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|LBText=Lou came to the Academy after a year of fraternity parties and freshman football at Brown University. He soon got into the Severn swing of life, winning his way to the varsity wrestling squad and quickly became known as "blue and gold" clear through. Lou never missed clipping the Navy sports articles from the morning paper and sending them to his dad (a Navy Captain) in Hawaii. Lou will always be remembered as "Com Drags Handbooks" — one of his duties on the Log and Splinter staff. His pet peeves were dago and all types of exams. Lou will be remembered as a sincere friend. His ambition lies in flying helicopters, where he'll be a credit to the Naval service.  
 
|LBText=Lou came to the Academy after a year of fraternity parties and freshman football at Brown University. He soon got into the Severn swing of life, winning his way to the varsity wrestling squad and quickly became known as "blue and gold" clear through. Lou never missed clipping the Navy sports articles from the morning paper and sending them to his dad (a Navy Captain) in Hawaii. Lou will always be remembered as "Com Drags Handbooks" — one of his duties on the Log and Splinter staff. His pet peeves were dago and all types of exams. Lou will be remembered as a sincere friend. His ambition lies in flying helicopters, where he'll be a credit to the Naval service.  
 
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Revision as of 16:15, 8 January 2019

Louis Grant, II '62

Date of birth: March 21, 1939

Date of death: July 6, 1967

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1962 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From the September-October 1967 issue of SHIPMATE.

From the September-October 1967 issue of SHIPMATE:

Lt. Louis R. Grant, 2d, USN, was killed on 6 July while flying a UH-1B helicopter near the Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Md. At the time of the accident he was a student at the Navy Test Pilot School. Services and interment were at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lt. Grant was born in Quincy, Mass., and attended Thayer Academy and Brown University before entering the Naval Academy. He was graduated with the class of 1962. After completing flight training at Pensacola, he reported to HC Squadron 2 at Lakehurst, N. J., in 1963. From then until 1966 he made several Mediterranean cruises in carriers of the Atiantic Fleet flying rescue helicopters. He held the Air Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

He is survived by his widow, Penelope, the daughter of RAdm. and Mrs. James Edward Leeper of Falls Church, Va., who has made her home at 107 Linden Lane, Lexington Park, Md.; his parents, Capt. and Mrs. E. Milton Grant of Vallejo, Calif., and a brother, Robert Grant of Norwich, N. Y.

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Class of 1962

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