LYNN M. TRAVIS, LT, USN
Lynn Travis '65
Date of birth: May 25, 1941
Date of death: February 6, 1968
From the 1965 Lucky Bag:
Mike was lost when his P-3B crashed on February 6, 1968 in the Gulf of Thailand while on a mission. He was a member of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26.
From the July-August 1968 issue of Shipmate:
Lt. Lynn M. Travis, USN, died 6 February in an aircraft accident in the Gulf of Siam. He was copilot of the P-3 Orion, and was serving with Patrol Squadron 26 based at Brunswick, Me., on deployment in the Philippines. Memorial services were held for the crew in the Naval Station Chapel, Sangley Point, Philippines and in the Naval Air Station Chapel, Brunswick, and for Lt. Travis at Newport, Ark., his home town.
Lt. Travis was born in Paducah, Ky., and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1965. He had basic flight training at Pensacola, and received his wings at Corpus Christi in October 1966. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant posthumously.
Surviving are his widow, Barbara, and a 6-month-old son, Michael Richard, of Brookfield Center, Ct.; his parents; a brother, Freeman, and two sisters, Molly and Rebecca.
Memorial Hall Error
As noted in the Shipmate article above, he was promoted posthumously to Lieutenant; Memorial Hall has LTjg.
Gaylord Parrett, Jr. '65 was also in 36th Company.