From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Richardson '60

Date of birth: February 7, 1935

Date of death: April 8, 1963

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1960 Lucky Bag:


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From USNA '60 Memorial Site:

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Rich who was killed in an aircraft accident on board USS Saratoga (CV 60) on 8 April 1963 while operating in the Mediterranean. Although the circumstances surrounding his fateful death were not made available to us, the news was an added shock to our already grief-stricken class after the loss of our boys in THRESHER the same month. Rich’s loss is a great one to all who knew him, even as far back when he was a Marine at NAPS. We shall always remember him for his quiet, resolute and friendly manner. To his family we extend our heartfelt sympathies. Shipmate, August 1963

From Ejection history:

Aircraft went into the water while attempting to photograph a Russian trawler.

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Class of 1960

John is one of 28 members of the Class of 1960 on Virtual Memorial Hall.