MICHAEL A. ZIBILICH, LCDR, USN

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Lucky Bag

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From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Michael Anthony Zibilich

New Orleans, Louisiana

Mike began his military career some seven years ago when he left Tulane University to join the Marine Corps. A complete control of academics left Mike time to pursue many interests, but we will remember him as an avid golfer. A stalwart on the Navy Chess team, Mike could checkmate the best of them, and as a member of the traveling squad, he spent some enjoyable weekends afield defending the Blue and Gold. The many friends he made at Navy look forward to seeing Mike again in the Fleet, knowing that his capacity and foundation for leadership will have produced a fine officer.

He was also a member of the 1st Battalion (1st set) and the 1st Company staff (3rd set).

Loss

Mike was lost when his aircraft — probably an A-4B — crashed in an "operational aircraft accident, Dec 1963."

In the Class of 1952's book, “As We Recall,” the only information given is "aircraft accident 1963.” There is no mention of a lost aircraft in that time at VA 163.

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Michael is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.
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