USNA 34th 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.


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Douglas Vaughan
Class of 1966

LTJG, USN

Prospect Heights, Illinois

May 20, 1969 (25 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, Naval Advisory Group, Vietnam, Ground, USNA 34th Company


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Randy Rickey
Class of 1973

LT, USN

Pinellas Park, Florida

October 16, 1977 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 5, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company




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Mark Lange
Class of 1979

LT, USN

Fraser, Michigan

December 4, 1983 (26 years old)

KIA, POW, Lebanon, Attack Squadron (VA) 85, Fixed Wing, USNA 34th Company


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Michael McGinty
Class of 1981

Civilian

Omaha, Nebraska

September 11, 2001 (42 years old)

9/11, Civilian, Terrorism, USNA 34th Company
★ Though we honor his service and sacrifice on this website, he is not eligible for inclusion in Memorial Hall.

1981 McGinty LB.jpg Michael McGinty
Class of 1981
Civilian
9/11, Civilian, Terrorism, USNA 34th Company
★ Though we honor his service and sacrifice on this website, he is not eligible for inclusion in Memorial Hall.