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== Lucky Bag ==
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{{LuckyBag|LBLink=https://archive.org/details/luckybag1968unse|class=1968
From the [https://archive.org/details/luckybag1968unse 1968 Lucky Bag:]
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|LBName=HENRY JOSEPH MCGREEVEY
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|LBText=Henry "Mac" McGreevey came to the Naval Academy after two years in the Navy, one of which was spent at NAPS. Not quite the smartest man in the class, but a dedicated natural athlete, Mac could have played on any one of the varsity teams. He decided on soccer and has played three years on the varsity squad without any previous experience.
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Henry has always been high on the aptitude ladder, being Batt. Commander second class year and Co. Commander first class year. If his grades were a little higher he definitely would have been among the 5 stripers.
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Seldom seen without a beautiful drag on the weekends, Mac is well known for his good naturedness and friendliness. He is undoubtedly a man with very few enemies. <br/><br/>After two bouts with seasickness on Youngster and First Class cruise, Mac has decided that Navy Air is the only way to fly.
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|LBOther=He was also a member of the 27th Company (2nd set)}}
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== Loss ==
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[[File:1968 McGreevey 1.jpg|right|thumb|350px|none|From the November 1970 issue of ''Shipmate''.]]
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From the November 1970 issue of ''Shipmate'':
 
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HENRY JOSEPH MCGREEVEY
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Lt. (jg) Henry Joseph McGreevey, USN, died 3 August near Nellis Air Force Base, Nv., as the result of an aircraft accident. Funeral services were held in St. John's Episcopal Church, Worthington Valley, Glyndon, Md., followed by interment there.
  
Henry "Mac" McGreevey came to the Naval Academy after two years in the Navy, one of which was spent at NAPS. Not quite the smartest man in the class, but a dedicated natural athlete, Mac could have played on any one of the varsity teams. He decided on soccer and has played three years on the varsity squad without any previous experience. <br/><br/>Henry has always been high on the aptitude ladder, being Batt. Commander second class year and Co. Commander first class year. If his grades were a little higher he definitely would have been among the 5 stripers. <br/><br/>Seldom seen without a beautiful drag on the weekends, Mac is well known for his good naturedness and friendliness. He is undoubtedly a man with very few enemies. <br/><br/>After two bouts with seasickness on Youngster and First Class cruise, Mac has decided that Navy Air is the only way to fly.  
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A native of Newark, Oh., he attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, Md., before entering USNA. While at Annapolis he served as battalion commander and graduated with honors in 1968.
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His first assignment was Pensacola. An outstanding student in the Naval Air Training Command, he was designated naval aviator in September 1969. He then received Naval Air Advanced Training at Corpus Christi, Tx. He served in FAETUPAC at North Island, Ca., and VP-31 at Moffett Field prior to his assignment to VP-17, NAS Barber's Point, Hawaii.
[[File:1968 27th Company 2nd Set.jpg|400px|none|thumb|1968 27th Company 2nd Set]]
 
  
== Loss ==
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Lt. McGreevey is survived by his widow. Rose Tracy, c/o J. W. T. Armacost, Spruce Hill Farm, Hampstead, MD 21074 and his mother.
Mac was lost when the P-3A Orion aircraft he was co-piloting crashed near Searchlight, NV. Stationed at NAS Barber's Point, HI, the aircraft and crew was over NV for cross-country navigation training.  
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He was survived by his wife, Rose.
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Henry aboard a P-3A Orion aircraft; the aircraft and crew was over NV for cross-country navigation training.  
  
Previously selected for promotion to LT, he was posthumously promoted.
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Previously selected for promotion to LT, he was posthumously promoted. He [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28014032/henry-joseph-mcgreevey is buried in] Maryland.
  
 
== Memorial ==
 
== Memorial ==
 
From [http://www.ghspaulding.com/vp-17%20bulletin%20board.htm GH Spaulding:]
 
From [http://www.ghspaulding.com/vp-17%20bulletin%20board.htm GH Spaulding:]
 
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On 1 October, 41 family members, friends and fellow squadron mates gathered in Searchlight, Nevada to honor fallen shipmates from VP-I 7. They observed a new bronze plaque depicting an Orion mounted on a large rock at the local park. The sculpture memorializes the 10 P-3A (ZE.6, BuNo 152159) crew members who perished in a crash in the Searchlight area on August 3rd, 1970. Crew member names are on a separate plaque on the rock.
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On 1 October, 41 family members, friends and fellow squadron mates gathered in Searchlight, Nevada to honor fallen shipmates from VP-17. They observed a new bronze plaque depicting an Orion mounted on a large rock at the local park. The sculpture memorializes the 10 P-3A (ZE.6, BuNo 152159) crew members who perished in a crash in the Searchlight area on August 3rd, 1970. Crew member names are on a separate plaque on the rock.
 
   
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 13:33, 7 October 2020

Henry McGreevey '68

Date of birth: December 20, 1944

Date of death: August 3, 1970

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

From the 1968 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From the November 1970 issue of Shipmate.

From the November 1970 issue of Shipmate:

Lt. (jg) Henry Joseph McGreevey, USN, died 3 August near Nellis Air Force Base, Nv., as the result of an aircraft accident. Funeral services were held in St. John's Episcopal Church, Worthington Valley, Glyndon, Md., followed by interment there.

A native of Newark, Oh., he attended the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Bainbridge, Md., before entering USNA. While at Annapolis he served as battalion commander and graduated with honors in 1968.

His first assignment was Pensacola. An outstanding student in the Naval Air Training Command, he was designated naval aviator in September 1969. He then received Naval Air Advanced Training at Corpus Christi, Tx. He served in FAETUPAC at North Island, Ca., and VP-31 at Moffett Field prior to his assignment to VP-17, NAS Barber's Point, Hawaii.

Lt. McGreevey is survived by his widow. Rose Tracy, c/o J. W. T. Armacost, Spruce Hill Farm, Hampstead, MD 21074 and his mother.

Henry aboard a P-3A Orion aircraft; the aircraft and crew was over NV for cross-country navigation training.

Previously selected for promotion to LT, he was posthumously promoted. He is buried in Maryland.

Memorial

From GH Spaulding:

On 1 October, 41 family members, friends and fellow squadron mates gathered in Searchlight, Nevada to honor fallen shipmates from VP-17. They observed a new bronze plaque depicting an Orion mounted on a large rock at the local park. The sculpture memorializes the 10 P-3A (ZE.6, BuNo 152159) crew members who perished in a crash in the Searchlight area on August 3rd, 1970. Crew member names are on a separate plaque on the rock.

Crew of ZE-06

  • LT Timothy D. Bailing, PPC
  • LT Norman L. Johnson, TACCO
  • LTJG Henry J. McGreevey, CP
  • ADJ1 Ambrose Ordonia, FE
  • ADJ1 Johnny D. Shelton, FE
  • ATN3 Cletus L. Morrison, RDO
  • AW3 John D. Maas, ASW
  • AW3 John W. Schmitz, IV, ASW
  • AW3 Michael A. Silvera, ASW
  • AW3 Bruce E. Weaver, ASW


Class of 1968

Henry is one of 29 members of the Class of 1968 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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