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.


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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, USNA 1st Company



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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, USNA 6th Company




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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, USNA 11th Company


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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, USNA 19th Company









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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, USNA 28th Company


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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, USNA 36th Company



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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, USNA 8th Company












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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, USNA 25th Company