ROBERT J. GRAFF, LT, USN
Robert Graff '67
Date of birth: June 9, 1945
Date of death: March 17, 1971
From the 1967 Lucky Bag:
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 Blythe, 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.
Robert was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 122.