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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: November 11, 1927
Date of death: October 20, 1953
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1951 Goelzer LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Henry Charles Goelzer

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

When Hank first hit the Academy after a stretch in the Army, he brought with him plenty of competitive spirit and a hankering for horseplay and water pistols that have become his trademark . . . blossomed forth as a tennis player . . . and soon became Navy's best . . . applied himself to squash with similar success . . . the Big Ape comes endowed smart enough to stand in the top half of the class with little studying . . . likes to post of his 4.0 math exam records . . . has perfected the he-man and smooth line approach on prospective drags . . . we have no doubt that Hank will make his obvious merit known in Naval Aviation . . . he can go as far and as high as he wants. . . .

He was also on the 14th Company staff (fall).


Henry was lost when his F9F Cougar crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on October 20, 1953. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1951
Henry is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.
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