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In his memory

Cdr. Wyatte F. Foard Jr.

(Then) Lt. Foard was in VFP-62 during the Cuban Missile Crisis October/November 1962 received the Navy Unit Commendation presented to the entire squdron by President John F. Kennedy



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  • DACULA, Ga. - Memorial Services for Wyatte F. Foard Jr., 74, of Dacula, Ga., Pensacola, Fla., and formerly of Greenville, Miss., will be held 11 a.m. Monday at the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. He died March 27, 2007, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Burial will be at the Barrancas National Cemetery under the direction of Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth, Ga. Wyatte was raised in Greenville, and graduated from Greenville High in 1951 and was a member of the school's track team. Wyatte attended Mississippi State University and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He left college to serve his country in the United States Navy. He served in the Vietnam War as a flight squadron commander. After 28 years of distinguished service, he retired with the rank of commander. He settled down following this period to become a successful home builder in the Memphis, Tenn., area.

    Wyatte is preceded in death by his parents Wyatte and Willie Foard; and a son Wyatte F. Foard III. Wyatte is survived his daughter and husband, Leslie and David Deal of Sugar Hill, Ga.; daughter and husband, Deborah and Allyn Sell of Dacula, Ga.; one son, John Wyatte Foard of Memphis, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Cynthia Jones and Mrs. Pamela Jones, both of Memphis, Tenn.; one stepson, Mr. Robert Brown of Memphis, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Nikki and Amy Deal; Amanda and Lauren Sell; four step grandchildren, Natalie Jones, Jamie Lee McCabe, Lana Jones and Michael Jones; one sister and a niece, Jeanne and April Lucas of Pensacola, Fla.; and one nephew, Mark Lucas of Melbourne, Fla. The family will receive friends after the ceremony at the Mustin Beach Officers Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Wyatte Foard's name to the American Heart Association.

    Graduated for US Naval War College
    June 15, 1966

    June 4, 1969
    The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi Page 11 * * * USS FORRESTAL-Navy Lieutenant Commander Wyatte F. Foard Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Foard Sr. of 1050 Fairvlew Ave., Greenville, Miss., and Greenville, Miss., arrived in Vietnam, April 16. The husband of the former Miss Ellen Brantlinger of 4232 Magoun Ave., his wife, lives Chicago, IL., He has been assigned with the East America Division. is Reconnaissance Attack aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Forrestal at Norfolk, Va. The squadron flies the RA--5C Vigilante reconnaissance jet which combines a capability for day-night photography, passive electronic counter-measures and sophisticated radar. * * *

    August 26, 1970
    The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi Page 12 Cmdr. Foard ends tour ALBANY, Ga.-- Navy Cmdr. Wyatte F. Foard Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Foard Sr. of 1050 Fairview Ave., Greenville, returned to Albany, Ga., after nine months in the Western Pacific with Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation.

    January 19, 1971
    The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi Page 3 Wyatte F. Foard Jr. USS FORRESTAL-- Navy Commander Wyatte F. Foard, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Foard, Sr. of 1050 Fairview Ave., Greenville, Miss., is serving with Reconnaissance Attack Squadron Seven aboard his aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in the Mediterranean.

    Click to see: Alternate Obituary--Courtesy Dan Gwozdz



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