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== Lucky Bag ==
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From the [https://archive.org/details/luckybag1951unse 1951 Lucky Bag:]
 
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Ralph Blake Stothard
 
 
 
San Diego, California
 
 
 
Making the normal unpretentious entry into this world Blake followed a life of little renown until the ripe old age of 12 hours ... at this stage of senility this neophyte diver was found gleefully back- flipping into his bassinet . . . carried his indomitable spirit and diligence into music and academics . . . stars consistently . . . Fall and Winter sets find him brushing up his back flips . . . Spring sets find him polishing up his back hand for varsity tennis ... by way of a flash-back it can only be concluded that ever since the day Blake back-flipped into his bassinet he has demonstrated that he possesses the right combination of qualities which can yield but one end product ... an outstanding naval career.
 
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He was also a member of the swim team.
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== Loss ==
 
== Loss ==
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Unable to find a memory marker or firm date of the crash, but believe it was October 10, 1959. (A Skyray with VF-213, which deployed twice in the late '50s aboard USS Lexington, [http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/F4D-1.html wrote off an aircraft] on that date.)
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Unable to find a memory marker or firm date of the crash, but believe it was October 10, 1959. (A Skyray with VF-213, which deployed twice in the late '50s aboard USS Lexington, [http://www.millionmonkeytheater.com/F4D-1.html was written off] on that date.)
  
 
== Related Articles ==
 
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[[DONALD B. LEVISEE, LTJG, USN|Donald Levisee '51]] was also on the tennis team.
 
[[DONALD B. LEVISEE, LTJG, USN|Donald Levisee '51]] was also on the tennis team.
  
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[[Category:1951|Stothard]]

Latest revision as of 21:12, 23 July 2018

Ralph Stothard '51

Date of birth: November 21, 1929

Date of death: October 10, 1959

Age: 29

Lucky Bag

From the 1951 Lucky Bag:


Loss

From Redlands Daily Facts of Redlands, California:

Lt. Ralph Blake Stothard, a jet pilot and former submariner, was killed in the South China sea when his F4D Skyray plunged into the water after a catapult launching from the carrier USS Lexington. Stothard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Edwin Stothard of San Diego, was one of the few Navy men entitled to wear the wings of an aviator and dolphins of the submariner.

Unable to find a memory marker or firm date of the crash, but believe it was October 10, 1959. (A Skyray with VF-213, which deployed twice in the late '50s aboard USS Lexington, was written off on that date.)

Related Articles

George Gleason '51 was also on the swim team.

Donald Levisee '51 was also on the tennis team.


Class of 1951

Ralph is one of 48 members of the Class of 1951 on Virtual Memorial Hall.