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David McCoskrie '47

Date of birth: February 13, 1925

Date of death: February 13, 1951

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


From Find A Grave:

USNA Class of 1947, Lieutenant Junior Grade McCoskrie was the pilot of a F4U-5N Corsair night fighter with Composite Squadron 3, aboard the carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CV-45). On February 13, 1951, while on a night combat heckler mission near Yontae-ri, Korea, contact was lost and he was listed as Missing in Action. He was presumed dead on April 16, 1954.

Awarded: Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

Class of 1947

David is one of 29 members of the Class of 1947 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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