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Cdr. Andrew A. Ramussen USNR died in a military plane crash at Fallon Air Force Base, Nevada, on 16 March 1985. He was on active duty for training at the time.  
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Cdr. Andrew A. Rasmussen USNR died in a military plane crash at Fallon Air Force Base, Nevada, on 16 March 1985. He was on active duty for training at the time.  
  
 
Born in Canton, Illinois, he was appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of California and graduated with the Class of 1968.  
 
Born in Canton, Illinois, he was appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of California and graduated with the Class of 1968.  

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Andrew Rasmussen '68

Date of birth: September 14, 1946

Date of death: March 16, 1985

Age: 38

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Andrew was lost on March 16, 1985 when the F/A-18 he was piloting crashed into a shallow lake in Nevada. He was engaged in a practice strike, flying from Fallon NAS, Nevada, in an aircraft that was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Obituary

From the June 1985 issue of Shipmate:

Cdr. Andrew A. Rasmussen USNR died in a military plane crash at Fallon Air Force Base, Nevada, on 16 March 1985. He was on active duty for training at the time.

Born in Canton, Illinois, he was appointed to the Naval Academy from the State of California and graduated with the Class of 1968.

He won his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1970 and flew F-9's with VT-25 at Chase Field, Texas. Later, he flew F-4's with VF-92 from the carrier Constellation and also at NAS Miramar, Calf. His final tour on active duty was with VC-7, also at Miramar, flying A-4's.

Leaving active duty in December 1976 as a lieutenant, he flew 727's for American Airlines our of New York City. He was a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association.

Commander Rasmussen lived in Colorado with his wife and step-children; the address is: P.O. Box 1118, Evergreen, Colo. 80439. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Anne Rasmussen of California.



Class of 1968

Andrew is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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