From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Thomas DeLuca '83

Date of birth: June 22, 1961

Date of death: November 14, 1984

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

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From the March 1985 issue of Shipmate:

Ens. Thomas Robert DeLuca USN was killed in an aircraft accident on 14 November 1984 near Beeville, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on 19 November at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Babylon, New York with interment in the St. Charles Cemetery.

Appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of New York, he was a member of the varsity baseball team as a Midshipman. As a high school athlete he had excelled in athletics at West Islip High School, and he had stood as number one in the flight training class which he had entered after graduation with the Naval Academy Class of 1983.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. DeLuca, Sr., 614 Myrtle Ave., West Islip NY 11795; a sister and two brothers.

Class of 1983

Thomas is one of 9 members of the Class of 1983 on Virtual Memorial Hall.