USNA 18th 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 Maxson LB.jpg
Willis Maxson, III
Class of 1943

LTJG, USN

Austin, Texas

October 8, 1943 (23 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Skate (SS 305), Submarine, USNA 18th Company


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Eugene Canty
Class of 1943

LTJG, USN

Somerville, Massachusetts

July 10, 1943 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Mediterranean, Sicily, USS Maddox (DD 622), Ship, USNA 18th Company


1943 Williams LB.jpg
William Williams
Class of 1943

ENS, USN

Potter Valley, California

February 7, 1943 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Growler (SS 215), Submarine, USNA 18th Company


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Francis Mulvanity
Class of 1943

ENS, USN

Nashua, New Hampshire

November 15, 1942 (20 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Walke (DD 416), Ship, USNA 18th Company


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William Allen
Class of 1943

CDR, USN

Ashland, Alabama

August 19, 1958 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 11, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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William Bulloch
Class of 1944

LT, USN

Dermott, Arkansas

November 21, 1951 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 1, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company



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Michael Kane
Class of 1945

LT, USN

Hartford, Connecticut

July 22, 1952 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 73, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Harold Hall
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Boston, Massachusetts

August 25, 1947 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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John Ruckel
Class of 1946

LT, USN

Arkansas City, Kansas

February 1, 1952 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Richard Layser
Class of 1947

CDR, USN

Myerstown, Pennsylvania

February 4, 1965 (42 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 35, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Gordon Farmer
Class of 1948

LT, USN

Montebello, California

March 6, 1954 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 23, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Richard Schneider
Class of 1948

CAPT, USMC

San Diego, California

August 25, 1952 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Hubert Loheed
Class of 1948

CAPT, USN

Middleborough, Massachusetts

February 1, 1966 (41 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 146, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Robert Conklin
Class of 1949

LTJG, USN

Wenatchee, Washington

August 12, 1951 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company





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Edward Guthrie, Jr.
Class of 1951

1LT, USAF

Asheville, North Carolina

November 14, 1952 (25 years old)

KIA, Korea, 95th Bomber Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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William Austin
Class of 1951

LT, USN

Charlottesville, Virginia

July 10, 1956 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 86, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Robert Fontenot
Class of 1953

LTJG, USN

Eunice, Louisiana

January 17, 1955 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Frederick Kirby
Class of 1954

ENS, USN

Youngstown, New York

October 27, 1955 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company




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Gregory Black
Class of 1955

LTJG, USN

Pasadena, California

October 30, 1958 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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George Tsantes, Jr.
Class of 1955

CAPT, USN

Merchantville, New Jersey

November 15, 1983 (53 years old)

KIA, Assassination, Greece, Terrorism, USNA 18th Company


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Charles Levis
Class of 1956

COL, USAF

Brookline, Massachusetts

April 2, 1972 (39 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 42nd Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


1956 Brainerd LB.jpg
Phillip Brainerd
Class of 1956

LTJG, USN

Norfolk, Virginia

March 17, 1959 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Family, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


1956 Hannah LB.jpg
Stewart Hannah
Class of 1956

ENS, USN

Denver, Colorado

September 11, 1957 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company



1956 Barker LB.jpg
James Barker
Class of 1956

1LT, USAF

Spokane, Washington

October 2, 1959 (27 years old)

Operational loss, 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Carl Rohsenberger, Jr.
Class of 1957

LTJG, USN

New Braunfels, Texas

February 9, 1960 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 172, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company




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William Shafer
Class of 1960

ENS, USN

Pensacola, Florida

April 25, 1961 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 7, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company



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Richard Whitney
Class of 1962

LTJG, USN

Long Beach, California

November 30, 1964 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 152, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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John Worcester
Class of 1963

LCDR, USN

Big Rapids, Michigan

October 19, 1965 (24 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 195, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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Virgil Cameron
Class of 1964

LCDR, USN

McAllen, Texas

July 29, 1966 (27 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 155, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


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John Lay
Class of 1967

LT, USN

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

April 17, 1971 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 46, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company


1968 Ludwig LB.jpg
John Ludwig, III
Class of 1968

Baltimore, Maryland

November 22, 1980 (34 years old)

USNA 18th Company


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David Thompson
Class of 1968

LT, USN

Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania

August 12, 1972 (26 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Fighter Squadron (VF) 24, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 18th Company






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David Nairn
Class of 1981

1LT, USMC

Ocoee, Florida

October 23, 1983 (23 years old)

KIA, Lebanon, Beruit Bombing, USNA 18th Company




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Brendan Looney
Class of 2004

LT, USN

Owings Mills, Maryland

September 21, 2010 (29 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Afghanistan, Global War on Terrorism, HOFH21, SEAL, Helicopter, USNA 18th Company


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Travis Manion
Class of 2004

1LT, USMC

Doylestown, Pennsylvania

April 29, 2007 (26 years old)

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


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