From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Geriak '52

Date of birth: August 17, 1928

Date of death: September 2, 1954

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:


Dick was lost when his F-84 crashed shortly after takeoff from Naha, Okinawa on September 2, 1954; the cause of the crash was due to engine failure.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

A graduate of Roosevelt High School in 1946, Richard “Dick” had the quote: “A boy’s will is the wind’s will; And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.” Activities: Science Club, Treasurer 4; the yearbook L’Envoi; the honor society Skull and Key, President. After graduation, he enrolled in the Army’s Panama Canal Department. His headstone application shows he was in the 428 Fighter Bomber Squadron, 474 Fighter Bomber Group.

Richard was buried in Mt Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson. His father was John, a grocery manager, and his mother was Katherine.

Class of 1952

Richard is one of 50 members of the Class of 1952 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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