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CAPTAIN JAMES ALEXANDER MAGEE  
U.S. Navy (Ret.) (Age 82)  

Died on May 9, 2018, after a brief illness. He was born August 9, 1935 in Atlanta, GA. He received his BA from Oglethorpe University in 1957, then enrolled in the Navy's Aviation Officer Candidate Program. Capt. Magee was a helicopter pilot and instructor for much of his Naval career. A career highlight was his role in the helicopter pickup of the Apollo astronauts after their splashdowns. In 1970, he graduated Naval Command and Staff College and was assigned to the Pentagon. In 1974 he became Executive Officer of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 6, then its Commanding Officer. After HC-6, he was Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Guam, then returned to the Pentagon. He retired in 1984, then became Program Manager at Bell-Boeing for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. He was a railroad enthusiast, a widely-traveled amateur photographer, and an active member of the Navy Helicopter Association. He is survived by his son, Prof. Glenn Alexander Magee. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.

Published in The Washington Post on May 18, 2018