From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
William Becker '75

Date of birth: June 7, 1953

Date of death: February 27, 1979

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

William does not have an entry in the 1975 Lucky Bag. There is a "W. Becker" pictured as a member of 13th Company leadership, but he is not with the other 1/c of 13th Company. (Nor is at least one other person pictured, though several from that page are.)

The Register of Alumni lists him as a graduate.



William was lost on February 27, 1979 when the A-7E Corsair II he was piloting crashed in the Mediterranean Sea. He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 12, operating from USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz:

William graduated from Highlands High School (Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania) in 1971 where he participated in the Forensic Club and the golf team. Swimming, Co-captain; Varsity – 1; Speech – 1.

Father William G. (1923-1967), 1st Lt AAF WWII; mother Patricia (1924-2017), a school nurse; brothers Robert J. and Richard; and sisters Barbara G., Laura G. (1958-2018), and Michele M.

William's Find A Grave page is here.

Class of 1975

William is one of 8 members of the Class of 1975 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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