From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Steven Herning '79

Date of birth: November 23, 1956

Date of death: November 21, 1979

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1979 Lucky Bag:


Steven was lost on November 12, 1980 when his TA-7C Corsair II had an engine failure at low level and crashed during simulated close air support training for troops in the field at Ft. Irwin. He was a Naval Flight Officer and member of Air Development Squadron (VX) 5.

He was from Las Vegas, Nevada, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery with his father, who was a Colonel in the US Air Force and who predeceased Steve by a year.

Class of 1979

Steven is one of 15 members of the Class of 1979 on Virtual Memorial Hall.