From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Date of birth: April 5, 1948

Date of death: November 3, 1974

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

1970 Duncan LB.jpg

From the 1970 Lucky Bag, Volume II:


Dunes grew up in the shadow of the Air Force Academy, but decided he liked his air salty, not thin, so he came to the Severn Shore. After carrying stars Plebe year, he has been hovering near the Superintendent's List ever since. Fall seasons saw Paul out with the 1 50's as a defensive back, and he spent his winters on the habitually successful company fieldball team. Never one to sweat about the system, Dunes was an easygoing type once off the athletic field, and he could be counted on to inject some humor into any serious situation. His one true love was the hills of Colorado, and his flame-of-the-moment's picture shared his tackboard with Western scenery. Dunes has decided to join the Corps as a Marine Aviator, where he will be a welcome addition and an outstanding officer.


Paul was killed when his RF-4B crashed into the Pacific Ocean on approach to carrier 90 km south-west of Cubi Point, Philippines on November 3, 1974. The pilot ejected and was rescued.


Both of his memory markers have his rank as Captain. His obituary has "Lt." What does Memorial Hall have?