STUART D. EVANS, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Stuart Evans '59

Date of birth: January 20, 1938

Date of death: June 17, 1963

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1959 Lucky Bag:


Obituary

From Find A Grave:

Lt. Stuart Douglas Evans, 25, a Navy pilot, was killed June 27 while on a training flight over the Mediterranean from the carrier USS Sartoga.

A hundred miles from his ship, he was executing a simulated attack run at 200 feet when his A1-H Skyraider attack plane crashed into the sea, the Navy said. His body was not recovered.

Lt. Evens' parents, Mr. and Mrs. Linson Rowland Evans, Jr., live at 3712 Ingomar street N.W. His wife and two young daughters are staying with her parents at 5902 Hitt avenue, McLean, VA.

Lt. Evans was assigned to Attack Squadron 35, based in Jacksonville, FL. The squadron is now deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean for a six-month air defense exercise.

Born in New Orleans, Lt. Evans attended Fortier High School there. In 1935 his family moved to Washington, and he was graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1955.

Appointed to the Naval Academy by Senator Russell Long, Democrat of Louisiana, he was graduated June 3 1959, marring the former Miss Georgianna Nagley of Mclean the next day.

Lt. Evans first served as assistant navigator aboard the destroyer USS Manley in the Atlantic Fleet. After flight training in Florida and Texas. he was assigned to Squadron 35 in February, 1962.

In addition to his wife and parents, he leaves a brother, Lt. Rowland Grayson Evans, also a Navy pilot and now at M.I.T. graduate school and a brother and sister, Donald and Marilyn, at his parents' address.

Memorial serves were held aboard the Saratoga on June 28.


Class of 1959

Stuart is one of 31 members of the Class of 1959 in Memorial Hall.