USNA 11th Company

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall


The company is the most important unit in the Brigade of Midshipmen. Companies eat, sleep, study, drill, and compete together. Comprised of roughly 30-35 midshipmen from each of all four classes, they are led by 1/c Midshipmen. There are currently 30 companies in the Brigade, though this number has ranged from 8 in the late 1920s to 36 from the late 1940s to the late 1990s.

Some classes are in the same company for all four years; there is also "shotgunning" (all midshipmen in a class, usually following plebe year, are moved randomly to a different company) and "rifling" (again usually following plebe year, an entire group would move from one company to another). Even though many alumni were a part of more than one company during their four years at the Naval Academy, the list below is reflective of the company from which they graduated.


1937 Newell LB.jpg
Fred Newell, Jr.
Class of 1937

LTJG, USNR

Brattleboro, Vermont

January 22, 1945 (29 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, POW, WWII, Maryann, Oryoku Maru, Pacific, Ship, USNA 11th Company


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John King
Class of 1937

LT, USN

Greensboro, North Carolina

August 15, 1942 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Scouting Squadron (VS) 72, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


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Herold Harveson
Class of 1937

LTJG, USN

Lake Charles, Louisiana

December 7, 1941 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, USS Utah (AG 16), Ship Namesake, Ship, USNA 11th Company


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Alexander Groves, II
Class of 1937

LTJG, USN

Webster City, Iowa

August 2, 1940 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1937 Bromeyer LB.jpg
James Bromeyer
Class of 1937

MAJ, USMC

St. Louis, Missouri

September 7, 1944 (28 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, Pacific, Shin'yō Maru, Ship, USNA 11th Company


1938 Sim LB.jpg
Vincent Sim
Class of 1938

LCDR, USN

Chicago, Illinois

May 6, 1946 (31 years old)

Operational loss, Naval Air Test Center, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company





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John Woodruff
Class of 1938

LTJG, USN

Berkeley, California

March 1, 1942 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Sunda Strait, Pacific, USS Houston (CA 30), Ship, USNA 11th Company




1939 LeClare LB.jpg
James Leclare
Class of 1939

LT, USNR

Rochester, New York

May 29, 1944 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Drydock, USNA 11th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1939 LeClare LB.jpg James Leclare
Class of 1939
LT, USNR
Operational loss, Drydock, USNA 11th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.


1939 Allen LB.jpg
Nelson Allen
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Duluth, Minnesota

November 19, 1943 (27 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Sculpin (SS 191), Submarine, USNA 11th Company


1939 Border LB.jpg
Karl Border
Class of 1939

LT, USN

Long Beach, California

October 11, 1942 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



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James Preston
Class of 1940

LCDR, USN

Lewisburg, West Virginia

April 16, 1945 (27 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Bryant (DD 665), Ship, USNA 11th Company


1940 Strong LB.jpg
Warren Strong, Jr.
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Plymouth, Massachusetts

December 18, 1943 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1940 Arnold LB.jpg
Daniel Arnold
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Kansas City, Missouri

September 9, 1943 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grayling (SS 209), Submarine, USNA 11th Company


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Frank Lomax
Class of 1940

ENS, USN

Broken Bow, Nebraska

December 7, 1941 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona (BB 39), Ship, USNA 11th Company


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James McPherson
Class of 1941

LCDR, USN

Vallejo, California

August 13, 1945 (26 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Fighting Squadron (VF) 16, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



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Robert Wolter, Jr.
Class of 1941

LT, USN

Appleton, Wisconsin

January 9, 1945 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Colorado (BB 45), Fratricide, Ship, USNA 11th Company


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Jack Brown
Class of 1941

LT, USN

Tahlequah, Oklahoma

October 29, 1943 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company




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William Mendenhall
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Cleveland Heights, Ohio

May 4, 1945 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Lagarto (SS 371), Submarine, USNA 11th Company


1942 Sadler LB.jpg
Walter Sadler
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Ann Arbor, Michigan

June 14, 1944 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Golet (SS 361), Submarine, USNA 11th Company



