NILE R. KRAFT, LT, USN
Nile Kraft '69
Date of birth: April 28, 1947
Date of death: February 22, 1977
From the 1969 Lucky Bag:
Nile was killed when his A-4F Skyhawk flew into the ground during Blue Angels practice on February 22, 1977 near NAF El Centro, CA. He was piloting aircraft #6. Prior to joining the team he had flown 223 combat missions in Vietnam.