USNA 4th 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.


1928 Riggs LB.jpg
J. C. Riggs, Jr.
Class of 1928

LCDR, USN

Battle Creek, Michigan

May 6, 1942 (37 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 4th Company



1929 Rooney LB.jpg
Roderick Rooney
Class of 1929

CDR, USN

New York City, New York

November 16, 1943 (35 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Corvina (SS 226), Submarine, USNA 4th Company



1930 Grove LB.jpg
Alfred Grove
Class of 1930

LCDR, USN

St. Louis, Missouri

October 24, 1944 (36 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, POW, WWII, Arisan Maru, Asiatic Fleet Staff, Book, Pacific, Ship, USNA 4th Company


1930 Moret LB.jpg
Paul Moret
Class of 1930

LTCOL, USMC

Jackson, Michigan

June 8, 1943 (36 years old)

Legion of Merit, Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 4th Company



1930 Kelly LB.jpg
Edwin Kelly
Class of 1930

LTJG, USN

Texarkana, Texas

March 27, 1935 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Bombing Squadron (VB) 1B, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1930 Vorhees LB.jpg
Mack Vorhees
Class of 1930

LTJG, USN

Findlay, Ohio

June 22, 1933 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1931 Gray LB.jpg
Albert Gray
Class of 1931

LT, USN

Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

December 15, 1944 (34 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, Oryoku Maru, Pacific, Patrol Squadron (VP) 102, Ship, USNA 4th Company



1931 Kunkle LB.jpg
George Kunkle
Class of 1931

LT, USNR

Evansville, Indiana

November 12, 1942 (32 years old)

KIA, WWII, Caribbean Sea, USS Erie (PG 50), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1931 Brown LB.jpg
Robert Brown
Class of 1931

MAJ, USMC

Caruthersville, Missouri

September 14, 1942 (35 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, 1st Marine Raider Battalion, Guadalcanal, Map, Pacific, Ground, USNA 4th Company



1931 Crane LB.jpg
Leo Crane
Class of 1931

LT, USN

Nashville, Tennessee

March 30, 1938 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Family, Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1931 Wallace LB.jpg
Ford Wallace
Class of 1931

LTJG, USN

Youngstown, Ohio

August 23, 1937 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 6B, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1931 Kelsey LB.jpg
James Kelsey, Jr.
Class of 1931

ENS, USN

Stoughton, Massachusetts

August 14, 1934 (24 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1932 Gothie LB.jpg
Daniel Gothie
Class of 1932

LT, USN

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

October 24, 1944 (34 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, POW, WWII, 16th Naval District, Arisan Maru, Pacific, Ship, USNA 4th Company


1933 Purdy LB.jpg
Frederick Purdy
Class of 1933

LCDR, USN

Sarasota, Florida

July 5, 1943 (31 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Strong (DD 467), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1934 Blakely LB.jpg
Edward Blakely
Class of 1934

CDR, USN

Norristown, Pennsylvania

October 24, 1944 (32 years old)

Navy Cross, Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Shark (SS 314), Submarine, USNA 4th Company





1935 Sharp LB.jpg
Thomas Sharp
Class of 1935

LCDR, USN

Fort Benton, Montana

April 3, 1943 (30 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Pickerel (SS 177), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1935 Denby LB.jpg
Edwin Denby, Jr.
Class of 1935

LT, USN

Detroit, Michigan

February 11, 1942 (29 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Shark (SS 174), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1935 Fuller LB.jpg
George Fuller
Class of 1935

LT, USN

Winchester, Virginia

November 13, 1942 (30 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1936 Wagner LB.jpg
George Wagner, Jr.
Class of 1936

LCDR, USN

Water Valley, Mississippi

October 14, 1943 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Caribbean Sea, USS Dorado (SS 248), Submarine, USNA 4th Company



1936 Robinson LB.jpg
Frank Robinson
Class of 1936

LTJG, USN

Springfield, Massachusetts

March 17, 1941 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 5, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1936 Lyster LB.jpg
Theodore Lyster, Jr.
Class of 1936

