KENNETH J. KIRBY, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Kenneth Kirby '66

Date of birth: May 25, 1944

Date of death: September 9, 1968

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1966 Lucky Bag:


Loss

1966 Kirby 1.jpg

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.


Class of 1966

Kenneth is one of 36 members of the Class of 1966 in Memorial Hall.