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Lewis Adkins, Jr. '46

Date of birth: October 19, 1921

Date of death: February 2, 1955

Age: 33

Lucky Bag

From the 1946 Lucky Bag:


Lewis was lost on February 2, 1955 when the F9F Cougar fighter he was piloting crashed near Otay Mesa, California. "Lew was attached to GMU [Guided Missile Unit] 52 at NAAS Brown Field, Chula Vista… He is survived by his widow, Lois, and two daughters, Lynn, age 7, and Gary, age 2." (Information from March 1955 issue of SHIPMATE.)

He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Franklin Smith, Jr. '46 and John Metschl '46 were also members of 20th Company.

Class of 1946

Lewis is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.