2nd Lt James A. Ducote USMC, age 23, Tulane NROTC Class of 1959, died in an aircraft crash during the afternoon of 5/22/1961. Ducote was a student pilot flying from US Naval Air Station Chase Field, Beeville Tx. During this time period Chase Field was used to relieve flying congestion from NAS Pensacola. Ducote’s aircraft crashed. He was found in his aircraft dead of multiple extreme injuries. He is buried in New Orleans.

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