Garver, Richard Eugene, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
6302-LDO Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1952, 6302, USS Princeton (CV-37)
Service Years
1945 - 1952

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rosemead, CA
Last Address
Rosemead, CA

Casualty Date
Jun 08, 1952
Non Hostile- Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Korean War
Location of Interment
Hampton National Cemetery - Hampton, Virginia
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Lieutenant Garver was the pilot of a AD-4NL Skyraider night fighter with Composite Squadron 35 aboard the aircraft carrier USS PRINCETON (CVA-37). On June 8, 1952, while returning from combat reconnaissance, the aircraft crashed into the sea, killing him and his radarman. His remains were not recovered.


Service number: 471255

Distinguished Flying Cross
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Lieutenant Richard Eugene Garver (NSN: 0-471255), United States Navy, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving in Composite Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VC-35), attached to U.S.S. PRINCETON (CV-37), in Korea on 8 June 1950.
General Orders: All Hands (March 1953)
Action Date: June 8, 1950
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant
Company: Composite Squadron 35 (VC-35)
Division: U.S.S. Princeton (CV-37)
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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VC-35 Night HecklersUSS Princeton (CV-37)
  1950-1952, 6302, VC-35 Night Hecklers
  1950-1952, 6302, USS Princeton (CV-37)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Hungnam Evacuation
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 03, 1947, Married Nancy Hume Dana
  Sep 16, 1948, Promoted to Lieutenant
  Jun 08, 1952, Korean War Casualties
  Jun 08, 1952, Korean War Casualty Listing
  Oct 07, 2017, War and service memorials
  Oct 07, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryKorean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Korean War Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2017, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]
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