From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

James Feeney '69

Date of birth: November 22, 1946

Date of death: July 11, 1974

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1969 Lucky Bag:


From Panama City News-Herald on July 19, 1874:

The U.S. Navy has announced that Lieutenant James L. Feeney, USN, 27, was killed In a naval aircraft accident 11 July 1974. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Midway, currently operating off Yokosuka, Japan. A graduate of Salpointe High School at Tucson, Arizona, LT Feeney attended the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, and graduated and was commissioned at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, June 1969. Lieutenant Feeney received the Wings of a Naval Aviator at Kingsville, Texas, in 1971 and earned the Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the: Naval Postgraduate School In Monterey, California, in March 1973.

Lieutenant Feeney, Is survived by his wife, the former Patricia Louise <garbled> of Glen Burnle, Maryland, son Sean Padric, <unknown; OCR was "35"> and daughter Kenna Dornnn, 2; by his parents Colonel (USAF Ret.) and Mrs. John W: Feeney, sister Mrs. Nicholas brother Timothy Michael Feeney, and maternal grandmother Mrs. Dessa K. Gallagher, all of Panama City, Florida; and by his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Essie Feeney, of Pierre, South Dakota.

Memorial services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery. The Lieutenant James L. Feeney Memorial Fund has been established at Citizens State Bank, Enderlin, North Dakota 58027, for the education of his children, Sean and Kenna. The family requests that In lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the fund.

He was piloting an A-7A with Attack Squadron (VA) 93.

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Class of 1969

James is one of 17 members of the Class of 1969 in Memorial Hall.