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George Augustus Bacas
Major, United States Marine Corps
George Augustus Bacas was born on 9 April 1926.  He graduated from the United  States Naval Academy in the Class of 1948 and served in the Korean War where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 6 Gold Stars.

Major Bacas died on 11 January 1961 and was buried with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Jean Currier Bacas (16 April 1927-11 November 1994) is buried with him.

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I am one of two daughters of George and Jean Bacas.

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My Father was a Test Pilot at Patuxent Naval Air Station and he was killed while flying a A3J or A5J Vigilante there.

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Posted: 31 August 2003 - Updated: 20 November 2003 Updated: 20 November 2005

US Naval Academy SEAL

Distinguished Flying Cross

Air Medal 7 Awards

GA Bacas Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003