MICHAEL L. ORRISON, LT, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
Michael Orrison '71

Date of birth: February 5, 1948

Date of death: June 6, 1976

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1971 Lucky Bag:

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MICHAEL L. ORRISON

Hailing from the golden lands of California, Orrie hit the Academy with his blond locks and devastated the female population of the entire East coast. Mike showed us the "state," which some of us had confused with the "hot dog." It took Orbit a while to get his "Yessir's" and "Aye-Aye's" straight. After a rather incredible chain of events in 1/c year, Michael got the name "Crash," and the title was well-deserved. As a Naval aviator I'm sure Mike will be welcome in any cockpit in which he flies.

1971 Orrison LB.jpg

MICHAEL L. ORRISON

Hailing from the golden lands of California, Orrie hit the Academy with his blond locks and devastated the female population of the entire East coast. Mike showed us the "state," which some of us had confused with the "hot dog." It took Orbit a while to get his "Yessir's" and "Aye-Aye's" straight. After a rather incredible chain of events in 1/c year, Michael got the name "Crash," and the title was well-deserved. As a Naval aviator I'm sure Mike will be welcome in any cockpit in which he flies.

Loss

Mike was lost when his A-6E Intruder crashed 16 miles north of Goldendale, WA on June 6, 1976. He was a member of Attack Squadron (VA) 95. The other crewman was also killed.


Class of 1971

Michael is one of 14 members of the Class of 1971 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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