Beth Mather

Edmonds, Washington, US

United States Navy

Ensign, Operations Maintenance Department, NAS Sigonella

Catania, Italy, 01/17/1984

After graduating from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Beth Anne reported to Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island in October 1981 and received her commission as an Ensign in the United States Navy on February 12, 1982.

On arrival at the Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily in March 1982, she was assigned to the Operations Department, where she was both Administrative Officer and the Commander of the Fleet Air Detachment Liaison Officer (CFAD) billets. In August 1983, she was reassigned as the Transient Line Branch Officer of the Operations Maintenance Department, while retaining the CFAD billet. She was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal in December 1982. At the time of her death on January 17, 1984, she was the “Bull Ensign” at the Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily. Beth Anne is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Beth Anne’s mother, Quartermaster Liz Mather asks that if you should find yourself in Washington, D.C. that you take time to visit Arlington Cemetery. And when you do, that you take one red carnation to place on Beth Anne’s grave.

Beth’s portrait is also on Poster 7