Banta, Thomas Alfred, LT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1958, USS Randolph (CVA-15)
Service Years
1954 - 1958

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Eugene Claude Ipox, Jr., TM1 to remember Banta, Thomas Alfred, LT.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Drexel Hill, PA
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Sep 25, 1958
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section: ME Grave: 59 (Cenotaph)

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In the Line of Duty
  2018, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
Lt. Thomas A. Banta was killed when the bridle detached from one hook and dragged A4D-2 BuNo 142702 sideways down track and upside down into sea. His body was not recovered. 
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  US Naval Academy Bio
Jun 4, 1954

Last Updated:
Jan 2, 2018


Although Tom was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and has moved about quite a bit, he considers Philadelphia his home town. He spent one year in the Navy before coming to the Naval Academy. Since coming to the Academy, Tom has made many friends and has proved to everyone that he has what it takes to be a leader of men. He was good natured but also knew when to be serious. Tom took a keen interest in sports and always made good use of his recreation periods. He liked handball and football particularly. His football playing contributed much to the battalion team. Judging from his life at the Naval Academy, Tom will be a success at anything he undertakes.


He was a member of the 16th Company staff for the fall set.

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