USNA 6th 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 Burke LB.jpg
John Burke
Class of 1928

LCDR, USN

Bismarck, North Dakota

November 15, 1942 (37 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS South Dakota (BB 57), Ship, USNA 6th Company



1929 Britt LB.jpg
Jacob Britt
Class of 1929

LCDR, USN

Juneau, Alaska

March 3, 1942 (36 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Asheville (PG 21), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1929 Bryson LB.jpg
William Bryson
Class of 1929

Pana, Illinois

April 21, 1934 (28 years old)

USNA 6th Company


1930 Coe LB.jpg
James Coe
Class of 1930

CDR, USN

Richmond, Indiana

September 28, 1943 (34 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Cisco (SS 290), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1930 Nix LB.jpg
Joshua Nix
Class of 1930

LCDR, USN

Memphis, Tennessee

March 1, 1942 (33 years old)

Legion of Merit, KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Edsall (DD 219), Ship, USNA 6th Company




1930 Craig LB.jpg
John Craig
Class of 1930

LCDR, USN

Jacksonville, Florida

March 5, 1943 (36 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Family, Pacific, USS Grampus (SS 207), Ship Namesake, Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1931 Anderson LB.jpg
Charles Anderson
Class of 1931

LTJG, USNR

Millen, Georgia

January 28, 1942 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Boat, USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37), Ship, USNA 6th Company

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

1931 Anderson LB.jpg Charles Anderson
Class of 1931
LTJG, USNR
Operational loss, Boat, USS Tuscaloosa (CA 37), Ship, USNA 6th Company

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




1931 Miles LB.jpg
Lion Miles
Class of 1931

LT, USN

Williamsburg, Virginia

March 3, 1942 (31 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Asheville (PG 21), Ship, USNA 6th Company



1931 Ashworth, P LB.jpg
Philip Ashworth
Class of 1931

LTJG, USN

Wenham, Massachusetts

November 17, 1938 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company




1932 Weschler LB.jpg
Charles Weschler
Class of 1932

LT, USN

Erie, Pennsylvania

January 16, 1945 (35 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, 16th Naval District, Brazil Maru, Oryoku Maru, Pacific, Ship, USNA 6th Company


1932 Goodgame LB.jpg
Robert Goodgame, Jr.
Class of 1932

CDR, USNR

South Pittsburg, Tennessee

January 27, 1945 (35 years old)

Operational loss, USS Kadashan Bay (CVE 76), Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1932 Kemper LB.jpg
James Kemper
Class of 1932

LCDR, USN

El Monte, California

November 13, 1942 (33 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Monssen (DD 436), Ship, USNA 6th Company



1932 Vorpahl LB.jpg
Arthur Vorpahl
Class of 1932

LT, USN

Laramie, Wyoming

March 2, 1942 (34 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Pillsbury (DD 227), Ship, USNA 6th Company



1932 Mallory LB.jpg
Charles Mallory, Jr.
Class of 1932

LTJG, USN

Washington, D.C.

June 17, 1936 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1933 Pasche LB.jpg
William Pasche
Class of 1933

ACAD, USA

Chicago, Illinois

August 29, 1933 (22 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1933 Bourland LB.jpg
Joseph Bourland
Class of 1933

LCDR, USN

Clarendon, Texas

July 11, 1943 (32 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Runner (SS 275), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1934 Watkins LB.jpg
Terry Watkins, Sr.
Class of 1934

CDR, USN

Terrell Wells, Texas

May 9, 1948 (37 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1934 Brinker LB.jpg
Robert Brinker
Class of 1934

LCDR, USN

Park Ridge, Illinois

September 9, 1943 (32 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grayling (SS 209), Submarine, USNA 6th Company



1934 Stephens LB.jpg
Stuart Stephens
Class of 1934

LCDR, USN

Newport, Arkansas

July 16, 1943 (32 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1935 Ostergren LB.jpg
Norman Ostergren
Class of 1935

LTJG, USN

Great Falls, Montana

February 20, 1939 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1935 Shriver LB.jpg
Thomas Shriver
Class of 1935

