The Consolidated Navy Electronic Warfare School training building, located in building 516 onboard Corry Station was named Pedersen Hall to LT Jack L. Pedersen, USN. LT Pedersen’s biography follows:
Jack Lee Pedersen first enlisted in the United States Navy as an airman recruit on September 19, 1956. He died in the crash of an EA-6B aircraft operating from the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) on January 13, 1975.
Lieutenant Pedersen attained the rate of aviation electronic technician first class, was selected for Navy Enlisted Scientific Education Program (NESEP) and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a BS degree in numerical analysis. He attended OCS, was commissioned in October 1966 and went to additional schools. He served in various billets while attached to VAW-13, VAQ-130, VAQ 129 and VAQ-137, including assistant electronic warfare officer, electronic warfare officer/instructor and electronic warfare training officer.
Among the geographical locations at which we served during his career were: Norman Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; Bainbridge, Maryland; Oceana, Virginia; Lakehurst, New Jersey; San Diego, California, Pensacola Florida, Newport, Rhode Island; Clynco, Georgia; and Whidbey Island, Washington.
His decorations included two good conduct awards, Nation Defense service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with four stars, air medal with three strike/flight awards, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960-) , Meritorious Unit Commendation, and Navy Unit Commendation.
Source: Memorial Plaque located in building 516, Corry Station
26 October 2020 at 11:26