WALTER J. STEWART, III, CAPT, USAF
Walter Stewart, III '55
Date of birth: March 3, 1932
Date of death: September 22, 1963
From the 1955 Lucky Bag:
"Jay" was lost on September 22, 1963 when the C-133A he was aboard crashed shortly after taking off from Dover AFB, Delaware. He was the "2nd pilot" and was a member of the 1st Air Transport Squadron.
Prior to the Naval Academy he had been an enlisted sailor; his appointment was from "Naval Reserve" and his "pay entry date" was earlier than that of his classmates. It's unclear when he left the Navy for the Air Force; he was listed as a naval aviator (LTjg) in the Navy Registers from 1957, 1958, and 1959. He is not listed in the 1960 edition.
From researcher Kathy Franz: "His father was Captain Walter Stewart, Jr. (’31), mother Audrey, wife Ann, and daughter Linda."
He has a memory marker in Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial Hall Error
Walter Jones "Jay" Stewart, III, is listed in Memorial Hall as a LTjg, USN. He was a Captain in the Air Force.