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Galen Gilbert '64

Date of birth: November 15, 1942

Date of death: July 20, 1966

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

From the 1964 Lucky Bag:


From The Maryville Daily Forum:

A Navy flier whose jet plane crashed at sea 20 miles off the Southern California coast was officially listed as lost at sea in the line of duty, the Navy reported. An F8-U Crusader jet piloted by Lt. (j. g.) Galen E. Gilbert, 23, Neosho, Mo., crashed into the ocean Wednesday night as Gilbert was practicing instrument approaches to the carrier Ticonderoga, officials said. The Navy ended the search Friday after finding no trace of Giibert or his plane.

Galen was lost on July 20, 1966.

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Class of 1964

Galen is one of 25 members of the Class of 1964 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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