Archive for Wednesday, June 22, 1994


June 22, 1994


— Services for Navy Capt. Alan Walker Crandall, 64, Morehead City, N.C., were June 3 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Crandall died May 27, 1994, in an automobile accident near Sylva, N.C.

He was a professor of naval science and commander of the Naval Reserve Officer's Training Program at Kansas University from 1981 to 1984, when he retired and moved to North Carolina after 32 years of military service.

His military career began after graduating from Northwestern University in 1952 as a Naval Aviation Cadet. He was commissioned ensign and designated as a Naval aviator in 1954.

His assignments included two tours with Patrol Squadron 19, where he served as executive officer and commanding officer, command of the USS Shreveport from May 1975 to September 1976 and command of the USS Guadalcanal from March 1977 to September 1978.

Mr. Crandall attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., and received a master's degree in international affairs from George Washington University.

He also received a master's degree in business administration from KU.

During his military career, he was awarded: The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two stars; The Vietnam Service Medal, two bronze stars; National Defense Service Medal, a bronze star; Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal; and Legion of Merit Medal.

He married Phebe Fullaway. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Mark Crandall, San Antonio, Tex., and John Crandall, Asheville, N.C.; three daughters, Catherine Bowman, Alexandria, Va., Susan Frey, Roanoke, Va.; and Cynthia Wingert, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 123, Washington, D.C., 20004-2608; or to the donor's favorite charity.

Moody's Funeral Home in Sylva, N.C., handled arrangements.

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