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Richard Layser '47

Date of birth: October 2, 1922

Date of death: February 4, 1965

Age: 42

Lucky Bag

From the 1947 Lucky Bag:


Richard was lost when his AD Skyraider crashed on February 4, 1965 while operating from USS Saratoga (CV 60) in the Mediterranean. He was Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron (VA) 35 at the time of his loss.

He is listed on the "In Memoriam" page of USS Saratoga (CV 60)'s 1964-1965 cruise book.

He has a memory marker in California.

Class of 1947

Richard is one of 27 members of the Class of 1947 in Memorial Hall.