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== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
[[File:1964 Gilbert 1.jpg|right|thumb|250px|none|From the August-September 1966 issue of ''Shipmate''.]]
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[[File:1964 Gilbert 1.jpg|right|thumb|350px|none|From the August-September 1966 issue of ''Shipmate''.]]
 
From the August-September 1966 issue of ''Shipmate'':
 
From the August-September 1966 issue of ''Shipmate'':
 
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Lt.(jg) Galen E. Gilbert, USN, was lost at sea during an operational flight off the coast of Southern California on the night of 20 July [1966]. Memorial services were held in the Airman Memorial Chapel, Naval Air Station, Miramar, on the 23rd.
 
Lt.(jg) Galen E. Gilbert, USN, was lost at sea during an operational flight off the coast of Southern California on the night of 20 July [1966]. Memorial services were held in the Airman Memorial Chapel, Naval Air Station, Miramar, on the 23rd.
  
Lt. Gilbert was born in Siloam Springs, Ark., and was graduated from high school in Tahlequa, Okla., and from the Naval Academy in 1964. He was designated a naval aviator in December 1965, and was assigned to Fighter Squadron 174 for Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in January 1966, where he remained until 3 June when he reported for duty with VF-194 at NAS Miramar. He was making instrument approaches to the carrier <span class='smallcaps'>Ticonderoga</span> when the accident took place.
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Lt. Gilbert was born in Siloam Springs, Ark., and was graduated from high school in Tahlequah, Okla., and from the Naval Academy in 1964. He was designated a naval aviator in December 1965, and was assigned to Fighter Squadron 174 for Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in January 1966, where he remained until 3 June when he reported for duty with VF-194 at NAS Miramar. He was making instrument approaches to the carrier <span class='smallcaps'>Ticonderoga</span> when the accident took place.
  
 
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Galen O . Gilbert of 1112 South High St., Neosho, Mo., and a brother, Jessie Ray Gilbert, also of Neosho.
 
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Galen O . Gilbert of 1112 South High St., Neosho, Mo., and a brother, Jessie Ray Gilbert, also of Neosho.
 
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The Class of 1964 column later in that issue said "Gil became known as one of the most easy-going
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The Class of 1964 column later in that issue said "Gil became known as one of the most easy-going and popular of our members. He was an ardent squash and football fan." Galen was piloting a F-8 Crusader.
and popular of ourmembers. He was an ardent squash and football fan." Galen was piloting a F-8 Crusader.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:45, 14 February 2020

Galen Gilbert '64

Date of birth: November 15, 1942

Date of death: July 20, 1966

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1964 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From the August-September 1966 issue of Shipmate.

From the August-September 1966 issue of Shipmate:

Lt.(jg) Galen E. Gilbert, USN, was lost at sea during an operational flight off the coast of Southern California on the night of 20 July [1966]. Memorial services were held in the Airman Memorial Chapel, Naval Air Station, Miramar, on the 23rd.

Lt. Gilbert was born in Siloam Springs, Ark., and was graduated from high school in Tahlequah, Okla., and from the Naval Academy in 1964. He was designated a naval aviator in December 1965, and was assigned to Fighter Squadron 174 for Fleet Replacement Pilot Training in January 1966, where he remained until 3 June when he reported for duty with VF-194 at NAS Miramar. He was making instrument approaches to the carrier Ticonderoga when the accident took place.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Galen O . Gilbert of 1112 South High St., Neosho, Mo., and a brother, Jessie Ray Gilbert, also of Neosho.

The Class of 1964 column later in that issue said "Gil became known as one of the most easy-going and popular of our members. He was an ardent squash and football fan." Galen was piloting a F-8 Crusader.

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Class of 1964

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