Edward Garrison Binning
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
Retired Admiral to be Buried in Arlington Cemetery
WASHNGTON, May 28, 1961 – Rear Admiral Edward Garrison Binning, USNR, retired, victim of an air crash in Australia, will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery tomorrow. A service will be conducted in the Fort Myer Chapel. The chapel adjoins the National Cemetery.
Admiral Binning, who was 46 years old, was a sales representative for Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas. He was killed May 11, with four Australians, while demonstrating a new model Beechcraft. The wreckage was found five miles from Longreach.
He joined Beech in June 1960. A former aviator, he retired from the Naval Reserve in 1959. He was a graduate of Colgate University and he was named to the Naval Air Cadet Program in 1938. During World War II he commanded a bombing squadron.
Survivors include his widow, and his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith S. Binning of New York
Posted: 13 December 2007