WELDON M. RIGGS, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Weldon Riggs '52

Date of birth: January 28, 1930

Date of death: April 5, 1957

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1952 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Pacific Stars and Stripes:

Lt. Weldon M. Riggs, Virginia Beach, Va., was killed in an air crash in the eastern Mediterranean Friday. The Navy said a jet fighter flown by Lt. Biggs from the Forrestal collided with another aircraft attached, to the same carrier near Lebanon. The pilot of the second plane was uninjured.

There's a Navy aircraft loss recorded that day, but it occurred aboard USS Franklin D Roosevelt, which was operating off the US east coast.

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Class of 1952

Weldon is one of 48 members of the Class of 1952 in Memorial Hall.