On Tuesday, March 11, three USNA alumni of VAQ-129 were killed when their E/A-6B Prowler crashed in Washington while on a training mission. The three we lost:
LT j.g. Valerie (Cappelaere) Delaney '09, Ellicott City, MD
LT j.g. William McIlvaine '10, El Paso, TX
LCDR Alan Patterson '00, Tullahoma, TN
Craig Patterson '02 (27th Co.) is Alan's brother.
We will likely put something together as a class; we're also working with Run To Honor to make sure all three families have the support they need. Further updates will be posted here and at the USNA '02 Facebook page.