From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John McNulty, Jr. '47

Date of birth: March 7, 1924

Date of death: November 17, 1961

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


John was lost when his F4H Phantom crashed onto a narrow spit of land on Hooper's Island in the Chesapeake Bay on November 17, 1961.

He was survived by his wife Gloria; he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: John S. McNulty, Jr. (MCSN: 0-48901), United States Marine Corps, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight, in action against enemy forces in Korea.

General Orders: Heroes U.S. Marine Corps 1861 - 1955 (Jane Blakeney)
Action Date: Korean War
Service: Marine Corps

Class of 1947

John is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.