David J. Starkey, #54, 1946 – 1970
Seventeen days after he had enlisted, David J. Starkey died of meningitis in 1970 at Marine Corps boot camp. His next stop after boot camp would of been Vietnam. David was a member of the Vancouver Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. The Vancouver Squadron was then in the Oregon Wing. Among his many Civil Air Patrol awards, David was awarded the Frank E. Borman Falcon Award and was Spaatz award recipient #54 having earned it on October 25, 1967.
Rick Busig, #125, writes:
David went into the Marine Corps a few years after he received his Spaatz and he died in boot camp of meningitis. We were in the same squadron – the Vancouver Composite Squadron, then in the Oregon Wing.