Grant Collier

Class of 1960, College of Arts and Science

USN, Aviator

Initial orders Pensacola Fl for basic flight training, then to Beeville TX for advanced flight training. Assigned to VA-146 “Blue Diamonds” at NAS Lemoorer CA. Flew McDonald Douglas A-4 Skyhawks [A4D-2N] as a special weapons and conventional weapons delivery pilot. Two Vietnam tours aboard the USS Constellation CV-64 as an attack pilot.

Subsequently a Flight Instructor at NAS Pensacola FL in VT-4 flying T2B buckeyes.

Following my Naval service I was a pilot for Pan American Airlines and later an insurance marketing executive. Now fully retired. Married, 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Midshipman 1/C Grant Collier leads Tulane NROTC Drill Team – 1960