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|LBHometown=Centreville, Alabama  
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|LBText=Bob came north after a year of civil engineering at the University of Alabama, ready to set all the Yankees straight on who really won the Civil War. His pre- Academy "book-larnin" helped him breeze through the academics and enabled Bob to spend a lot of his time in which to elaborate on the glories of his beloved Dixie and to help the lightweight football team win a couple of championships. His slow drawl and cheerful smile will long be remembered by his classmates; we wish him the very best of everything in his quest for Navy wings.  
|LBText=Bob came north after a year of civil engineering at the University of Alabama, ready to set all the Yankees straight on who really won the Civil War. His pre- Academy "book-larnin" helped him breeze through the academics and enabled Bob to spend a lot of his time in which to elaborate on the glories of his beloved Dixie and to help the lightweight football team win a couple of championships. His slow drawl and cheerful smile will long be remembered by his classmates; we wish him the very best of everything in his quest for Navy wings.  
|LBOther=He was also a member of the 4th Battalion staff (winter).}}
|LBOther=He was also a member of the 4th Battalion staff (winter).}}


== Loss ==
== Loss ==
[[File:1958 Kornegay 1.jpg|right|thumb|350px|none|From the May 1967 issue of ''Shipmate''.]]
From [http://www.chinalakealumni.org/Shipmates.htm China Lake Alumni:]
From [http://www.chinalakealumni.org/Shipmates.htm China Lake Alumni:]
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He [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=KORNEGAY&GSfn=ROBERT&GSmn=R.&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=118180677&df=all& is buried in] Alabama.
From the May 1967 issue of ''Shipmate'':
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LCdr. Robert R. Kornegay, USN, who was serving with the Naval Air Facility at China Lake, Calif., died in a military plane accident near Lockbourne Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio, on 15 March. The plane was on an operational flight at the time of the accident. A memorial service was held at the Protestant Chapel at China Lake, with military services and interment held at Centreville, Ala., on the 20th.
 
LCdr. Kornegay, who was born in Alabama, attended the University of Alabama before entering the Naval Academy. He was graduated with the class of 1958, and was designated a naval aviator at Pensacola. He was assigned to China Lake in June 1966 and held the positions of Pilot Indoctrination and Air Navigation Officer at the Naval Ordnance Test Station.
 
Survivors include his widow, the former Diane Jamieson of Vancouver, Canada, who is living at 54-B Ringgold St., China Lake, Ca. 03555; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kornegay of 136 Cooper St., Centreville, Ala. 35042; three brothers, George Kornegay of Montevallo, Ala., Stanley Roy Kornegay of Atlanta, Ga., and James Kornegay of Centreville, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Mae Flam of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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He [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/118180677 is buried in] Alabama.


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Latest revision as of 16:28, 5 October 2020

Robert Kornegay '58

Date of birth: November 29, 1934

Date of death: March 15, 1967

Age: 32

Lucky Bag

From the 1958 Lucky Bag:

1958 Kornegay LB.jpg

ROBERT ROACH KORNEGAY

Centreville, Alabama

Bob came north after a year of civil engineering at the University of Alabama, ready to set all the Yankees straight on who really won the Civil War. His pre- Academy "book-larnin" helped him breeze through the academics and enabled Bob to spend a lot of his time in which to elaborate on the glories of his beloved Dixie and to help the lightweight football team win a couple of championships. His slow drawl and cheerful smile will long be remembered by his classmates; we wish him the very best of everything in his quest for Navy wings.


He was also a member of the 4th Battalion staff (winter).

1958 Kornegay LB.jpg

ROBERT ROACH KORNEGAY

Centreville, Alabama

Bob came north after a year of civil engineering at the University of Alabama, ready to set all the Yankees straight on who really won the Civil War. His pre- Academy "book-larnin" helped him breeze through the academics and enabled Bob to spend a lot of his time in which to elaborate on the glories of his beloved Dixie and to help the lightweight football team win a couple of championships. His slow drawl and cheerful smile will long be remembered by his classmates; we wish him the very best of everything in his quest for Navy wings.


He was also a member of the 4th Battalion staff (winter).

Loss

From the May 1967 issue of Shipmate.

From China Lake Alumni:

U.S. Navy Commander William L. "Mike" Reardon, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Robert R. Kornegay and USN Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class (ADJ-1) Vernon K. Whipkey lost their lives when their A-3B Skywarrior (BuNo 138952) came to earth eight miles short of the runway during a GCA approach to Lockbourne AFB, Columbus, OH. They were on their way to Quonset Point, RI to pick up a weapon that had been brought there a month earlier.

From the May 1967 issue of Shipmate:

LCdr. Robert R. Kornegay, USN, who was serving with the Naval Air Facility at China Lake, Calif., died in a military plane accident near Lockbourne Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio, on 15 March. The plane was on an operational flight at the time of the accident. A memorial service was held at the Protestant Chapel at China Lake, with military services and interment held at Centreville, Ala., on the 20th.

LCdr. Kornegay, who was born in Alabama, attended the University of Alabama before entering the Naval Academy. He was graduated with the class of 1958, and was designated a naval aviator at Pensacola. He was assigned to China Lake in June 1966 and held the positions of Pilot Indoctrination and Air Navigation Officer at the Naval Ordnance Test Station.

Survivors include his widow, the former Diane Jamieson of Vancouver, Canada, who is living at 54-B Ringgold St., China Lake, Ca. 03555; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kornegay of 136 Cooper St., Centreville, Ala. 35042; three brothers, George Kornegay of Montevallo, Ala., Stanley Roy Kornegay of Atlanta, Ga., and James Kornegay of Centreville, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Mae Flam of Oak Ridge, Tenn.

He is buried in Alabama.


Class of 1958

Robert is one of 28 members of the Class of 1958 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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