From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Robert Mulrooney '59

Date of birth: May 23, 1937

Date of death: December 21, 1968

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


From the March 1969 issue of Shipmate.

From the March 1969 issue of Shipmate:

LCdr. Robert M . Mulrooney, USN, died 21 Dec. as a result of an operational aircraft accident while flying from the deck of USS Independence in the Mediterranean. He was a pilot attached to Attack Squadron 76. A Requiem mass was held at the Naval Air Station Lemoore Chapel.

LCdr. Mulrooney was born in New York City and graduated from the Naval Academy with the class of 1959. Following flight training, he was awarded his wings in 1960, and served with the Attack Squadron 164. He attended the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., from 1964 to 1965, then taught chemistry at the Naval Academy. In 1967 LCdr. Mulrooney received a Master's degree in electrical engineering from Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He was a member of the I.E.E.E. and a life member of the USNA Alumni Association.

Survivors include his widow Carol L., son Patrick, and daughter Deborah, of 126 Crusader Ave., NAS, Lemoore, Ca. 93245; and his parents Mr. and Mrs. Michael P . Mulrooney of 2940 East 196th St., Apt. IB, Bronx, N. Y. 10461.

He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Robert is one of 32 members of the Class of 1959 on Virtual Memorial Hall.