From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Hormel '71

Date of birth: August 4, 1947

Date of death: February 12, 1975

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1971 Lucky Bag:


From the July-August 1975 issue of Shipmate:

Lt.(jg) Richard Charles Hormel USN died on 12 February 1975 in the crash of his A-7E Corsair near Lone Pine, California. He was attached to Attack Squadron 122 of the Naval Air Station, Lemoore, Califomia, at the time.

Lt.Gg) Hormel entered the Naval Academy with an appointment from the naval reserve and was graduated with the Class of 1971. While at the Academy he was quarterback of the 150 pound football team which won two championships and was named All-Conference player these two years. He entered flight training after graduation and was designated a naval aviator in 1973.

Interment was in Flagler Memorial Cemetery, Miami, Florida, Lt.(jg) Michael S. Bluestein USN, his roommate at the Academy, escorting the body to the family plot.

Lt(jg) Hormel is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charies W. Hormel, 3420 Manor Road, Chevy Chase MD 20015.

Richard is buried in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery.

Class of 1971

Richard is one of 14 members of the Class of 1971 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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