From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Jack Brown '51

Date of birth: September 7, 1925

Date of death: May 6, 1965

Age: 39

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Photo courtesy of John's son on October 22, 2020

From the June-July 1965 issue of Shipmate:

Capt. Jack D. Brown, USAF, was officially reported killed in a military aircraft accident near Pilgrim Mountain in Lewis and Clark National Forest, Montana, on 6 May. He was attached to the 10th Strategic Missile Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base.

Capt. Brown was born 9 July 1925 in Indiana. He was a graduate of the Naval Academy, class of 1951.

Survivors include his widow, Lucille; a son, Bradley W,, and daughters Darlu J. and Lisa L., of 1001 Carlos Dr., Great Falls, Mont., and his father, Mr. Elmer Brown of 3630 N, Sherman Dr., Indianapolis, Ind.

From researcher Kathy Franz:

Jack died in a T33 jet trainer on a flight from Colorado Springs to Malmstrom Air Force Base. He had reported vertigo and his instruments not working correctly right before he went off radar.

Memorial services were held from the Malmstrom Air Force Base Chapel on May 12 with Chaplin Karl Schofer officiating. The remains were taken to Custer National Cemetery for military services and burial the next day.

Jack posthumously received the masters degree for which he was studying.

Class of 1951

Jack is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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