graves with over four hundred of his shipmates from USS Oklahoma (BB 37), his remains were identified February 2017.

Class of 1952

Harry is one of 50 members of the Class of 1952 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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