In Memory


John Emmett


Name: John Pryor Emmett
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 6 Jul 1944
Death Date: 12 Jul 1974
Branch 1: NAVY
Enlistment Date 1: 8 Jun 1966
Release Date 1: 12 Jul 1974

From the 1966 US Naval Academy Yearbook:

JOHN PRYOR EMMETT JR. Birmingham, Michigan John, like so many others, came to the Academy di- rectly from high school. Inexperienced as he was, he soon adjusted to the military way and the rigors of plebe year. John soon found his first love at Navy to be sailing. The experience he gained plebe year enabled him to qualify for his yawl command later on. Obtaining this command pre- sented him the excellent opportunity to learn, and exer- cise the leadership qualities so necessary for an officer. John ' s reasoning ability and intelligence made the aca- demic problem a minor one: he was consistently on the Superintendent ' s List. Regardless of his future role in service life, John ' s warm personality will make him a success wherever he goes.

July 12, 1974:
Capt. John Pryor Emmett Jr. was killed when his A-4F BuNo 155032 crashed 12 miles east of Hawthorne, NV. The A-4F based at NAS Lemoore was temporarily assigned the NAS Fallon for training.
Bakersfield, CA The Bakersfield Californian, Tuesday, July 16, 1974"

This is a picture of the actual airplane involved in John's crash:


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01/24/12 08:26 AM #1    

James Slater Emmett

John was married to Peggy Ballantine in a military ceremony at Annapolis on June 8, 1966. 

After graduation, Lt. (jg) Emmett transferred to the U.S. Marine Corps and was sent to the

University of Michigan to study nuclear engineering.  Later he became a Marine pilot and

failed to return from a training mission in Nevada.

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