From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Theodore Stoik '54

Date of birth: June 18, 1929

Date of death: September 10, 1956

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

Theodore is not included in the 1954 Lucky Bag.


"Ted was a member of the 85th FIS (Fighter Inceptor Squadron) 52-9765; USAF Pilot Training Class 52-H, Kinston AB, North Carolina. We have his nephew and name sake to thank for this handsome photo."

Theodore was lost when the T33 jet trainer he was piloting exploded mid-air and crashed into cornfield near Scott AFB on September 10, 1956. The other pilot aboard was also killed. He "had been a member of the Air Force for five years and had completed his last quarter at the University of Iowa this summer."

He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and a brother, Lloyd. He is buried in North Carolina.

Class of 1954

Theodore is one of 38 members of the Class of 1954 in Memorial Hall.