PATRICK E. YOUNG, ENS, USN
Patrick Young '75
Date of birth: April 16, 1951
Date of death: March 1, 1977
From the 1975 Lucky Bag:
From the September 1977 issue of Shipmate:
Ens. Patrick Edward Young USN died in an aircraft accident on 1 March 1977. His radar intercept officer, Lt. Rex L. Page USN, was killed as well. A native of the State of Missouri, Ensign Young was graduated from the Naval Academy with the Class of 1975 and entered flight training immediately thereafter. While at the Naval Academy he had been an accomplished sailor. He was designated naval aviator in September 1976 and was assigned to Fighter Squadron 101 at the Oceana Naval Air Station at the time of his death. The F-4 Phantom jet fighter he was piloting on a training mission crashed in a swampy area of northeastern North Carolina.
He is survived by his parents and a sister of Independence, MO 64055.
He was piloting a F-4 Phantom II.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
Patrick graduated in 1969 from Van Horn High School. Voted Most Likely to Succeed. President of the National Honor Society; first semester president of the Sigma Tau literary society; Student council and all-city-congress representative; Red Cross Club and V Club. Member of the football, track and indoor track teams. Area general for United Fund campaign. Member of the Tribe of Mic-o-Say, an Eagle Scout, and vice president of Explorer Post No. 555.
Appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to the Naval Academy, he served as commander of his company, was commander of the Academy Sailing Fleet, and presided in 1972 at the foreign affairs conference.
Patrick is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.
All photos from his high school yearbook.