Stephens, Don Richard, ENS

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 131X, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
Service Years
1948 - 1950

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Painsville, OH
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jul 22, 1950
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Korea, North
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 8 (Cenotaph)

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Korean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, Korean War Fallen
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
VA-55USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
  1950-1950, 131X, VA-55
  1950-1950, 131X, USS Valley Forge (CV-45)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1944-1948, United States Naval Academy3
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jul 22, 2016, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USNA Class of 1948, Ensign Stephens was the pilot of an AD-4 Skyraider dive bomber with Attack Squadron 55 aboard the carrier USS VALLEY FORGE (CV-45 ). On July 22, 1950, during an attack on enemy positions, his aircraft crashed and exploded near Kangnyong-ni, Korea. His remains were not recovered.
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