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Dewayne Cousin '79

Date of birth: February 23, 1957

Date of death: January 9, 1980

Age: 22

Lucky Bag

From the 1979 Lucky Bag:


From The Los Angeles Times on January 11, 1980:

Navy officials identified the two crewmen from Miramar Naval Air Station, presumed dead after their jet training plane disappeared at sea, as Lt. Cmdr. Gaylord S. Parrett and Ensign Dewayne G. Cousin. A Navy spokesman said memorial services are planned for the men, who were on a routine training mission in a TA-4J Skyhawk when the plane apparently crashed about 62 miles southwest of San Diego Wednesday morning. Parrett, 36, originally from St. Petersburg, Fla., is survived by a wife and two children living in San Diego. Cousin, 22, leaves a mother in his native Lawton, Okla.

Dewayne was buried at Arlington National Cemetery. He was survived by his mother, four brothers and eight sisters.

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Class of 1979

Dewayne is one of 15 members of the Class of 1979 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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