Difference between revisions of "WILLIAM J. BECKER, LTJG, USN"

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall
m (1 revision imported)
(→‎Loss: Nat'l Week 26 info added)
Line 14: Line 14:
No trace of his remains or aircraft were ever located. This loss occurred during the Ike's initial Mediterranean deployment.
No trace of his remains or aircraft were ever located. This loss occurred during the Ike's initial Mediterranean deployment.
</blockquote>
</blockquote>
Between Feb. 26 - March 4, 1979, the Eisenhower was one of the carriers participating in [http://www.uscarriers.net/cvn69history.htm National Week XXVI/Sardinia 1-79], a multinational exercise "involving over 50 ships and 300 aircraft from various NATO countries."


{{NewClassNavigator|Name=William|HonoreesInClass=8|ClassYear=1975|PreviousPersonLink=PATRICK J. KILCLINE, LTJG, USN|PreviousPersonName=Patrick Kilcline '75|NextPersonLink=CHARLES J. MORROW, LT, USN|NextPersonName=Charles Morrow '75}}
{{NewClassNavigator|Name=William|HonoreesInClass=8|ClassYear=1975|PreviousPersonLink=PATRICK J. KILCLINE, LTJG, USN|PreviousPersonName=Patrick Kilcline '75|NextPersonLink=CHARLES J. MORROW, LT, USN|NextPersonName=Charles Morrow '75}}

Revision as of 22:27, 24 September 2020

William Becker '75

Date of birth: June 7, 1953

Date of death: February 27, 1979

Age: 25

Lucky Bag

William does not have an entry in the 1975 Lucky Bag. There is a "W. Becker" pictured as a member of 13th Company leadership, but he is not with the other 1/c of 13th Company. (Nor is at least one other person pictured, though several from that page are.)

The Register of Alumni lists him as a graduate.

Loss

From the 1979 cruise book of VA-12 / USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)

From VA-12:

While attached to VA-12 which was deployed on-board CV-69 Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lt(jg) Becker was lost at sea during night flight operations in the Mediterranean on February 27, 1979 in A-7E BuNo 157578.

No trace of his remains or aircraft were ever located. This loss occurred during the Ike's initial Mediterranean deployment.

Between Feb. 26 - March 4, 1979, the Eisenhower was one of the carriers participating in National Week XXVI/Sardinia 1-79, a multinational exercise "involving over 50 ships and 300 aircraft from various NATO countries."


Class of 1975

William is one of 8 members of the Class of 1975 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

The "category" links below lead to lists of related Honorees; use them to explore further the service and sacrifice of alumni in Memorial Hall.