RICHARD C. CLINITE, LTJG, USN
Richard Clinite '49
Date of birth: May 29, 1926
Date of death: May 13, 1953
From the 1949 Lucky Bag:
Richard's F9F-5 was shot down on May 13, 1953 by anti-aircraft artillery over Wonsan Harbor. He was a member of VF-153, operating from USS Antietam (CVA 36). (Note Ejection History link says USS Princeton; believe this to be an error based on the squadron history and this book entry.)
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch on May 20, 1953, there's a very confusing account of Dick's loss by an eye-witness. He apparently parachuted into the sea but was unable to free himself from his parachute in high wind. This prevented a helicopter rescue; he was drowned by the time a destroyer arrived.
He was survived by his wife, Camila, and a daughter, Ann. (Information from August 1953 issue of SHIPMATE.)