From a contemporary press report:
A memorial mass is scheduled Saturday, May 21, 1988, at St Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church in Sayville, New York, for Lieuenant( jg) John G. Calhoun, 24, a US Navy pilot who was killed on a training flight May 5, 1988 near the Whitbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington state.
Lieutenant Calhoun, a graduate of Sayville High School, died when the A-6E Intruder plane he was piloting crashed into a mountain on a low-level, night training mission from Whitbey Island to Boardman, Oregon, his parents, Edward and Ann Calhoun of Sterling, Virginia, said. The bombardier-navigator on the flight, Commander Richard J. Hobbie, 37, of Babylon, New York, also died in the crash.
Lieutenant Calhoun grew up on Long Island, where he attended Sayville public schools. At the high school, he was a member of the Key Club and the National Honor Society. He received a degree in business management from the State University at Binghamton in June, 1985. His parents moved from Long Island to Virginia last year. Other survivors include a sister, Jennifer of Sterling, and three brothers, Edward, Robert and Kevin, all of Queens.
A funeral mass will be held tomorrow in Sterling, followed by burial with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
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