From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Hicks '67

Date of birth: March 23, 1945

Date of death: September 30, 1971

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:


From the January 1972 issue of SHIPMATE's Class of 1967 column:

September 30 we lost one of the most talented and respected men I have ever known. Jim Hicks died in an aircraft accident while flying his A-7E from Enterprise which is presently serving in West Pac.

Jim was to have completed his second cruise with VA-97 in October and had orders to report to Patuxent Naval Test Center in preparation for his attending the British Empire Test School.

For all those who knew Jim, he was a gentle, quiet, resourceful man, whose capability seemed unlimited as did his energy.

Jim's wife, Charlotte, and her two children will be living with Jim's parents … Albuquerque, NM.

The accident occurred at sea off NAS Cubi Point, Philippines, the day before VA-97/USS Enterprise (CVN 65) was to return to the war zone in Vietnam. He graduated from the Light Attack Weapons School at China Lake in 1970.

Jim has one memory marker in New Mexico and another at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1967

James is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 on Virtual Memorial Hall.