HARRY A. PRIBBLE, CAPT, USMC
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||December 6, 1929|
|Date of death:||June 26, 1958|
From the 1952 Lucky Bag:
Harry Allan Pribble
After breaking in his second pair of shoes, the first being given to him for his trip to the Academy, our southern boy became well adapted to military life. Always active and a good competitor, Harry could be found in the gym or on the athletic field any evening. His strong character and friendliness made him a good man to have around. We came close to losing Harry after plebe year; not through academics, for he was plenty savvy, but via an international obligation. While on cruise in England he met a bonnie Scottish lass who stole his heart. Not wishing to leave his heart alone, he contemplated his whole person. But serious thinking and the Navy changed his mind.
He was also a member of the 1st Regimental Staff (1st set).
From Find A Grave:
HAP and I carpooled together to Corey Field in pensacola while we were in flight Training. I was told that he was killed in the crash of an F4D Skyray fighter operating out of MCAS Cherry point. Unknown
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 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.|
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