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University of North Carolina
Naval ROTC Alumni Association

ENS William Yancey Tighe

United States Navy

Date of Birth:
22 January 1932, born in Asheville, NC

Next of Kin:
William R. and Caroline W. Tighe (parents)
Richard Rollins Tighe (brother)
Caroline Tighe (sister)

Commissioned:
May or June 1954

Circumstances of Death:
ENS Tighe was accidentally killed by gunfire aboard his ship in Cuban waters April 15, 1955 at the age of 23.

Awards:
Not known

History of Service:
Unavailable

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