LT, USN

Los Angeles, California

November 13, 1942 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1936 Zabriskie LB.jpg
David Zabriskie, Jr.
Class of 1936

LCDR, USN

Hollywood, California

June 1, 1944 (31 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Herring (SS 233), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1936 Corley LB.jpg
Marcus Corley, Jr.
Class of 1936

Civilian, Pan American Air Ferries

Zwolle, Louisiana

August 29, 1942 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Civilian, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1936 Corley LB.jpg Marcus Corley, Jr.
Class of 1936
Civilian, Pan American Air Ferries
Operational loss, Civilian, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1937 Williams LB.jpg
Richard Williams
Class of 1937

LT, USN

Gettysburg, South Dakota

December 15, 1944 (30 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, Oryoku Maru, Pacific, USS Oahu (PR 6), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1937 Roth LB.jpg
Eli Roth
Class of 1937

LT, USN

New York City, New York

January 30, 1943 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Rennell Island, Pacific, USS La Vallette (DD 448), Ship, USNA 4th Company




1937 DeLong LB.jpg
Edward DeLong
Class of 1937

LT, USN

Springfield, South Dakota

July 2, 1942 (26 years old)

Navy Cross, Silver Star, KIA, POW, WWII, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron (MTB) 3, Pacific, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1937 DeLong LB.jpg Edward DeLong
Class of 1937
LT, USN
Navy Cross, Silver Star, KIA, POW, WWII, Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron (MTB) 3, Pacific, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.



1938 Black LB.jpg
John Black
Class of 1938

LTJG, USN

Hopedale, Ohio

December 7, 1941 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, USS Utah (AG 16), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1939 Dunn LB.jpg
John Dunn
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

New Haven, Connecticut

December 13, 1946 (31 years old)

Legion of Merit, Operational loss, Ex-POW, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1939 Smith LB.jpg
George Smith
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Indianapolis, Indiana

October 3, 1945 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) 62, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1939 McCormick LB.jpg
Montrose McCormick
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

San Diego, California

April 19, 1945 (26 years old)

Silver Star, Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 4th Company


1939 Robinson LB.jpg
Richard Robinson
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Anderson, South Carolina

April 8, 1945 (29 years old)

KIA, WWII, Fighting Squadron (VF) 25, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1939 Simpson LB.jpg
Carter Simpson
Class of 1939

CAPT, USMC

Spartanburg, South Carolina

December 31, 1944 (29 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, POW, WWII, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Corregidor, Oryoku Maru, Pacific, Ship, USNA 4th Company


1939 Douglas LB.jpg
Walter Douglas, Jr.
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Somerville, Massachusetts

November 19, 1944 (28 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Bombing Squadron (VB) 81, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1939 Harmon LB.jpg
Joseph Harmon
Class of 1939

LT, USN

Battle Creek, Michigan

July 22, 1943 (26 years old)

Bronze Star, Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1939 Kornahrens LB.jpg
William Kornahrens
Class of 1939

LT, USN

Lewiston, Maine

July 30, 1942 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grunion (SS 216), Submarine, USNA 4th Company



1940 Scheu LB.jpg
Donald Scheu
Class of 1940

LCDR, USN

Buffalo, New York

January 5, 1944 (25 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Scorpion (SS 278), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1940 Nethken LB.jpg
Alva Nethken
Class of 1940

ENS, USN

Ruston, Louisiana

March 1, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Sunda Strait, Pacific, USS Houston (CA 30), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1940 Mason, C LB.jpg
Charles Mason, Jr.
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Pensacola, Florida

September 11, 1944 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company



1940 Greene LB.jpg
William Greene
Class of 1940

LTJG, USN

Whitestone, New York

August 9, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Jarvis (DD 393), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1941 Graham LB.jpg
Thomas Graham
Class of 1941

LT, USN

Farmville, Virginia

January 27, 1945 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1941 Spowers LB.jpg
Craig Spowers
Class of 1941

