WILLIAM O. CHARLES, LT, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||December 8, 1928|
|Date of death:||March 27, 1957|
From the 1951 Lucky Bag:
William Olwyn Charles
From the mountains to the Severn shore . . . entered the Brigade as a scared, lost lad . . . four years of near bilging . . . the first man out of the gate on liberty . . . tall stories and a smile, his specialty. "Who studied this lesson, I wrote letters. Isn't it sack time yet?" Bill's ideal female is a nice girl and a party girl combined . . . he's still looking . . . horses and hunting fill his athletic desire . . . never a word until after black coffee ... so easy-going that neither academics nor women get him down . . . youngster cruise confirmed it. Naval Aviation is the only thing that will keep him away from Colorado . . . leaves the Brigade lost and scared.
He was also a member of the Reception Committee and the 6th Company staff (winter).
Bill was lost when his TV-2 training plane crashed near Belton, Missouri, on March 27, 1957. He was the instructor pilot; the student was also killed.
John Stump '51 was also a member of the Reception Committee.
|Class of 1951|
|William is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 in Memorial Hall.|
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