From a contemporary press report:
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – Retired U.S. Navy Captain Brent Streit, 69, died January 25, 2002, at his residence.
Captain Streit was designated a naval aviator after graduation from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1955. He was also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the U.S. Naval War College. During his 28-year career in the Navy, he served aboard the USS Intrepid, USS Hancock, USS Midway, USS Saratoga, and the USS Ranger. He had flown more than 3500 hours in the A1, A4, A6, A7 and F4 aircraft, while accumulating more than 750 carrier landings.
He flew 167 combat missions in Vietnam, and served as commanding officer of an attack squadron, and as an Air Wing commander. He also had tours of duty as a technical liaison officer with the Defense Atomic Support Agency, and as a program manager in the Naval Space Projects Office. His final Navy tour was as commander, Nuclear Weapons Training Group in Norfolk.
Subsequent to his Navy career, Captain Streit taught AP chemistry and physics at Princess Anne High School.
Captain Streit married his hometown sweetheart, Dorothy “Dolly” Barton. Besides his wife, he is survived by five children, Kimberly A. Carlton and her husband Russ, James B. “Bart” Streit and his wife Cathy, J. Douglas Streit and his wife Alix, Stephanie M. Cunningham and her husband P.J., and Gregory B. Streit; four granddaughters, Melissa Cunningham, Emily Streit, Katherine Streit and Sarah Streit; and six grandsons, John W. Streit, Charlie Carlton, Stephen J. Cunningham, James Carlton, Chris Carlton and Brent Streit. He was predeceased by a son, Steven Brent Streit, his brother Michael Streit, and his parents, John W. and Mary Brent Streit.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Thomas J. Quinlan. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors at 8:45 a.m. in the Fort Myer Chapel on Tuesday, February 19, 2002. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.
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