Major Sturgeon J. ARMBRUST 20,32,794
- Born: 29 Jul 1920 32
- Died: 15 Dec 1965 at age 45 32
- Buried: 18 Dec 1965, Evergreen Memorial Park; Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA 32
Noted events in his life were:
• Military Service. 32 in World War II as a part of the Nebraska National Guard where he obtained the rank of Major.
• Residence, 1965, Gretna, Sarpy County, Nebraska, USA. 20
• Newspaper Article, 16 Dec 1965, Ada, Oklahoma. 2663 Tampa, Fla - A converted jet fighter faltered on takeoff Wednesday and careened through a residential section, spraying flames that destroyed two homes and charred two others.
Three children were burned slightly when the jet bounced within 30 feet of them, but no one on the ground was killed.
The pilot of the RF84 Thundersteak died in the wreckage, which was scattered over an open field a half-mile from the end of the runway at MacDill Air Force Base.
The pilot was an Air National Guard major from Nebraska, Sturgeon J Armbrust, 45, Gretna, Neb. His ejection seat was found beside the charred fuselage.
Published in The Ada Evening News, Ada, Oklahoma, Thursday, December 16, 1965
• Obituary, 18 Dec 1965, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA. 228 in the Omaha World Herald:
Armbrust-Major Sturgeon J., age 45 years, Gretna, Neb. Survived by wife, La Vada; daughter, Mrs. Ronald Patterson; son, Randy; mother, Mrs. Gurtha Armbrust, all Gretna, Neb.; sisters, Mrs. Sterling Parker, New Port [sic] Beach, Cal., Mrs Jack Noell, Syracuse, Neb. Services Saturday 1 pm at the Gretna Methodist Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. Memorials acceptable to the Gretna Methodist Church. Kahler Mortuary, Papillion, Neb.
• Cemetery, Dec 1965, Evergreen Cemetery; Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska.
Sturgeon married Living