From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas West '68

Date of birth: August 1, 1946

Date of death: February 14, 1974

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:

Loss & Family


Tom West graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1968 and married Elizabeth Jane Goodhart, 8 June 1968. Two children of that marriage are: Thomas Raymond West and Matthew Setser West. Their father died in the crash of a Navy Jet Attack aircraft in night maneuvers near NAS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, 14, Feb. 1974.

His sister Carol was promoted to Captain of the USN in January 1996, and is stationed in San Diego, California.

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Class of 1968

Thomas is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 in Memorial Hall.