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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: December 5, 1929
Date of death: August 26, 1959
Age: 29

Lucky Bag

1953 Bocock LB.jpg

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Newton, Kansas

"Bo" wasn't one to worry about anything. Despite a very high average, studies came after the nightly letters and complete readings of the morning paper. He modestly lead the first company to a couple of Brigade Championships in Volleyball and Basketball. He got off to an early basketball career by becoming one of the top players on the plebe five. One of Ken's greatest assets in sports and in other activities was a spirit of tolerance. He seemed to have the ability for discovering the reasons behind an individual's behavior before he made judgments. This quality should make him stand out as a leader of men.


Kenneth was lost when the aircraft he was flying crashed in the Chesapeake Bay on August 26, 1959. He was survived by his parents and is buried in Kansas.

(Note the newspaper article claims the aircraft was a "Grumman F1L," which doesn't exist. It was a Grumman F11F-1.)

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Class of 1953
Kenneth is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.
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