From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Lawrence Menzies '59

Date of birth: October 9, 1937

Date of death: March 6, 1966

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


Lawrence was lost on March 6, 1966 when the S2F Tracker aircraft he was co-piloting crashed shortly after taking off from Albuquerque airport, New Mexico. Three other reservists were also lost; they were en route from their base at Glenview, Illinois, to Los Alamitos, California for two weeks of training.

He was a sales representative for IBM.

From the April 1966 issue of Shipmate:

Those of us who knew Larry personally will never forget his smiling face, nor the cheerfulness which he carried with him everywhere. Larry was well known by classmates and friends for his good, clean, wholesome, and righteous character, he was always available to friends in need. He was a credit to the Academy, our country, and his family. We are all proud to have been able to call him "friend." His classmates, friends, and family have all suffered a great loss. Condolences and flowers have been sent to Mary Joyce and the boys from the class of '59.

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Class of 1959

Lawrence is one of 32 members of the Class of 1959 on Virtual Memorial Hall.