From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Richard Mongrain '51

Date of birth: June 3, 1927

Date of death: April 12, 1958

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


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.

Class of 1951

Richard is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.