WALL OF REMEMBRANCE - 1970-1979
Johnson, Horton W.
Class of 1970
K/AC on January 7th, 1982
Died while responding to a foundering vessel off the Hawaiian Islands, the HH052 crashed in deteriorating visibility into a cliff, killing all aboard. (Download pdf)
Turek, William B.
Class of 1972
Killed during Marine Safety Inspection on March 3, 1993
LCDR Turek was the lead marine inspector aboard M/V Cape Diamond. During a test of the engine room fire extinguishing system, a system malfunction caused a prolonged release of carbon dioxide into the space. LCDR Turek perished when he entered the engine room to warn others to escape. (Download pdf)
Brooks, Raymond T.
Class of 1975
K/AC on October 26th, 1981
Killed at Bates Field in Mobile, Alabama. While on a training mission, his helicopter lost a pitch control rod and immediately crashed thereafter. (Download pdf)
Sarna, Frank J. III
Class of 1979
K/AC on January 28th, 1980
In a narrow channel meeting between the Capricorn and the Blackthorn, the two vessels collided, capsizing, and sinking the Blackthorn. ENS Sarna dove in to the water to rescue a trapped crewman, and finally on one of the dives, failed to surface. (Download pdf)