From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Walter Blekicki '66

Date of birth: November 4, 1941

Date of death: December 14, 1973

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1966 Lucky Bag:


From the May 1974 issue of Shipmate.

From the May 1974 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. Walter Carroll Blekicki, USN, died on 14 December in an aircraft accident aboard the USS Oriskany in the Arabian Sea. Memorial services were held in the Lemoore Naval Air Station Chapel.

A native of Reading, Pa., Lt. Blekicki was a 1966 graduate of the Naval Academy. Following graduation he began flight training, receiving his aviator's wings in 1968. His first duty station was with Attack Squadron 72, after which he was assigned to the PG School, Monterey, where he received his bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering. He was then transferred to the Lemoore based training squadron, VA-125, before being assigned to VA-153, his last duty station.

Lt. Blekicki is survived by his widow, Patricia, 70 South Olive St., Lemoore, CA 93245; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Blekicki; and two brothers, Thomas and John.

Walter was piloting a his A-7B Corsair II.

Class of 1966

Walter is one of 36 members of the Class of 1966 on Virtual Memorial Hall.