Class Of 1964 USAF Academy

David's History

Gone But Not Forgotten

WilliamsDBSm.jpg On 23 April 1976, Captain David B. Williams, United States Marine Corps and United States Air Force Academy Class of 1964, was declared Killed In Action after having been listed as Missing In Action since 3 May 1972. Captain Williams was the bombardier-navigator on an A6A aircraft which failed to return to the USS Coral Sea from a strike mission into North Vietnam. He was survived by his wife. Marjorie, of 227 Stratford Road, Havelock, NC 28532.

As an Air Force Cadet, Captain Williams was a member of the Ski Club and was the Cadet-in-Charge of the Musical Group. He was a member of the 3rd Cadet Squadron.

Upon graduation from navigation training at James Connally AFB, TX, Captain Williams was assigned to the 325th Bomb Squadron at Fairchild AFB, WA. In 1966 he resigned from the Air Force and entered the Marine Corps. He was then assigned to the VMA 533 at Cherry Point MCAS, NC and Chu Lai Marine Air Base, South Vietnam. Captain Williams received a Masters degree in Industrial Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1969 and was then reassigned to the staff at Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Washington, DC. In 1971 he was deployed from Cherry Point, NC to Southeast Asia on the USS Coral Sea.

(Gone But Not Forgotten, Checkpoints, Summer 1976)

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