JOSEPH F. BOLGER, JR., CDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Joseph Bolger, Jr. '45

Date of birth: January 19, 1923

Date of death: July 12, 1963

Age: 40

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Joseph was lost when the F3H Demon fighter he was piloting crashed while landing aboard USS Oriskany (CVA 34) on July 12, 1963. He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

He is included on the In Memoriam page of the USS Oriskany (CVA 34) WestPac Cruise Book 1963-64.

Other

His father was a 1921 graduate, retired a Rear Admiral, and was twice awarded the Navy Cross for his actions as Commanding Officer of USS Intrepid (CV 11) during World War II.

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Donald Hall '45, Charles McBride '45, John Beahan '45, and John Lusby '45 were also in 14th Company.


Class of 1945

Joseph is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.