From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Keith Hansford '65

Date of birth: April 28, 1943

Date of death: July 14, 1966

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1965 Lucky Bag:


From the August-September 1966 issue of Shipmate:

Ens. Keith G. Hansford, USN, died on 14 July in an aircraft accident near Foley, Ala., while on a training flight from the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. A Requiem High Mass was offered on 20 July in St. Joseph's Church in Green Bay, Wis., with interment in the family plot at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery with military honors.

Ens. Hansford, who was born in Green Bay, attended Sacred Heart Seminary a year before entering the Naval Academy, from where he was graduated in 1965. He was a member of the Academy debate team.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Hansford…; three brothers, Todd Hansford, who is serving in Vietnam; Craig and Scott, and twin sisters, Lita and Lisa.

In the Class of 1965 column in that same issue:

Keith HANSFORD was killed while practicing for carrier qualifications in VT-5 here at Pensacola. All of us down here remember that when John Mickelson was in the hospital recuperating from his serious accident, it was Keith who was by his side every spare moment to help him pull through. This was the kind of friend that Keith Hansford was to everyone who knew him.

Class of 1965

Keith is one of 23 members of the Class of 1965 on Virtual Memorial Hall.