From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Joslin '53

Date of birth: July 2, 1931

Date of death: August 15, 1955

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

Rock Springs Miner, Aug 21, 1955

Funeral services for Lieut. (jg) James Jay Joslin of the U.S. navy will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Berta Penney Memorial Methodist church in Kemmerer.

Lieutenant Joslin was graduated from the Annapolis naval academy in 1953 and received his wings at Beeville, Texas, early this year.

While a high school student in Kemmerer he was an outstanding athlete and participated in football, basketball and track activities throughout southwestern Wyoming.

He was born July 2, 1931, in Kemmerer and had visited in Kemmerer early this summer before reporting for his assignment in San Diego.

Lieutenant Joslin crashed Monday a short time after he and his radar observer, D.C. Gilbert of Galesburg, Kan., took off in a jet from the San Diego air base where he was attached to the Fleet all-weather training unit. Both he and Gilbert were killed instantly.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Madaline Joslin and a brother Jimmy Joslin, both of Kemmerer; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Nora McNair of Colorado Springs and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Joslin of St. Francis, Kan.

Burial will be in Kemmerer city [Wyoming] cemetery.

Class of 1953

James is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.