ROBERT P. VINCENT, LCDR, USN
Robert Vincent '68
Date of birth: September 22, 1944
Date of death: September 3, 1974
Unable to find any information about Robert's loss. Per the 1964-1965 Register of the US Naval Academy his middle name was Patterson, and he was born September 22, 1944. He entered with a Fleet appointment.
He was given an "unsatisfactory conduct discharge" from the Naval Academy on August 18, 1967. In an email from a Lee Richardson '68 on June 8, 2017, a company-mate of "Vinny":
We were in the 6th company which, during the 66-67 ac-year was located on the 4th deck of the 1st wing. Bob (Vinny) was caught growing weed on the window ledge(!) and of course was dismissed. Being a former white hat, and adhering to the policy of the time, he reverted back to enlisted status to serve out his original enlistment.
He was interviewed as a LT when he was a part of VF-1, deployed aboard USS Enterprise, in 1975: http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/archpdf/ah197507.pdf Unable to find him in the 1974-1975 USS Enterprise cruise book; he is also not listed on the In Memoriam page. Fighter Squadron (VF) 1 flew F-14 Tomcats, but there is no recorded loss of either Vincent or of a VF-1 aircraft in this timeframe.
Date of death from Register of Alumni, which gives no other information.