From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Ronald Medlin '64

Date of birth: October 9, 1940

Date of death: June 15, 1965

Age: 24

Naval Academy Register

Ronald Ellis Medlin was admitted to the Naval Academy from Kansas on July 5, 1960 at age 19 years 9 months. (Date of birth given as October 9, 1940.)

He voluntarily resigned on March 10, 1961.


From the October 1965 issue of Shipmate:


WO Ronald E. Medlin, USAR, died 15 June at Fort Benning, Ga. He was crew member aboard a UH-1D helicopter participating in a training exercise when it collided in mid-air with another helicopter.

Warrant Officer Medlin, a member of the class of 1964, was with the 11th Air Assault Division at Fort Benning. He was born in Kansas City, Kan.

Survivors include his widow, Patricia, of Fort Mitchell, Ala.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Medlin, and sisters, Deanne and Deborah, of 1014 N. 21st Place, Kansas City.

Seventeen other men were also lost in this crash.

Ronald is buried in Kansas.

Memorial Hall Error

Ronald is not listed with his classmates. This oversight was discovered by reviewing the October 1965 issue of Shipmate.

The Register of Alumni lists only his name as a non-graduate of the Class of 1964.

Class of 1964

Robert is one of 25 members of the Class of 1964 on Virtual Memorial Hall.