D. A. Oordt

Korean War
RankEnsign U.S. Navy
Date of DeathOctober 18 1953
National Defense Service Medal
Ensign Oordt was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.
Ensign Oordt was a crew member of a P2V-5 Neptune patrol bomber with Patrol Squadron 18, based at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland. On October 18, 1953, the engine failed after takeoff and the plane ditched 50 miles southwest of Iceland, killing 9 crewmen.