SILAS C. HART, JR., LTJG, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: December 2, 1927
Date of death: January 2, 1953
Age: 25

Lucky Bag

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From the 1950 Lucky Bag:

SILAS CLINTON HART, JR.

Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Spawned in the land of the blue grass, the finesse of Southern hospitality was inbred in Si when he joined us. Even Army influence at VMI couldn't dull his insistence on the perfection which made him a mainstay on our Varsity Golf squad. Though an artist also of football and basketball, a shoulder injury hampered continued participation at Navy. Never outdone among draggers, Si's record spoke for his feminine perfection. Although sometimes outdone by P-works, he was still our best problem solver. Come what may, his personality, matched only by his size, coupled with his Kentucky polish, will place him with our best when the reckoning comes.

Loss

From USNA 1950:

Si attended one year at VMI before entering the Academy. After graduation he served as assistant navigator aboard USSSalem. Following flight training at Pensacola and Corpus Christi, he was assigned to VC-4 at Atlantic City flying night missions in F4U Corsairs. He was killed making an instrument approach to the Naval Air Station, Atlantic City, NJ, on a flight from Key West, FL

Si is buried in Kentucky.

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