LT, USN

Cincinnati, Ohio

October 15, 1942 (30 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Meredith (DD 434), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1935 Curtis LB.jpg
John Curtis
Class of 1935

LCDR, USN

Altoona, Pennsylvania

September 6, 1943 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 24, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1935 Ferguson LB.jpg
Jack Ferguson
Class of 1935

LTJG, USN

Palestine, Texas

November 6, 1941 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1935 Davis, J LB.jpg
Joel Davis, Jr.
Class of 1935

LTJG, USN

Babylon, New York

December 23, 1941 (27 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Bombing Squadron (VB) 2, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1936 Kolb LB.jpg
Otto Kolb, Jr.
Class of 1936

LT, USN

Savannah, Georgia

February 28, 1942 (27 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Battle of the Java Sea, HNLMS De Ruyter, Pacific, Ship, USNA 6th Company


1936 Meyers LB.jpg
Richard Meyers
Class of 1936

LT, USN

Columbia City, Indiana

March 1, 1942 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Edsall (DD 219), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1936 Gulliver LB.jpg
Louis Gulliver, Jr.
Class of 1936

LT, USN

Gloucester, Massachusetts

March 3, 1942 (29 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Asheville (PG 21), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1936 Moore, J LB.jpg
Jack Moore
Class of 1936

LT, USN

Hopkinsville, Kentucky

February 1, 1942 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Marshall Islands Raid, Pacific, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 5, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1936 Yoho LB.jpg
Jud Yoho, Jr.
Class of 1936

LCDR, USN

Youngstown, Ohio

July 11, 1943 (31 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Family, Pacific, USS Runner (SS 275), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1937 Rimmer LB.jpg
Hugh Rimmer
Class of 1937

LCDR, USN

San Francisco, California

November 7, 1944 (30 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Albacore (SS 218), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1937 Cheney LB.jpg
John Cheney
Class of 1937

LT, USN

Boston, Massachusetts

February 16, 1943 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Amberjack (SS 219), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1937 Miller LB.jpg
John Miller
Class of 1937

LCDR, USN

Brevard, North Carolina

September 28, 1943 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Cisco (SS 290), Submarine, USNA 6th Company



1938 Seibels LB.jpg
Robert Seibels, Jr.
Class of 1938

CDR, USN

Montgomery, Alabama

August 30, 1947 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1938 Hering LB.jpg
Walter Hering
Class of 1938

LCDR, USN

Fairbanks, Alaska

April 29, 1945 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Hazelwood (DD 531), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1938 Sampson LB.jpg
Richard Sampson
Class of 1938

LCDR, USN

Minocqua, Wisconsin

April 4, 1945 (30 years old)

KIA, WWII, Air Group (CAG) 40, Okinawa, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company




1938 Smith, J LB.jpg
John Smith
Class of 1938

LT, USN

Altoona, Pennsylvania

September 15, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Wasp (CV 7), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1938 Fischer LB.jpg
Howard Fischer
Class of 1938

LTJG, USN

New York City, New York

March 2, 1942 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Pillsbury (DD 227), Ship, USNA 6th Company



1939 Mann LB.jpg
Ralph Mann, Jr.
Class of 1939

1LT, USMC

Judsonia, Arkansas

September 5, 1942 (26 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Corregidor, Pacific, USNA 6th Company



1939 Baughman LB.jpg
Daniel Baughman, Jr.
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Madison, South Dakota

January 12, 1945 (28 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Swordfish (SS 193), Submarine, USNA 6th Company



1939 Craig LB.jpg
Earl Craig
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Trenton, New Jersey

October 12, 1944 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Formosa, Pacific, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 44, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1939 Doudiet LB.jpg
Norman Doudiet
Class of 1939

LT, USN

Brooklyn, New York

November 13, 1942 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1939 Frosch LB.jpg
Andrew Frosch
Class of 1939

LT, USN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

November 13, 1942 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Monssen (DD 436), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1940 Proseus LB.jpg
Reginald Proseus
Class of 1940

LCDR, USN

Sodus, New York

July 26, 1944 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Robalo (SS 273), Submarine, USNA 6th Company



