|Date of Death:
||10 July 1969
||Class of 1967
|Last Duty Station:
||Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 24, deployed on board USS Kennedy
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|Circumstances of Death:
Died July 10, 1969 when his aircraft, a C-1 COD, crashed into the
Mediterranean Sea shortly after a catapult launch from USS Kennedy
(CVA-67)*. At the time of his death he was attached to Fleet Tactical
Support Squadron 24.
* Note: Kennedy was originally designated as CVA 67, attack
aircraft carrier. In the early 1970'ys, the classification was changed
to CV 67, indicating the ship was capable of supporting anti-submarine
warfare aircraft, making it an all purpose, multi-purpose, multi-mission
Our thanks to Jim Sturges, a classmate of Carl's, for providing this
information to the Alumni Association.
Here are a couple of other photos submitted by friends and family of
Carl Preston. The first one is from Carl's commissioning; in the one on
the right, Carl is the second from left:
If you have additional information or material (anecdotes, photos, etc.)
about this alumnus, please contact our secretary.