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Greg has a [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101791706 large memory marker/obituary in Georgia] and a much smaller one [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=LANE&GSfn=GREGORY&GSmn=B.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=23960600&df=all& in Arlington National Cemetery.]
Greg has a [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101791706 large memory marker/obituary in Georgia] and a much smaller one [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=LANE&GSfn=GREGORY&GSmn=B.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=23960600&df=all& in Arlington National Cemetery.]


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Gregory Lane '72

Date of birth: April 15, 1949

Date of death: June 3, 1985

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1972 Lucky Bag:

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GREGORY BEN LANE

Greg came to the Academy after a year at Georgia Tech where he was a K and NROTC. A native Georgian, Greg told many a tale about Southern belles and the "good" life. The excitement of new adventures was his greatest love. He lived a dangerous life while at the Academy in the Scuba Club, Batt football, sky diving team and a semester at Catholic Chapel, but paid dearly with several broken limbs. Greg was never one to waste study hour — studying, however his name appeared on Sup's List several times. While he was sometimes the victim of pranks, he always replied with a good natured, "I ain't speaking to you." Always willing to pass a good deal down the line, he was heard to sav more than once, "Such a deal I have for you.' The future sees Greg an asset to the Navy flying a F14 — probably in a full body cast!

1972 Lane LB.jpg

GREGORY BEN LANE

Greg came to the Academy after a year at Georgia Tech where he was a K and NROTC. A native Georgian, Greg told many a tale about Southern belles and the "good" life. The excitement of new adventures was his greatest love. He lived a dangerous life while at the Academy in the Scuba Club, Batt football, sky diving team and a semester at Catholic Chapel, but paid dearly with several broken limbs. Greg was never one to waste study hour — studying, however his name appeared on Sup's List several times. While he was sometimes the victim of pranks, he always replied with a good natured, "I ain't speaking to you." Always willing to pass a good deal down the line, he was heard to sav more than once, "Such a deal I have for you.' The future sees Greg an asset to the Navy flying a F14 — probably in a full body cast!

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Lt. Commander Greg B. Lane, pilot. Lost at sea in crash of an A-7 attack jet operating from the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV 60). June 3, 1985.

LCDR Lane, also served aboard aircraft carriers USS Roosevelt (CV 42) and USS America (CV 66). He served the US Navy by flying the British RAF Harrier jet for 3 years on the front line.

A great loss. Truly a great american who gave his life for god and country.

Goodbye Greg. God bless you and keep you. Our hearts are broken with sadness but always full of love for you.

Your loving family

Greg has a large memory marker/obituary in Georgia and a much smaller one in Arlington National Cemetery.


Class of 1972

Gregory is one of 13 members of the Class of 1972 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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