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

LCDR, USN

Princeton, Kentucky

March 22, 1945 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) 149, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1940 Stimson LB.jpg
Robert Stimson
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Shelby, Ohio

April 17, 1944 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1940 John LB.jpg
Ralph John, Jr.
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Seattle, Washington

April 11, 1944 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1940 Spears LB.jpg
John Spears
Class of 1940

LTJG, USN

Chattanooga, Tennessee

August 9, 1942 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Savo Island, Pacific, USS Vincennes (CA 44), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1940 Thompson, I LB.jpg
Irvin Thompson
Class of 1940

ENS, USN

Ketchikan, Alaska

December 7, 1941 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, USS Oklahoma (BB 37), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1941 Settle LB.jpg
Robert Settle
Class of 1941

LT, USN

Norfolk, Virginia

September 20, 1944 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1941 Harrison LB.jpg
Richard Harrison
Class of 1941

MAJ, USMC

Oxford, New York

May 26, 1945 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 115, Pacific, Philippines, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company

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

1941 Harrison LB.jpg Richard Harrison
Class of 1941
MAJ, USMC
KIA, WWII, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 115, Pacific, Philippines, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company

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

1941 Brown, K LB.jpg
Kenneth Brown
Class of 1941

CAPT, USMC

Bradford, New Hampshire

November 23, 1943 (25 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, 1st Battalion, 10th Marines, Pacific, Tarawa, Ground, USNA 6th Company


1941 Eaton LB.jpg
Torrey Eaton
Class of 1941

LTJG, USN

Hollywood, California

October 26, 1942 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Smith (DD 378), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1941 Kirwin LB.jpg
John Kirwin
Class of 1941

LT, USN

Newport, Rhode Island

September 11, 1943 (25 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Mediterranean, Salerno, USS Savannah (CL 42), Ship Namesake, Ship, USNA 6th Company



1942 Pessolano LB.jpg
Michael Pessolano
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

July 30, 1945 (25 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Indianapolis (CA 35), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1942 Defrees LB.jpg
Joseph Defrees, Jr.
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Washington, D.C.

November 19, 1943 (23 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Sculpin (SS 191), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1942 Benton LB.jpg
John Benton
Class of 1942

LTJG, USN

Hamlet, North Carolina

March 5, 1943 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grampus (SS 207), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1942 Stephenson LB.jpg
James Stephenson, Jr.
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Wartrace, Tennessee

October 7, 1943 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Aleutians, Pacific, USS S-44 (SS 155), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1943 Clow LB.jpg
Philip Clow
Class of 1943

2LT, USA

Plainfield, Illinois

November 19, 1944 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, 16th Fighter Squadron, China, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1943 Bell LB.jpg
Bailis Bell
Class of 1943

ENS, USN

Parkersburg, West Virginia

September 5, 1942 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Guadalcanal Campaign, Pacific, USS Little (APD 4), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1943 Price LB.jpg
John Price
Class of 1943

LCDR, USN

Orlinda, Tennessee

August 7, 1953 (32 years old)

Bronze Star, Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 6th Company


1944 Ware LB.jpg
Thomas Ware, Jr.
Class of 1944

LT, USN

Spokane, Washington

November 8, 1953 (32 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 171, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1944 Lister LB.jpg
Joseph Lister
Class of 1944

LT, USN

Waterbury, Connecticut

July 20, 1946 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 81, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1945 Oates LB.jpg
Henry Oates
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

Alexandria, Louisiana

November 24, 1945 (22 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1945 Brightman LB.jpg
Robert Brightman
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

Clovis, New Mexico

December 18, 1944 (23 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Pacific, Typhoon Cobra, USS Spence (DD 512), Ship, USNA 6th Company



1948 Swenson LB.jpg
David Swenson, Jr.
Class of 1948

LTJG, USN

Taylor, Texas

September 13, 1950 (24 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Korea, USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD 729), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1948 Thornhill LB.jpg
David Thornhill
Class of 1948

LTJG, USN

San Francisco, California

May 26, 1954 (28 years old)

