JOHN P. RUCKEL, LT, USN
John Ruckel '46
Date of birth: July 22, 1922
Date of death: February 1, 1952
From the 1946 Lucky Bag:
From the Find A Grave entry for his wife, Molly Jane:
Molly Jane and John had two children, Gail and Andy, and were stationed in Florida, Texas and Alameda, CA. Ironically, after serving two tours of duty as a fighter pilot over Korea, John was killed during a training mission flying from Sacramento to Alameda.
John was co-pilot of the plane when it crashed; the pilot was also lost.
John met Molly at the wedding of her sister Peggy to one of his classmates. He is buried in Kansas.