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CDR Norman E. "Norm" Schrader, Jr
Birth: Dec. 6, 1937
Death: Aug. 24, 2009
COMMANDER NORMAN E. SCHRADER
Commander Norman E. Schrader Jr., USN (Ret.), "Norm", 71, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on August 24, 2009 in Atlanta, GA., while visiting his children.
Norm, son of the late Norman, Sr. and Doris Schrader of Rochester, NY, was born on Dec. 6, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Hempstead High School in NY where he lettered in several sports, and where he recently celebrated his 50th class reunion. Norm enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956. He received his commission and designation as a Naval Aviator in 1958. He had an extremely successful 21 year career. Highlights include serving two tours in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot with the SEAWOLVES where he was highly decorated including two Air Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals and numerous campaign and service awards. In 1974 Norm assumed command of Helicopter Training Squadron 18 at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Fl. Following retirement from the Navy, he was base manager and flew for Air Logistics in Venice, LA for 17 years. Norm loved the Navy, and in retirement he enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the National Museum of Naval Aviation and with the Blue Angels. He also served in the Volunteers in Public Service with the Gulf Breeze Police Department.
Headstone Inscription: "Have a great U.S. Navy day!"
Barrancas National Cemetery