Roll of Honor

Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) parade, 1965 Columbian

John Townsend Norton, Jr.

  • School: Columbia College
  • Class Year: 1968
  • War: Vietnam War
  • Date of Death: June 3, 1969

Ensign John Townsend Norton Jr., U.S. Navy, died when his ship, USS Frank E. Evans, collided with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne on June 3, 1969, and was cut in half. Seventy-four lives were lost.

John Townsend Norton, Jr.


To John Townsend Norton Jr & Your 73 Shipmates who perished with you at 0315 June 3rd 1969, may you rest in Peace. "They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old. Age shall not weary them or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun & In the morning. We Will remember Them. Lest We forget" The 74.
- Patrick Richardson

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