JOHN L. FOY, CAPT, USAF

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
John Foy '53

Date of birth: November 27, 1930

Date of death: April 19, 1962

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:

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JOHN LYDON FOY

Southwick, Massachusetts

And now the pride and joy of Southwick, Massachusetts, the one and only Jack Foy. Originally a Coast Guard candidate, Jack decided upon USNA while prepping at Stanton Academy, even though many of his buddies chose West Point. At Navy, battalion handball and cross country held his attention. He kept the Midshipman's Store in business as far as stationery went; almost any free period would find him busily scratching away epistles for home. His carefree manner and friendly attitude caught many friends; he was never one to harbor bad feelings or malice. Graduation, Jack hopes to enter naval aviation.

1953 Foy LB.jpg

JOHN LYDON FOY

Southwick, Massachusetts

And now the pride and joy of Southwick, Massachusetts, the one and only Jack Foy. Originally a Coast Guard candidate, Jack decided upon USNA while prepping at Stanton Academy, even though many of his buddies chose West Point. At Navy, battalion handball and cross country held his attention. He kept the Midshipman's Store in business as far as stationery went; almost any free period would find him busily scratching away epistles for home. His carefree manner and friendly attitude caught many friends; he was never one to harbor bad feelings or malice. Graduation, Jack hopes to enter naval aviation.

Loss

From The Ogden Standard Examiner on April 20, 1962

John and another pilot were lost when their T-33 Shooting Star crashed near Hill AFB, Utah, on April 19, 1962. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his wife, Dorothy.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

John and the officer killed with him were both graduate aeronautical engineers on a local training mission. Witnesses saw the plane circle two or three times then disappear. A short time later they saw a column of smoke from the wrecked plane.

A native of New York City, he was survived by his mother Elizabeth, widow Dorothy, and 18-month-old son, John R. He also had an older brother named William.

His father William, an accountant, predeceased John.


Class of 1953

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

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