From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Seth '49

Date of birth: September 9, 1926

Date of death: February 25, 1954

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


Richard was lost on February 25, 1954 in a "plane crash off the coast of Greece." He was survived by his parents. (Information from April 1954 issue of Shipmate.)

From USS Haynsworth Association newsletter: "Dick Seth---went to aviation and lost at sea in a carrier landing."

Memorial Trophy

From the July 1958 issue of Shipmate:

The Seth trophy is awarded annually to the player designated by a vote of the Navy squad as its "most outstanding op- ponent." It was presented to the Naval Academy Athletic Association by Stephen Seth, of Baltimore, father of the late Lt. Richard H. Seth '49, in memory of his son who was killed in a jet plane crash in February 1954. Lieutenant Seth was a four-year letterman at the Academy and was All-America goalie in 1948 and '49.


Dick won the Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Award for the top lacrosse goalkeeper in 1949.

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Class of 1949

Richard is one of 40 members of the Class of 1949 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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