THOMAS A. RYAN, LTJG, USN
Thomas Ryan '59
Date of birth: December 12, 1937
Date of death: May 16, 1961
From the 1959 Lucky Bag:
Tom was lost when his F3H Demon fighter crashed in Southern California on May 16, 1961.
From researcher Kathy Franz:
Thomas received his flight training at Pensacola. When he was killed, he was attached to Navy Fighter Squadron 121 based at Miramar.
Memorial services were held with a requiem mass celebrated at St. Matthew’s Church on May 22. His fellow officers served as honor guard. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Mausoleum, San Pablo.
He was survived by his father, Navy Captain Albert F., Jr. ('33) and Mrs. Ryan of Alamo; sister Terry, brother Dennis, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Fred O’Brien.
He was flying an aircraft belonging to Fighter Squadron (VF) 114.
There is an article about a 2010 Veterans Day hike to the crash site.