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Beverly Richardson, Jr. '66

Date of birth: October 1, 1943

Date of death: January 14, 1968

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1966 Lucky Bag:


From the April 1968 issue of Shipmate:

Lt(jg) Beverly T. Richardson, Jr., USN, was killed on 14 Jan. when his parachute failed to open, following ejection from a burning TF9J Cougar jet near Corpus Christi, Tex., while on a training flight. Services were held in Fort Myer Chapel, with interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Lt. Richardson was born in Memphis, Tenn., and attended Columbian Preparatory School before entering the Naval Academy, from where he was graduated in 1966. He had flight training at Pensacola, and was attending flight school at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station at the time of the accident. He had volunteered for service in Vietnam.

Surviving are his parents. Col. and Mrs. B. T. Richardson of 1725 Sanford Court, Annandale, Va.; two brothers, Charles M. of the home, and William M., who attends the University of North Carolina, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Richardson.

The crash occurred shortly after taking off from Kingsville Naval Air Auxiliary Air Station in Texas. His instructor survived the ejection.

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1966

Beverly is one of 36 members of the Class of 1966 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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