KENNETH J. KIRBY, LTJG, USN
Kenneth Kirby '66
Date of birth: May 25, 1944
Date of death: September 9, 1968
From the 1966 Lucky Bag:
From the November 1968 issue of SHIPMATE:
Lt.(jg) Kenneth J. Kirby, USN, was killed 9 Sept. in a plane accident in USS Ranger off the coast of California. Services were held in the Episcopal Chapel, Pottsville, Pa., with interment in Charles Davers Cemetery. Lt Kirby was born at Oak Hill, Fayette, W. Va., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1966. He completed flight training at the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, and was a flight officer attached to Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 3, Naval Air Station, Albany, Ga.
He is survived by his widow, the former Judy Harmon of Pottsville, who lives at 2201 Thompkins Ave., Apt. 2A, Albany, Ga. 31705; his parents, Lt. and Mrs. John R. Kirby, 7-B Sellers Road, Annapolis, Md.; three brothers, Robert, of Norfolk, Va., and William and Brookie of Annapolis.
He was piloting a RA-5C Vigilante; another officer was also lost in the crash.