From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Peterson '49

Date of birth: December 19, 1927

Date of death: December 23, 1964

Age: 37

Lucky Bag

From the 1949 Lucky Bag:


Undated picture from the February 1965 issue of Shipmate.

From the February 1965 issue of Shipmate:

Cdr. Richard John Peterson, USN, died 23 Dec. at the Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Fla., from injuries sustained in an aircraft accident on 22 Dec. at the Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, when he was piloting the plane. He was executive officer of VF-13. Military services were held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Richard was born 19 Dec. 1927 at Santa Ana, Calif. Survivors include his widow, Jean Crawford Peterson; a son, David Agnew, and a daughter, Leslie Crawford, of 4717 Apache Ave., Jacksonville; his mother, Mrs. Lottie Juliet Peterson of Seal Beach, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Peterson Spanduau of San Diego, Calif.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1949

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