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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: 1947
Date of death: February 12, 1975
Age: ~27

Lucky Bag

1971 Hormel LB.jpg

From the 1971 Lucky Bag:


When Rick came to Navy from Miami, Fla., via NAPS he brought with him many attributes foremost of which was his class. No matter what ehe engages in of a competitive spirit, save the game of chance he played and won with academics, Rick displays the gutsy class which led the 150 lb football team to a combined two-season record of 11-1 and which led him to the All-League team both seasons. No one can deny that Rick has led a colorful life at USNA since he has participated in such varied campaigns as the Battle of Trieste and a strange case of mistaken identity in D.C. one night. At any rate, in Rick the Naval Service receives a future flyer possessing a unique combination of cool class under pressure and great leadership ability.


Rich was lost on February 12, 1975 when his A-7E Corsair II crashed near Lone Pine, CA. He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 12 and is buried in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery.

Class Navigation

Class of 1971
Richard is one of 13 members of the Class of 1971 in Memorial Hall.
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