PAUL J. CAPPELLINO, LTJG, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Paul Cappellino '77

Date of birth: November 17, 1954

Date of death: July 16, 1980

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

1977 Cappellino LB.jpg

Loss

From Wikipedia's entry on USS Wichita (AOR 1):

While operating in the Indian Ocean, the ship lost a detached CH-46 helicopter, Sideflare 70, from Detachment 5 from Naval Air Station North Island. Three crewmen were lost at sea in the Gulf of Oman on 16 July 1980. They were LTJG Paul Cappellino, AT3 Philip Zahlout and AMS3 Robert Malvica.

He has a memory marker in New York.


Class of 1977

Paul is one of 16 members of the Class of 1977 in Memorial Hall.