Navy Ens. John Rein White, 24, a resident of Alexandria, an Eagle Scout, a graduate of Edison High School and the University of Virginia, and a member of the National Honor Society, was killed Sept. 9 when the Navy plane he was piloting crashed at Corpus Christi, Texas.
A Navy spokesman said Ens. White was assigned to a training squadron and was flying a T-28 trainer when the accident occurred. The spokesman said the accident remained under investigation.
Ens. White, who was born in Washington, graduated from Edison in 1977. He was a member of the wrestling team, the school band, the drama club and the student government. At the University of Virginia, he studied aerospace engineering and was in the Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps. He graduated in 1981 and was commissioned at the same time.
He was assigned to the avaiation officer placement desk at the Naval Military Personnel Command in Washington until last January, when he entered the flight training program at Pensacola, Fla. He later was transferred to Corpus Christi.
He was a member of Bush Hill United Presbyterian Church in Alexandria.
Survivors include his parents, Robert M. and Cleta White, of Alexandria; a brother, Robert M. Jr., of Baltimore, and two sisters, Andrea Jeffries and Christine White, both of Alexandria.