Omar Ray Ford

Lieutenant Commander
United States Navy
03 April 1934 - 26 October 1966
Cambridge, Nebraska
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Naval Aviator

Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Omar Ray Ford

4 Mar 2005

In memory of my Dad, a man I never knew.
I love you still.

Tracy L. Otte
E-Mail will be forwarded by the

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Burial at sea
The body of Lieutenant Commander Omar R. Ford, USN,
one of 44 officers and men who lost their lives in the 26 October fire,
is committed to the deep from Oriskany's flight deck
during memorial services at sea in the Western Pacific,
06 November, en route to San Diego, California.

On 26 October 1966 USS ORISKANY endured a major shipboard fire which killed 44 officers and crewmen and injured many more. The ship steamed to Subic Bay in the Philippines for temporary repairs before continuing on to the United States for permanent repairs. Eight months later she was again conducting operations off North Vietnam.

Details and a list of the dead are on The Virtual Wall's

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his daughter,
Tracy L. Otte
E-Mail may be forwarded via the
4 Mar 2005

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
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