RICHARD O. MONGRAIN, LT, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 3, 1927
Date of death: April 12, 1958
Age: 30

Lucky Bag

1951 Mongrain LB.jpg

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:

Richard Orton Mongrain

Marietta, Minnesota

"Oye ban from Minn-e-sota" . . . sure they talk like that . . . an alumnus of the Navy's V-12 program . . . quite speaker, but he'll never convince the boys that he hasn't been starring all his life . . . just trying to keep his head above the water . . . water being at the 3.8 level . . . "I bilged that last exam" . . . below 3.9! . . . always willing to explain that tough problem for you, though . . . seems there's a girl named Ginnie . . . dragging this weekend, R. O.? . . . Navy Tech lost a potential half-back when he resolve to hit the books . . . loves competition in anything . . . a job worth doing, is worth doing well . . . he does it well . . . always.

He was a member of the 1st Regiment staff (June week).

Loss

From the Deadwood Pioneer-Times of Deadwood, South Dakota:

SIOUX FALIS A Navy lieutenant from Albuquerque. N. M., was killed Saturday when his jet trainer exploded and crashed five miles northwest of Sioux Falls. The victim was Richard O. Mongrain, about 29. Waiting to meet Mongrain at the Sioux Falls airport were his sister and brother-in-law

The crash was on April 12, 1958. In addition to his sister, Dick was survived by his wife and parents. He is buried in South Dakota.


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