1942 Land LB.jpg
Fort Land
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Atlanta, Georgia

November 22, 1945 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 80, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



1943 Brett LB.jpg
Morgan Brett, Jr.
Class of 1943

Palo Alto, California

July 27, 1946 (25 years old)

USNA 11th Company



1943 Cecil LB.jpg
William Cecil
Class of 1943

LT, USN

Kansas City, Missouri

January 5, 1949 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 191, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1943 Coker LB.jpg
William Coker
Class of 1943

CDR, USN

Athens, Texas

October 2, 1958 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 1, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1943 Coker LB.jpg William Coker
Class of 1943
CDR, USN
Operational loss, Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 1, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1943 Fossum LB.jpg
Robert Fossum
Class of 1943

LCDR, USN

Christine, North Dakota

September 1, 1954 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 11, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



1945 Gossett LB.jpg
Calvin Gossett
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Sioux City, Iowa

February 16, 1948 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



1947 McLeod LB.jpg
Murdoch McLeod
Class of 1947

CDR, USN

Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 29, 1965 (40 years old)

Operational loss, Naval Air Test Center, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1948 Wick LB.jpg
John Wick
Class of 1948

LTJG, USN

Washington, D.C.

March 22, 1953 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 34, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1948 Harris LB.jpg
Harley Harris, Jr.
Class of 1948

LTJG, USN

Maywood, California

June 28, 1951 (26 years old)

KIA, Korea, Attack Squadron (VA) 55, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1948 Goodwin LB.jpg
Hugh Goodwin, Jr.
Class of 1948

ENS, USN

San Francisco, California

August 4, 1949 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1951 Gleason LB.jpg
George Gleason
Class of 1951

LTJG, USN

Sag Harbor, New York

March 31, 1954 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 31, Flight Deck, USNA 11th Company


1951 Kelley LB.jpg
James Kelley
Class of 1951

LTJG, USN

Mansfield, Ohio

November 13, 1953 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 21, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1951 Richardson LB.jpg
Richard Richardson
Class of 1951

CDR, USN

Mt. Rainier, Maryland

January 20, 1966 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 124, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


1952 Billion LB.jpg
Olivier Billion
Class of 1952

LTJG, USN

New Orleans, Louisiana

June 1, 1955 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 144, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



1953 Armstrong LB.jpg
Philip Armstrong, Jr.
Class of 1953

LCDR, USN

Detroit, Michigan

June 8, 1967 (37 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, USS Liberty (AGTR 5), Ship, USNA 11th Company




1955 Serex LB.jpg
Henry Serex
Class of 1955

LTCOL, USAF

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 2, 1972 (40 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company




1957 Davis LB.jpg
Philip Davis
Class of 1957

LCDR, USN

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

October 23, 1967 (32 years old)

Operational loss, USS Ticonderoga (CVA 14), Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company





1961 Wiley LB.jpg
John Wiley
Class of 1961

LT, USN

Altoona, Pennsylvania

April 10, 1963 (23 years old)

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


1962 Laws LB.jpg
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



1965 Broms LB.jpg
Edward Broms, Jr.
Class of 1965

LCDR, USN

Meadville, Pennsylvania

August 1, 1968 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 66, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



1966 Wunsch LB.jpg
Michael Wunsch
Class of 1966

CAPT, USMC

Feasterville, Pennsylvania

July 28, 1969 (25 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Vietnam, 3rd Tank Battalion, Ground, USNA 11th Company




1968 Hirsch LB.jpg
Gary Hirsch
Class of 1968

LTJG, USN

Newark, New Jersey

November 5, 1969 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 25, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company



1969 Rogers LB.jpg
William Rogers
Class of 1969

CAPT, USMC

Hughesville, Pennsylvania

September 27, 1973 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company





1988 Daisley LB.jpg
William Daisley, Jr.
Class of 1988

LT, USN

Coudersport, Pennsylvania

March 15, 1993 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 101, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


2001 Miller LB.jpg
Bret Miller
Class of 2001

LT, USN

East Troy, Wisconsin

October 28, 2009 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 27, Fixed Wing, USNA 11th Company


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