JOHN J. CHAMBERS, CDR, USN
John Chambers '50
Date of birth: March 28, 1928
Date of death: August 25, 1969
From the 1950 Lucky Bag:
From USNA 1950:
Highly decorated in the Korean and Viet Nam wars, Commander Chambers was to take command of Attack Carrier Air Wing 9 at Lemoore, CA, when killed at sea flying an F-4 phantom jet fighter off San Diego, CA.
He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
Distinguished Flying Cross & Bronze Star
Unable to find the citations for his two Distinguished Flying Crosses and three Bronze Stars engraved on his memory marker. He was also awarded the Purple Heart prior to his loss.
John was commanding officer of Fighter Squadron (VF) 151 from April 9, 1966 to March 1967. During this time the squadron was heavily engaged in the Vietnam War, operating from USS Constellation (CVA 64).