To Whom It May Concern:
Lieutenant Commander H.G. “Bud” Sickel, V, United States Navy, is buried at Arlington. He was killed 13 July 1956 flying an FJ-3 out of Patuxent River, Maryland.
He was a graduate of the US Naval Academy, served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict and was Assistant Director of Test Pilot Training at the time of his death.
He was a test pilot and is listed as one of the early naval aviators to fly jets. How do I go about getting his name put on your list?
Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter, J.A. Sickel.
Horatio Gates Sickel, V also known as “Bud” was the son of Captain Horatio Gates Sickel IV and Frances Ball Sickel.
He followed in his fathers footsteps and was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1940, graduating June 9, 1943. He served in both World War II and in Korea as a Naval Aviator.
He became a test pilot and was killed in a plane crash while flying a new jet fighter to the North American Plant in Ohio. The crash occurred near Billings, West Virginia.
He was buried in Arlington Cemetery July 19, 1956 with full military honors.
SICKEL, HORATIO GATES
LT CDR USN
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/20/1921
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/13/1956
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 481-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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