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Daniel Adams '84

Date of birth: November 29, 1960

Date of death: October 16, 1991

Age: 30

Lucky Bag

From the 1984 Lucky Bag:


From the Los Angeles Times on October 18, 1991:

SAN DIEGO — The four Camp Pendleton Marines killed Wednesday when their UH-1 Huey helicopter apparently broke apart and crashed near the Salton Sea during a training flight were identified Thursday as Persian Gulf War veterans.

Officials at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro identified the dead Marines as Master Sgt. Joe C. Snell Jr., 41, of Oceanside; Capt. Daniel J. Adams, 30, of Brick Ocean, N.J.; Capt. Phillip G. Chapman, 30, of Ft. Lewis Pierce, Wash., and Cpl. Jeffrey D. Couch, 22, of Niceville, Fla.

An El Toro statement said the Marines, attached to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, crashed three miles east of Calpatria, which is southeast of the Salton Sea, during a routine training mission.

Although the helicopter and the Marines were stationed at Camp Pendleton, the squadron is attached to the air wing at El Toro.

Other Information

From researcher Kathy Franz: "His father Fred taught math at Point Pleasant Beach High School since 1957 and coached the basketball and track teams. The faculty at the school established a scholarship fund in memory of Daniel."

Daniel was survived by his wife Susan, a daughter, his parents, a brother and three sisters. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Class of 1984

Daniel is one of 9 members of the Class of 1984 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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