LTJG Douglas M. Webster of the U.S. Navy Attack Squadron 56 was killed in his A-4 Skyhawk aircraft during a training exercise on December 5, 1965 while on a tour of duty on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga aircraft carrier.
Doug Webster was a native of Warren, Ohio where he was in the Boy Scouts and the Warren YMCA, serving as a river guide on Y-sponsored whitewater canoe trips. He was vice president of his class at Warren G. Harding High School as well as one of the finest gymnasts in school history, excelling in the iron ring exercise.
Doug graduated from Harding in 1960 and enrolled at Ohio State University where he was named the co-captain of the Ohio State University gymnastics team. He received his degree in 1964 and married his college girlfriend soon thereafter.
Doug received his pilot training in California and shipped out from there on his first assignment, where his death occurred three months later near Ruyku Island off the coast of Yokosuka, Japan.
Doug Webster cared deeply about his country. He was a young man of strong beliefs, character and firm ethics who valued physical fitness and hard work.
This endowed memorial fund has been established in Doug’s memory by family, friends and fellow members of the naval air corps. It will be used to help young people of Warren, Ohio develop their personal ethics and physical abilities through participation in YMCA and High School athletic activities.
How to contribute:
Tax laws passed by Congress make charitable giving attractive for many people. Your contributions to the Douglas M. Webster Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation gives you an income tax deduction in the year you make the contribution.
Kindly make your checks payable to the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, indicate the Douglas M. Webster Memorial Fund in the memo line, and mail to:
Douglas M. Webster Memorial Fund
Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley
11 Federal Plaza Central
Youngstown, OH 44503
The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is a 501(c)(3) public charitable foundation. See www.cfmv.org or call 330-743-5555.