From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Nicholas Harman '80

Date of birth: July 30, 1958

Date of death: September 30, 1983

Age: 25

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Nicholas was lost on September 30, 1983 when his A-6E Intruder crashed while performing an instrument training flight over the Black Mountains of Arizona. He was a bombardier/navigator with Attack Squadron (VA) 34.

From the December 1983 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Nicholas Christian Harman USN was killed in an aircraft accident on 30 September 1983 southwest of Kingman, Arizona. A memorial service was held on 4 October at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd at the Naval Air Station, Oceana, Virginia, with interment in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Virginia Beach.

Appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of Arizona, he was a native of Illinois. Upon graduation with the Class of 1980, he eventually took flight training. At the time of his death he was assigned to Attack Squadron 34, stationed at the Oceana Naval Air Station and flying the A6E Intruder aircraft. He was a life member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association.

He is survived by his widow Ann of the Lake Placid subdivision of Virginia Beach; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Harman, and three brothers and one sister, all of Phoenix, Arizona.

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Class of 1980

Nicholas is one of 11 members of the Class of 1980 on Virtual Memorial Hall.