ENS, USN

East Orange, New Jersey

October 31, 1941 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of the Atlantic, USS Reuben James (DD 245), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1941 Clay LB.jpg
William Clay, Jr.
Class of 1941

MAJ, USMC

Stephenville, Texas

November 21, 1944 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 121, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1941 Johnson LB.jpg
Edwin Johnson
Class of 1941

LTJG, USN

Troutdale, Oregon

November 30, 1942 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Tassafaronga, Pacific, USS New Orleans (CA 32), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1942 Hofer LB.jpg
Richard Hofer
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Falls City, Nebraska

July 7, 1952 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1942 Bond LB.jpg
Richard Bond
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Halethorpe, Maryland

November 20, 1945 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 75, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1942 Keeney LB.jpg
Arthur Keeney, Jr.
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Manchester, Connecticut

May 4, 1945 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Lagarto (SS 371), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1942 Booker LB.jpg
John Booker
Class of 1942

LTJG, USN

Houston, Texas

September 9, 1943 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grayling (SS 209), Submarine, USNA 4th Company



1942 Krepps LB.jpg
Raymond Krepps, Jr.
Class of 1942

LTJG, USN

Lewistown, Pennsylvania

November 15, 1942 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS South Dakota (BB 57), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1942 Knaggs LB.jpg
Dale Knaggs
Class of 1942

LTJG, USN

Willis, Michigan

November 13, 1942 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Monssen (DD 436), Ship, USNA 4th Company



1942 Beale LB.jpg
William Beale, Jr.
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Towson, Maryland

September 19, 1947 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 2B, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1942 McKalson LB.jpg
Bruce McKalson
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Portland, Oregon

September 10, 1946 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company





1943 Daly LB.jpg
Robert Daly
Class of 1943

LT, USN

Manhattan, New York

January 12, 1945 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Swordfish (SS 193), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1943 Kirk LB.jpg
Byron Kirk
Class of 1943

CAPT, USMC

Andover, South Dakota

November 1, 1943 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, Bougainville, Pacific, Ground, USNA 4th Company


1943 Lewellyn LB.jpg
James Lewellyn
Class of 1943

ENS, USN

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

February 16, 1943 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Amberjack (SS 219), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1943 Putnam LB.jpg
Frederick Putnam
Class of 1943

LT, USN

Tulsa, Oklahoma

May 29, 1950 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company



1944 Osborne LB.jpg
Lindley Osborne
Class of 1944

LT, USN

Marianna, Arkansas

August 6, 1952 (31 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 25, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1944 Madsen LB.jpg
Robert Madsen
Class of 1944

ENS, USN

Minneapolis, Minnesota

July 4, 1944 (21 years old)

Operational loss, USS S-28 (SS 133), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1944 Hart LB.jpg
George Hart
Class of 1944

LTJG, USN

Connellsville, Pennsylvania

April 14, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Sigsbee (DD 502), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1945 Williams LB.jpg
Robert Williams
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

San Jose, California

May 18, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Longshaw (DD 559), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1945 Brown LB.jpg
Burton Brown
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania

February 26, 1945 (22 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, USS Porterfield (DD 682), Ship, USNA 4th Company


1946 Loper LB.jpg
Jack Loper
Class of 1946

LCDR, USN

Covington, Kentucky

January 6, 1958 (35 years old)

Operational loss, Heavy Attack Squadron (VAH) 2, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1946 Kennedy LB.jpg
Edward Kennedy
Class of 1946

LT, USN

Kankakee, Illinois

May 19, 1955 (32 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1947 Stevens LB.jpg
George Stevens
Class of 1947

LTJG, USN

Quincy, Massachusetts

September 20, 1951 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1947 Stevens LB.jpg George Stevens
Class of 1947
LTJG, USN
Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1949 Stegemerten LB.jpg
Leland Stegemerten
Class of 1949

LTJG, USN

East Mckeesport, Pennsylvania

January 28, 1953 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company




1951 Ekeren LB.jpg
Halvor Ekeren
Class of 1951

CAPT, USAF

Thief River Falls, Minnesota

April 8, 1959 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Air Force Flight Test Center, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1951 Mackeith LB.jpg
Peter Mackeith
Class of 1951

