USNA 33rd 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.

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John Harrington
Class of 1967


South Orange, New Jersey

September 28, 1968 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 22, Fixed Wing, USNA 33rd Company

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Gregg Owens
Class of 1967


Cressona, Pennsylvania

November 8, 1983 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 24, Fixed Wing, USNA 33rd Company

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Jeffrey Ohl
Class of 1982


Huntington, West Virginia

September 23, 1983 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 3, Fixed Wing, USNA 33rd Company

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Paul Ambrogi
Class of 1988


Richmond, Virginia

July 23, 1993 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 75, Fixed Wing, USNA 33rd Company

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Jonas Panik
Class of 1997


Mingoville, Pennsylvania

September 11, 2001 (26 years old)

KIA, 9/11, Terrorism, HOFH22, USNA 33rd Company