From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

The alumni below were specifically remembered by family, shipmates, and friends at the Honor Our Fallen Heroes event at the Naval Academy on November 11, 2023.

Following the event the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association created this video:

The Naval Academy public affairs office posted photographs of the memorial service; the Annapolis Capital Gazette also published photographs.

The Naval Academy Athletic Association also shared a video of the moment of silence at that afternoon's football game.

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Earl Hackman, Jr.
Class of 1943

Lieutenant, US Navy

Landsdale, Pennsylvania

August 6, 1945 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Bullhead (SS 332), Submarine, HOFH19, HOFH21, HOFH22, HOFH23, USNA 1st Company

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David Lloyd
Class of 1956

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Joliet, Illinois

May 22, 1968 (33 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine, HOFH19, HOFH21, HOFH22, HOFH23, USNA 18th Company

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Jack Hoel
Class of 1958

Commander, US Navy

Hamilton, Ohio

September 11, 1974 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, HOFH19, HOFH22, HOFH23, USNA 6th Company

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Daniel Stephens
Class of 1959

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Bethesda, Maryland

May 22, 1968 (33 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine, HOFH23, USNA 9th Company

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John Wiley
Class of 1961

Lieutenant, US Navy

Altoona, Pennsylvania

April 10, 1963 (23 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine, HOFH21, HOFH23, USNA 11th Company

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Richard Laws
Class of 1962

Lieutenant, US Navy

West Sacramento, California

April 3, 1966 (26 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Fighter Squadron (VF) 24, Fixed Wing, HOFH19, HOFH21, HOFH23, USNA 11th Company

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Frederick Trani
Class of 1963

Lieutenant, US Navy

Hyde Park, New York

September 26, 1968 (28 years old)

Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, SEAL, Ground, HOFH19, HOFH22, HOFH23, USNA 19th Company

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Clarence Miles
Class of 1965

Lieutenant, US Navy

San Francisco, California

September 18, 1968 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 195, Fixed Wing, HOFH21, HOFH23, USNA 22nd Company

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Douglas Vaughan
Class of 1966

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Prospect Heights, Illinois

May 20, 1969 (25 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam, Ground, HOFH23, USNA 34th Company

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John Doherty
Class of 1966

2nd Lieutenant, US Marine Corps

Red Bank, New Jersey

July 2, 1967 (22 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, Ground, HOFH23, USNA 6th Company

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Mark Gontkovic
Class of 1976

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Johnstown, Pennsylvania

December 6, 1979 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 35, Fixed Wing, HOFH19, HOFH21, HOFH22, HOFH23, USNA 28th Company

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Gerald DeConto
Class of 1979

Captain, US Navy

Sandwich, Massachusetts

September 11, 2001 (44 years old)

KIA, 9/11, Terrorism, HOFH23, USNA 7th Company

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Frank Wittwer
Class of 1994

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Deridder, Louisiana

January 18, 2006 (35 years old)

Operational loss, Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97, Fixed Wing, HOFH23, USNA 33rd Company

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Erik Kristensen
Class of 1995

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Coronado, California

June 28, 2005 (33 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Afghanistan, Global War on Terrorism, SEAL, Helicopter, HOFH19, HOFH21, HOFH22, HOFH23, USNA 2nd Company

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Travis Manion
Class of 2004

1st Lieutenant, US Marine Corps

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

April 29, 2007 (26 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, Global War on Terrorism, Iraq, Ground, HOFH23, USNA 18th Company

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Joshua Watson
Class of 2019

Ensign, US Navy

Enterprise, Alabama

December 6, 2019 (23 years old)

KIA, Navy and Marine Corps Medal, Terrorism, HOFH23, USNA 10th Company