LTJG, USN

Newark, New Jersey

May 26, 1953 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1951 Meinhold LB.jpg
Robert Meinhold
Class of 1951

MAJ, USAF

Brockport, New York

December 21, 1964 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Helicopter, USNA 4th Company



1951 Stothard LB.jpg
Ralph Stothard
Class of 1951

LT, USN

San Diego, California

October 10, 1959 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 213, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1952 Gulley LB.jpg
Robert Gulley
Class of 1952

LTJG, USN

Little Rock, Arkansas

January 26, 1955 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company



1952 Riggs LB.jpg
Weldon Riggs
Class of 1952

LT, USN

El Dorado, Kansas

April 5, 1957 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 76, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1953 Hanback LB.jpg
Randolph Hanback
Class of 1953

LTJG, USN

Alexandria, Virginia

February 2, 1956 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 33, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1953 DiNola LB.jpg
Michael DiNola
Class of 1953

LCDR, USN

New York City, New York

April 10, 1963 (33 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine, USNA 4th Company


1953 Foley LB.jpg
John Foley
Class of 1953

LTJG, USN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 27, 1956 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1956 Wilkins LB.jpg
George Wilkins
Class of 1956

CDR, USN

Goldsboro, North Carolina

July 11, 1966 (34 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 153, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1957 Slaughter LB.jpg
Kent Slaughter
Class of 1957

1LT, USAF

New York City, New York

February 1, 1960 (24 years old)

Operational loss, 60th Bomb Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company



1958 Mason LB.jpg
John Mason
Class of 1958

2LT, USAF

Industry, New York

December 14, 1959 (23 years old)

Operational loss, 3550th Crew Combat Training Wing, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1960 Elledge 1.jpg
Don Elledge
Class of 1960

CAPT, USA

Mabank, Texas

August 18, 1966 (30 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Ground, USNA 4th Company, Non-graduate

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1960 Elledge 1.jpg Don Elledge
Class of 1960
CAPT, USA
Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, Ground, USNA 4th Company, Non-graduate

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1960 Tull LB.jpg
Martin Tull
Class of 1960

CAPT, USMC

Pryor, Oklahoma

May 19, 1967 (30 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines, Ground, USNA 4th Company


1960 Henry LB.jpg
James Henry, Jr.
Class of 1960

LTJG, USN

Brooklyn, New York

April 10, 1963 (24 years old)

Operational loss, USS Thresher (SSN 593), Submarine, USNA 4th Company



1964 Hausmann LB.jpg
Gerald Hausmann
Class of 1964

LCDR, USN

San Antonio, Texas

July 17, 1977 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 94, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1964 Kanning LB.jpg
David Kanning
Class of 1964

LCDR, USN

Fairmont, Minnesota

June 2, 1980 (41 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company



1965 Piatt LB.jpg
Richard Piatt
Class of 1965

1LT, USMC

Los Angeles, California

April 16, 1967 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, Ground, USNA 4th Company


1966 Bates LB.jpg
Leroy Bates
Class of 1966

LTJG, USN

Houston, Texas

September 24, 1968 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 122, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


1966 Brooks LB.jpg
Nicholas Brooks
Class of 1966

LCDR, USN

Newburgh, New York

January 2, 1970 (26 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 196, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company




1974 MacSwain LB.jpg
John MacSwain
Class of 1974

LT, USN

Merrill, Wisconsin

February 23, 1979 (26 years old)

Operational loss, USS Inchon (LPH 12), Ship, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.

1974 MacSwain LB.jpg John MacSwain
Class of 1974
LT, USN
Operational loss, USS Inchon (LPH 12), Ship, USNA 4th Company

He is not currently listed with his classmates in Memorial Hall.




1991 Pletcher LB.jpg
Marcus Pletcher
Class of 1991

LTJG, USN

Chelsea, Michigan

September 14, 1994 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 101, Fixed Wing, USNA 4th Company


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