USNA 36th 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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Alan Cooper
Class of 1949

Riverton, New Jersey

January 3, 1952 (26 years old)

USNA 36th Company

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Anthony Butler
Class of 1950

1st Lieutenant, US Air Force

Greenwich, Connecticut

May 26, 1952 (26 years old)

Operational loss, 84th Bombardment Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company

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Lynn Travis
Class of 1965

Lieutenant, US Navy

Newport, Arkansas

February 6, 1968 (26 years old)

KIA, MIA, Vietnam, Patrol Squadron (VP) 26, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company

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Gaylord Parrett, Jr.
Class of 1965

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Falls Church, Virginia

January 9, 1980 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 7, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company

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Douglas Deem
Class of 1976

Lieutenant, US Navy

New Kensington, Pennsylvania

November 17, 1981 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 24, Fixed Wing, HOFH19, USNA 36th Company

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Stephen Scott
Class of 1977

1st Lieutenant, US Marine Corps

Daly City, California

February 13, 1980 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 25, Fixed Wing, USNA 36th Company

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Steven Pontell
Class of 1988

Ensign, US Navy

Columbia, Maryland

October 29, 1989 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 19, Fixed Wing, Family, USNA 36th Company