From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Sheldon Norris '72

Date of birth: March 8, 1950

Date of death: March 27, 1974

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1972 Lucky Bag:



From the September 1974 issue of Shipmate:

2nd Lt. Sheldon Jay Norris, USMC, died on 27 March when his TA-4J Skyhawk jet crashed during a training mission near Yuma, Ariz. Interment was in the National Cemetery in Farmingdale, L.I., N.Y.

A native of New York, Lt. Norris graduated from Plainedge High School in North Massapequa. While a Midshipman, he was active in football, lacrosse, and the flying club. Upon graduation with a B.S. degree in political science, Lt. Norris was commissioned in the Marine Corps and assigned to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia and subsequently to flight training at Pensacola, Fla. He was transferred to Training Squadron 24 at Beeville, Tex., in July, 1973 and was attached to that command at the time of his death.

Lt. Norris holds the National Defense Service Medal and has been posthumously designated a Naval Aviator. He has also been awarded the Marine Corps expert rifle and pistol badges.

Lt. Norris is survived by his widow, Suzanne, 10 Lincoln St., Farmingdale, NY 11733.

The crash occurred TA-4J approximately 30 miles SE of Yuma.

Class of 1972

Sheldon is one of 13 members of the Class of 1972 on Virtual Memorial Hall.