From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Reese McCauley, Jr. '53

Date of birth: February 17, 1931

Date of death: April 22, 1957

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Reese was lost on April 22, 1957 when the H-19 he was aboard crashed into Tenguiwa Mountain, near Ichinose, Yahata City [now Yahata Higashi Ward and Yahata Nishi Ward, Kitakyuushuu City], Fukuoka Prefecture, "because of heavy fog and rain." The helicopter was engaged in search and rescue operations for an airplane that crashed earlier that day.

He was a member of the 39th Air Rescue Squadron and was unmarried. (Information from June 1957 issue of Shipmate.)

He is buried in Texas.

Class of 1953

Reese is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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