Jack MacMullen, 34, a Navy lieutenant commander, and John Bryan Gore, 30, a Navy lieutenant, both assigned to the Navy's Fleet Logistics Support Squadron at Andrews Air Force Base, were killed Nov. 15 when their twin-engine plane crashed near Dothan, Ala.
According to a Navy spokesman, Cmdr. MacMullen and Lt. Gore, both pilots on the flight, were among three men who died when their turboprop plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Napier Field in Dothan. The third victim of the crash was flight engineer Robert Scott Gray, 33, of Andrews Air Force Base. The cause of the crash is under investigation, the spokesman said.
Cmdr. MacMullen, who lived in Seabrook, Md., was born in West Chester, Pa. He graduated from Shippensburg State College. He joined the Navy in 1972 and was assigned to the Patuxent Naval Air Station. He went to work for Eastern Airlines in 1977. He returned to the Navy in 1981 and had been assigned to Andrews Air Force Base since then.
Lt. Gore, a resident of Centreville, Va., was born in Valley Forge, Pa. He grew up in the Washington area, and graduated from McLean High School and the University of North Carolina. He joined the Navy in 1977 and had been on assignments in Virginia and California before he was assigned to Andrews in 1984. He received the Navy's "Hawkeye of the Year" award in 1982. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Chantilly.
Lt. Gore's survivors include his wife, Laurita, and a son, Matthew, both of Centreville; his parents, retired Navy Capt. and Mrs. John M. Gore of Oakton; three sisters, Nancy Eakin of Alexandria, Jane Ramos of Ellicott City, Md., and Suzanne Gore of Falls Church.
Cmdr. MacMullen's survivors include his wife, Bonnie Ellen MacMullen, and a son, Jonathan B., both of Seabrook; his parents, John G. and Grace E. MacMullen of Hatfield, Pa., and a sister, Linda Lindquist of West Chester.