USNA 13th 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 there were 36 from the late 1940s through 1997 or 1998.

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.


1943 Dunklin LB.jpg
Roy Dunklin
Class of 1943

LT, USN

Henderson, Texas

January 6, 1945 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Lingayen Gulf, Pacific, USS California (BB 44), Ship, USNA 13th Company


1943 Songco LB.jpg
Ruben Songco
Class of 1943

1LT, USA

Guagua, Philippines

December 5, 1944 (23 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, Philippines, Ground, USNA 13th Company


1944 Turner LB.jpg
William Turner
Class of 1944

LTJG, USN

Golden, Colorado

October 24, 1944 (23 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Shark (SS 314), Submarine, USNA 13th Company


1944 Miller LB.jpg
Charles Miller
Class of 1944

ENS, USN

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

July 26, 1943 (21 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 13th Company



1945 Camp LB.jpg
Joseph Camp, Sr.
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Nokomis, Alabama

April 21, 1950 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 13th Company


1945 Shaw LB.jpg
John Shaw
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

West Orange, New Jersey

March 19, 1946 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 13th Company


1945 Bock LB.jpg
John Bock
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

Kingman, Kansas

January 9, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Colorado (BB 45), Fratricide, Ship, USNA 13th Company


1948 Helding LB.jpg
Robert Helding
Class of 1948

1LT, USMC

Janesville, Wisconsin

February 18, 1952 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1949 Manseau LB.jpg
Robert Manseau
Class of 1949

LTJG, USN

Lead, South Dakota

September 28, 1951 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 193, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1950 Daleo LB.jpg
Lorenzo Daleo
Class of 1950

1LT, USAF

Kansas City, Missouri

September 7, 1954 (26 years old)

Operational loss, 509th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1950 Hudson LB.jpg
James Hudson
Class of 1950

LTJG, USN

Hollywood, California

December 22, 1952 (24 years old)

Distinguished Flying Cross, KIA, Korea, Attack Squadron (VA) 923, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1950 Spradling LB.jpg
Wilbur Spradling, Jr.
Class of 1950

1LT, USAF

Weatherford, Oklahoma

July 22, 1952 (25 years old)

KIA, Korea, 35th Fighter-Bomber Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company



1952 Moushey LB.jpg
Michael Moushey
Class of 1952

LTJG, USN

Shaker Heights, Ohio

November 8, 1954 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1952 Hicks LB.jpg
Harold Hicks, Jr.
Class of 1952

CDR, USN

Long Beach, California

August 16, 1966 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 75, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company






1956 Berg LB.jpg
Robert Berg
Class of 1956

LCDR, USNR

Amarillo, Texas

September 9, 1970 (35 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 202, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company



1959 Phillips LB.jpg
Jack Phillips
Class of 1959

MAJ, USMC

Mission, Kansas

October 14, 1967 (32 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Vietnam, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Ground, USNA 13th Company


1959 Messerschmidt LB.jpg
Donald Messerschmidt
Class of 1959

MAJ, USMC

Fort Wayne, Indiana

July 29, 1969 (32 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1959 Parsons LB.jpg
Guy Parsons, Jr.
Class of 1959

LTJG, USN

White Plains, New York

April 10, 1963 (25 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine, USNA 13th Company



1962 Fultz LB.jpg
John Fultz, III
Class of 1962

LTJG, USN

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

October 27, 1964 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 32, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company




1965 Driver LB.jpg
David Driver
Class of 1965

LT, USN

Marcellus, New York

June 29, 1969 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 52, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company



1968 Vivilacqua LB.jpg
Theodore Vivilacqua
Class of 1968

2LT, USMC

Los Angeles, California

May 13, 1969 (22 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Vietnam, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, Ground, USNA 13th Company


1968 West LB.jpg
Thomas West
Class of 1968

LT, USN

Pensacola, Florida

February 14, 1974 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 8, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company



1979 Cousin LB.jpg
Dewayne Cousin
Class of 1979

ENS, USN

Lawton, Oklahoma

January 9, 1980 (22 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company



1981 Ziegler LB.jpg
Glenn Ziegler
Class of 1981

LT, USN

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

April 1, 1985 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 35, Fixed Wing, USNA 13th Company


1986 Donovan LB.jpg
William Donovan, Jr.
Class of 1986

CDR, USN

Nunda, New York

September 11, 2001 (37 years old)

KIA, 9/11, Terrorism, USNA 13th Company