HOFH19

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall


The alumni below were represented by their families, friends, and shipmates at the 7th Annual Honor Our Fallen Heroes event at the Naval Academy on November 23, 2019.


1922 Hansen LB.jpg
Raymond Hansen
Class of 1922

CDR, USN

Madison, Wisconsin

August 9, 1942 (43 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Savo Island, HOFH19, HOFH21, Pacific, USS Vincennes (CA 44), Ship


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Earl Hackman, Jr.
Class of 1943

LT, USN

Landsdale, Pennsylvania

August 6, 1945 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, HOFH19, HOFH21, Pacific, USS Bullhead (SS 332), Submarine


1956 Lloyd LB.jpg
David Lloyd
Class of 1956

LCDR, USN

Joliet, Illinois

May 22, 1968 (33 years old)

Operational loss, HOFH19, HOFH21, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine


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Jack Hoel
Class of 1958

CDR, USN

Hamilton, Ohio

September 11, 1974 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, HOFH19


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Frank Kolbe, Jr.
Class of 1960

LTCOL, USMCR

Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania

July 19, 1981 (45 years old)

Operational loss, HOFH19, HOFH21, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 772, Helicopter



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Richard Laws
Class of 1962

LT, USN

West Sacramento, California

April 3, 1966 (26 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Fighter Squadron (VF) 24, HOFH19, HOFH21, Fixed Wing


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Frederick Trani
Class of 1963

LT, USN

Hyde Park, New York

September 26, 1968 (28 years old)

Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, HOFH19, SEAL, Ground


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John Lindahl
Class of 1965

LT, USN

Lindsborg, Kansas

January 6, 1973 (31 years old)

Operational loss, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 56, HOFH19, MIA, Fixed Wing


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Ronald Meyer
Class of 1965

2LT, USMC

Dubuque, Iowa

June 16, 1966 (23 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Vietnam, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, HOFH19, HOFH21, Ground


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Victor Buckley
Class of 1966

LT, USN

McLean, Virginia

December 16, 1969 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, HOFH19, HOFH21, Light Photographic Squadron (VFP) 63, Fixed Wing





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Michael Zurfluh
Class of 1971

LT, USN

Tacoma, Washington

June 2, 1975 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 1, HOFH19, Fixed Wing


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Douglas Deem
Class of 1976

LT, USN

New Kensington, Pennsylvania

November 17, 1981 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 24, HOFH19, Fixed Wing


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Mark Gontkovic
Class of 1976

LTJG, USN

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

December 6, 1979 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 35, HOFH19, HOFH21, Fixed Wing


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John Kennedy, III
Class of 1979

ENS, USN

Norwalk, California

January 16, 1981 (26 years old)

Operational loss, HOFH19, HOFH21, Training Squadron (VT) 26, Fixed Wing


1981 Wilson LB.jpg
Michael Wilson
Class of 1981

LT, USN

Medford Lakes, New Jersey

May 22, 1986 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 65, HOFH19, HOFH21, Fixed Wing









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Erik Kristensen
Class of 1995

LCDR, USN

Coronado, California

June 28, 2005 (33 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Afghanistan, Global War on Terrorism, HOFH19, HOFH21, SEAL, Helicopter


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Douglas Zembiec
Class of 1995

MAJ, USMC

Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 11, 2007 (34 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, CIA, Global War on Terrorism, HOFH19, HOFH21, Iraq, Ground



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Ronald Winchester
Class of 2001

1LT, USMCR

Rockville Center, New York

September 3, 2004 (25 years old)

KIA, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, Global War on Terrorism, HOFH19, HOFH21, Iraq, Ground