From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Henry McGreevey '68

Date of birth: December 20, 1944

Date of death: August 3, 1970

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:


Mac was lost when the P-3A Orion aircraft he was co-piloting crashed near Searchlight, NV. Stationed at NAS Barber's Point, HI, the aircraft and crew was over NV for cross-country navigation training.

He was survived by his wife, Rose.

Previously selected for promotion to LT, he was posthumously promoted.


From GH Spaulding:

On 1 October, 41 family members, friends and fellow squadron mates gathered in Searchlight, Nevada to honor fallen shipmates from VP-17. They observed a new bronze plaque depicting an Orion mounted on a large rock at the local park. The sculpture memorializes the 10 P-3A (ZE.6, BuNo 152159) crew members who perished in a crash in the Searchlight area on August 3rd, 1970. Crew member names are on a separate plaque on the rock.

Crew of ZE-06

  • LT Timothy D. Bailing, PPC
  • LT Norman L. Johnson, TACCO
  • LTJG Henry J. McGreevey, CP
  • ADJ1 Ambrose Ordonia, FE
  • ADJ1 Johnny D. Shelton, FE
  • ATN3 Cletus L. Morrison, RDO
  • AW3 John D. Maas, ASW
  • AW3 John W. Schmitz, IV, ASW
  • AW3 Michael A. Silvera, ASW
  • AW3 Bruce E. Weaver, ASW

Henry was survived by his wife, Rose; he is buried in Maryland.

Class of 1968

Henry is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 in Memorial Hall.