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In his memory:

Capt. Henry C. North Jr.
VFP-62 circa 1957-59

Captain North with wife Jimmie Claire (1991)

Updated: November 19, 2017

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    Memories and Tributes

    • Graduated from U.S. Naval Academy in 1955, where he placed first in "Leadership" and second in "Military."

    • Married Jimmie Claire Copeland October, 1957. They had three children.

    • "Hank," as he was known to his many friends, was a fighter pilot with VFP-62's USS Saratoga Detachment.

    • Sept. 22 - Nov. 28, 1962 deployed with Attack Squadron 125 ATKROV125 and aircraft carriers Kearsarge, Hancock, and Oriskany

    • Graduated from the Navy Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA., with a master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering

    • While in California, he was directly involved with the development of the Walleye and Condor missiles in the Naval Air Systems.

    • Hank was Commanding Officer of the Naval Rework Facility in Norfolk, VA and later Project Manager of the Trident Training Facility at the Trident Submarine Base in Kings Bay, GA.

    • He retired on 1 July 1986 with the rank of captain after 30 years of active duty.

    • During his service in the Navy, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Legion of Merit Medal.

Click For more information on VFP-62: Detachment 43-58 aboard the USS Saratoga CVA-60 1958

Lt.jg North Tutoring VFP-62 Detachment 43-58 Sailors

[Webmaster: To read the story behind the above pictures go to: A Helping Hand for a Brighter Future An Officer Who Cared and Made a Difference.]

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