From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Smith '60

Date of birth: May 10, 1937

Date of death: July 10, 1962

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1960 Lucky Bag:


From USNA '60 Memorial Site:

The death of Bob came as a great surprise to all of us and it is with equally great sorrow that we pay our last tribute to our fellow classmate, who was once the life of every gathering. Bob was killed at Cecil Field when his seat failed to eject from his F-8U after a flame out. He is survived by his widow, Beth, whom he married in February. Our classmates in this area very thoughtfully provided a floral arrangement in behalf of the class with the following tribute, which expresses the sentiments of all of us: "It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of a true friend and a fine classmate." Shipmate, September-October 1962

Bob is buried in North Carolina.

In December 1962 his wife gave birth to their son, Robert Jr. (Information from February 1963 issue of Shipmate.)

Class of 1960

Robert is one of 28 members of the Class of 1960 on Virtual Memorial Hall.