From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lance Fremd '73

Date of birth: July 15, 1951

Date of death: August 6, 1972

Age: 21

Lucky Bag

From the 1973 Lucky Bag:


Lance died in a skydiving accident on August 6, 1972 in Ridgely, MD.

From The Pittsburgh Press:

EASTON, Md. - A Pittsburgh area midshipman at the U. S. Naval Academy plunged to his death in a skydiving accident near here. Lance Fremd, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Osborne Fremd, 900 Valley View Road, Mount Lebanon, was diving at the Pelican Sports Aviation Air Field yesterday when his main parachute failed to open and backup chute became entangled, authorities said. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital. Fremd was starting his fourth year at Annapolis. He was a 1969 graduate of Mount Lebanon High School. Besides his parents, survivors are two sisters and a brother. Services will be at 7 p. m. tomorrow at the Naval Academy chapel and burial will be in the U. S. Naval Cemetery there.

He is buried in the Naval Academy cemetery.

Class of 1973

Lance is one of 10 members of the Class of 1973 on Virtual Memorial Hall.