ROBERT D. STROUSE, 1LT, USMC

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Strouse '68

Date of birth: December 10, 1944

Date of death: September 11, 1971

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From the December 1971 issue of SHIPMATE:

Lt. Robert D. Strouse, USMC, died from injuries sustained in an aircraft accident at MCAS, Yuma, Az., on 10 September. Following memorial services, he was buried at sea.

Born in Fort Riley, Ks., he was a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy. After completing Marine Corps Basic School he earned a Master's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Ca.

In March 1971 Lt. Strouse was awarded silver wings upon graduation from USAF pilot training at Laughlin AFB, Tx. He then went to MCAS, Yuma, for duty.

Surviving are his widow, Shirley, c/o LCol. R .Y. Lora, Jr., USA, 111 Grove Park, Ft. Dix, NJ 08640, and his parents, Maj. and Mrs. Robert L. Strouse, USA (Ret.), of Savannah, Ga.

He was a member of Marine Training Squadron (VMT) 103. The instructor pilot aboard survived.


Class of 1968

Robert is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 in Memorial Hall.