ROBERT J. GRAFF, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Graff '67

Date of birth: June 9, 1945

Date of death: March 17, 1971

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1967 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From The 5th Battalion Anniversary Book:

Navy LT Robert J. Graff, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Graff of Hilltown Township, Pennsylvania was killed in March 1971 in an airplane crash during a training mission in Blyth, California. Bob was a Vietnam veteran, and a graduate of Pennridge High School in Pennsylvania.

He was flying an A-7E attack aircraft and was practicing low-level maneuvers when his plane crashed and exploded. Lt. Graff was on a routine training flight from the Lemoore Naval Air Facility near Fresno. During his tour of duty in Vietnam, he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard and flew 25 combat missions.

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Class of 1967

Robert is one of 34 members of the Class of 1967 in Memorial Hall.