As previously reported, the Navy called off the search for the missing fourth crewmember of Bluetail 601, LT Steve Zilberman, USN of Columbus, Ohio declaring him lost at sea and presumed dead. A memorial service in honor of LT Steve Zilberman, will be held this Thursday, 8 April 2010 at 10:00am at the Naval Station Norfolk base chapel (757-444-7361 for more info). The uniform will be Service Dress Blue or military equivalent and childcare will be available. Please plan to be seated by 0945 to accommodate the family and senior attendees. Please re-post as desired to ensure widest dissemination.
Additionally, if you would like to make a donation in LT Zilberman’s memory and in support of his family, please consider a donation to the VAW-VRC Memorial Fund. The mission of the VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide for the Navy family in the education of its children, and in particular, those of active duty or reserve service members, in the VAW and VRC communities who are lost as a result of a combat aircraft loss or as a result of a military aviation-related mishap, or U.S. Navy enlisted personnel who are lost as a result of a combat aircraft loss or as a result of a military aviation-related mishap while assigned to a VAW or VRC squadron.