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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1931
Date of death: November 8, 1954
Age: ~23

Lucky Bag

1953 Nein LB.jpg

From the 1953 Lucky Bag:


Reading, Pennsylvania

From Reading, Pennsylvania, to Navy came Dick Nein, bearing the nickname "Hook" (which he acquired during his high school basketball days). A three sports star at Reading, Dick continued along his athletic inclinations at Navy by winning awards in 150-pound football, basketball, and lacrosse. Hook's academic worries were few and he was able to devote considerable time to his study, of botany . . . the Fern species. His never-ending supply of chow from the O.A.O. managed to stave off the pangs of hunger from himself and from many of his less fortunate buddies. Always ready to go along with a good joke, Dick will never lack company.


Richard was lost when his F86 crashed on November 8, 1954. He was a student pilot flying from Nellis AFB in Nevada. He was survived by his wife, Phyllis, and is buried in Pennsylvania.

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Class of 1953
Richard is one of 62 members of the Class of 1953 in Memorial Hall.
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