Operational loss, USS Bennington (CVA 20), Ship, USNA 6th Company


1948 Stephens LB.jpg
Don Stephens
Class of 1948

ENS, USN

Painesville, Ohio

July 22, 1950 (23 years old)

KIA, Korea, Attack Squadron (VA) 55, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1949 Hissom LB.jpg
Irven Hissom
Class of 1949

CAPT, USMC

Washington, Pennsylvania

January 25, 1956 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1951 Stuart LB.jpg
Jerome Stuart
Class of 1951

2LT, USMC

Edgewater, Maryland

April 24, 1952 (22 years old)

KIA, Korea, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Ground, USNA 6th Company


1951 Stubbs LB.jpg
James Stubbs, III
Class of 1951

ENS, USN

Colorado Springs, Colorado

June 25, 1952 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1953 Florance LB.jpg
John Florance, Jr.
Class of 1953

CDR, USN

Charleston, South Carolina

January 31, 1969 (38 years old)

Bronze Star, Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 102, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1953 Liethen LB.jpg
Frank Liethen, Jr.
Class of 1953

MAJ, USAF

Appleton, Wisconsin

October 12, 1966 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Thunderbirds, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company




1955 Constans LB.jpg
Robert Constans
Class of 1955

LT, USN

Los Angeles, California

October 21, 1960 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 114, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1957 Hartman LB.jpg
Richard Hartman
Class of 1957

CDR, USN

Olean, New York

July 18, 1967 (32 years old)

KIA, POW, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 164, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1957 Gareiss LB.jpg
Kurt Gareiss
Class of 1957

CAPT, USAF

Chicago, Illinois

February 24, 1965 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Vietnam, 1st Air Commando Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1957 Weaver LB.jpg
William Weaver
Class of 1957

LTJG, USN

Tampa, Florida

February 11, 1959 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1958 Hoel LB.jpg
Jack Hoel
Class of 1958

CDR, USN

Hamilton, Ohio

September 11, 1974 (38 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, HOFH19, USNA 6th Company


1958 Price LB.jpg
John Price
Class of 1958

LTJG, USN

Baltimore, Maryland

August 22, 1961 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 84, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company





1965 Boles LB.jpg
Warren Boles
Class of 1965

LTJG, USN

Marblehead, Massachusetts

January 18, 1968 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Vietnam, Fighter Squadron (VF) 114, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1966 Doherty LB.jpg
John Doherty
Class of 1966

2LT, USMC

Red Bank, New Jersey

July 2, 1967 (22 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, Ground, USNA 6th Company


1966 Sage LB.jpg
Leland Sage
Class of 1966

LT, USN

Waukegan, Illinois

June 23, 1969 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Attack Squadron (VA) 144, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1966 Odening LB.jpg
Michael Odening
Class of 1966

LTJG, USN

Silver Spring, Maryland

May 22, 1968 (23 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine, USNA 6th Company


1967 Baker LB.jpg
David Baker
Class of 1967

MAJ, USMC

South Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 13, 1980 (35 years old)

Operational loss, Naval Test Pilot School, Helicopter, USNA 6th Company


1970 Stanley LB.jpg
Jeffrey Stanley
Class of 1970

LT, USN

Lemoore, California

November 19, 1974 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 7, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1974 Franklin LB.jpg
John Franklin
Class of 1974

LT, USN

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

November 20, 1979 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 33, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company


1977 Ohler LB.jpg
Michael Ohler
Class of 1977

CAPT, USMC

Huntington, New York

October 16, 1983 (28 years old)

KIA, Lebanon, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, Ground, USNA 6th Company


1988 Cox LB.jpg
Martin Cox
Class of 1988

LTJG, USN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

March 21, 1991 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 50, VP-50 Collision, Fixed Wing, USNA 6th Company



1998 Pontell LB.jpg
Darin Pontell
Class of 1998

LT, USN

Columbia, Maryland

September 11, 2001 (26 years old)

KIA, 9/11, Family, Terrorism, USNA 6th Company




Pages in category "USNA 6th Company"

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