USNA 16th 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.


1943 Baslee LB.jpg
Herbert Baslee, Jr.
Class of 1943

LCDR, USN

Mill Valley, California

March 17, 1952 (31 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Korea, Fighter Squadron (VF) 52, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


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Melvin Phillips
Class of 1943

LTJG, USN

Manchester, New Hampshire

February 26, 1944 (24 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grayback (SS 208), Submarine, USNA 16th Company



1945 Glynn LB.jpg
John Glynn
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Manhattan, New York

August 25, 1949 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 45, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1945 Hunt LB.jpg
Paul Hunt
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Berkeley, California

August 4, 1947 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1945 Sheehan LB.jpg
Joseph Sheehan
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Landenberg, Pennsylvania

January 18, 1948 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


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William Dougherty
Class of 1947

LTJG, USN

Alexandria, Minnesota

December 20, 1951 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 33, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company



1948 Fletcher LB.jpg
John Fletcher, II
Class of 1948

LT, USN

Warren, Rhode Island

September 29, 1953 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Family, Olympic Athlete, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


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James Hughes, Jr.
Class of 1949

LTJG, USN

Chateaugay, New York

August 9, 1951 (24 years old)

KIA, Korea, Fighter Squadron (VF) 821, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company



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Morris Reisinger
Class of 1951

2LT, USMC

Walla Walla, Washington

February 21, 1952 (23 years old)

KIA, Korea, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, Map, Ground, USNA 16th Company



1953 Freeman LB.jpg
Theodore Freeman
Class of 1953

CAPT, USAF

Lewes, Delaware

October 31, 1964 (34 years old)

Operational loss, NASA, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company



1954 McElroy LB.jpg
Guy McElroy
Class of 1954

LT, USN

Alameda, California

June 15, 1959 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 124, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1954 Banta LB.jpg
Thomas Banta
Class of 1954

LT, USN

Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

September 25, 1958 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 72, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company



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George Fetterer
Class of 1955

1LT, USAF

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

February 1, 1960 (27 years old)

Operational loss, 72nd Bomb Wing, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1955 Poland LB.jpg
Robert Poland
Class of 1955

ENS, USN

Texarkana, Arkansas

October 24, 1956 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company



1956 Fales LB.jpg
Philippe Fales
Class of 1956

MAJ, USAF

Monterey, California

November 16, 1969 (36 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1956 Leavey LB.jpg
Gerald Leavey, Jr.
Class of 1956

1LT, USAF

Arlington, Texas

January 14, 1959 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1957 Seaman LB.jpg
Roy Seaman
Class of 1957

LT, USN

Worland, Wyoming

October 28, 1964 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Naval Air Test Center, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1957 Emery LB.jpg
Terry Emery
Class of 1957

LT, USN

San Francisco, California

February 18, 1963 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 91, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1957 Gibson LB.jpg
Ronald Gibson
Class of 1957

LTJG, USN

Sutton, Massachusetts

January 26, 1961 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Transport Squadron (VR) 22, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1958 Larsen LB.jpg
Carl Larsen
Class of 1958

CAPT, USAF

Cassville, New York

January 23, 1964 (27 years old)

Operational loss, 12th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1958 White LB.jpg
Theodore White
Class of 1958

LT, USN

Washington, D.C.

January 30, 1963 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 8, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1960 Aldrich LB.jpg
William Aldrich
Class of 1960

LTJG, USN

Montebello, California

November 27, 1963 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 123, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company




1966 Boyle LB.jpg
Thomas Boyle, Jr.
Class of 1966

LTJG, USN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

March 8, 1968 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 122, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


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Bruce Fryar
Class of 1966

LT, USN

Ridgewood, New Jersey

January 2, 1970 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 196, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


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Andrew Sekan
Class of 1966

LTJG, USN

Scottsdale, Arizona

January 31, 1968 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 26, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company



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Edward Smith, Jr.
Class of 1967

LT, USN

Mountain Lakes, New Jersey

September 9, 1971 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 213, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company


1977 Garcia LB.jpg
Stephen Garcia
Class of 1977

LCDR, USN

Las Cruces, New Mexico

August 8, 1989 (34 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 128, Fixed Wing, USNA 16th Company