USNA 8th 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.


1928 Millican LB.jpg
William Millican
Class of 1928

CDR, USN

Brooklyn, New York

October 17, 1944 (41 years old)

Navy Cross, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Escolar (SS 294), Submarine, USNA 8th Company





1929 Wyatt LB.jpg
Mathias Wyatt
Class of 1929

LTJG, USN

Easley, South Carolina

May 11, 1935 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 6B, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1930 Wygant LB.jpg
Henry Wygant, Jr.
Class of 1930

CDR, USN

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

January 3, 1944 (37 years old)

Operational loss, USS Turner (DD 648), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1930 Smith LB.jpg
Philip Smith, Jr.
Class of 1930

LCDR, USN

New Haven, Connecticut

November 13, 1942 (34 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Atlanta (CL 51), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1930 Armstrong LB.jpg
John Armstrong, Jr.
Class of 1930

LCDR, USN

Flemingsburg, Kentucky

August 9, 1942 (34 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Jarvis (DD 393), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1930 Burgess LB.jpg
John Burgess
Class of 1930

LTJG, USN

Minneapolis, Minnesota

February 2, 1935 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 3B, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company




1931 Lytle LB.jpg
Eugene Lytle, Jr.
Class of 1931

LCDR, USN

Kansas City, Missouri

February 26, 1943 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Scouting Squadron (VS) 10, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1931 Janz LB.jpg
Clifford Janz
Class of 1931

LT, USN

Lakewood, New Jersey

December 7, 1941 (31 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona (BB 39), Ship, USNA 8th Company



1932 Major LB.jpg
Albert Major, Jr.
Class of 1932

CAPT, USN

Clifton Forge, Virginia

May 17, 1955 (46 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1932 Spiers LB.jpg
John Spiers
Class of 1932

LCDR, USN

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 11, 1942 (31 years old)

Operational loss, Scouting Squadron (VS) 72, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1932 Fairbanks LB.jpg
John Fairbanks, Jr.
Class of 1932

LT, USN

Quincy, Massachusetts

March 1, 1942 (33 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Edsall (DD 219), Ship, USNA 8th Company



1933 Peters LB.jpg
Thomas Peters
Class of 1933

LT, USN

Minatare, Nebraska

January 25, 1942 (32 years old)

Operational loss, USS S-26 (SS 131), Submarine, USNA 8th Company



1933 Gallagher LB.jpg
Robert Gallagher
Class of 1933

LT, USN

West Pittston, Pennsylvania

October 24, 1944 (34 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, 16th Naval District, Arisan Maru, Pacific, Ship, USNA 8th Company



1934 Donaldson LB.jpg
Robert Donaldson
Class of 1934

LT, USN

St. Petersburg, Florida

February 8, 1943 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Scouting Squadron (VS) 9, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1934 McMahon LB.jpg
John McMahon
Class of 1934

LT, USN

Belfast, New York

July 30, 1942 (30 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Grunion (SS 216), Submarine, USNA 8th Company



1935 Clark LB.jpg
James Clark
Class of 1935

CDR, USN

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

June 14, 1944 (31 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Golet (SS 361), Submarine, USNA 8th Company




1935 Bright LB.jpg
Graham Bright
Class of 1935

LT, USN

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

December 10, 1941 (29 years old)

KIA, WWII, Guam, Pacific, Ship Namesake, Ground, USNA 8th Company



1936 Bayless LB.jpg
Walter Bayless
Class of 1936

LCDR, USN

Knoxville, Tennessee

May 4, 1943 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 12, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1936 Johnson LB.jpg
Webster Johnson
Class of 1936

LTJG, USN

Annapolis, Maryland

December 19, 1940 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 72, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1937 Mehlig LB.jpg
John Mehlig
Class of 1937

LCDR, USN

Miami Beach, Florida

February 21, 1945 (30 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Iwo Jima, Kamikaze, Pacific, USS Bismarck Sea (CVE 95), Ship, USNA 8th Company





1937 Ruge LB.jpg
Robert Ruge
Class of 1937

MAJ, USMC

Valparaiso, Indiana

October 24, 1944 (30 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, 4th Marines, Arisan Maru, Pacific, Ship, USNA 8th Company


1938 Hamilton LB.jpg
Donald Hamilton, Jr.
Class of 1938

LTJG, USN

Roswell, New Mexico

February 13, 1945 (28 years old)

KIA, POW, WWII, Pacific, USS Peary (DD 226), USNA 8th Company


1938 Dalton LB.jpg
John Dalton
Class of 1938

LCDR, USN

Overbrook, Pennsylvania

July 18, 1943 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Fighting Squadron (VF) 27, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1938 Sharer LB.jpg
Walter Sharer
Class of 1938

LCDR, USN

Carney's Point, New Jersey

December 2, 1943 (27 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Capelin (SS 289), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1938 Berry LB.jpg
Howard Berry, Jr.
Class of 1938

LT, USN

At Large

September 28, 1943 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Cisco (SS 290), Submarine, USNA 8th Company








1939 Helm LB.jpg
Richard Helm
Class of 1939

LCDR, USN

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

April 3, 1943 (25 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Pickerel (SS 177), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1939 Gardner LB.jpg
Andrew Gardner
Class of 1939

LT, USN

Somerset, Kentucky

October 12, 1942 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 3, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1940 Campbell LB.jpg
Richard Campbell
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Kansas City, Missouri

September 21, 1943 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Bombing Squadron (VB) 2, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1940 Beck LB.jpg
William Beck, Jr.
Class of 1940

LCDR, USN

Buffalo, New York

March 19, 1945 (29 years old)

KIA, WWII, Fighting Squadron (VF) 6, Pacific, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1940 Hall LB.jpg
Benjamin Hall
Class of 1940

CDR, USN

Macon, Georgia

November 5, 1944 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1940 Wilson LB.jpg
David Wilson
Class of 1940

LCDR, USN

Hampden Sydney, Virginia

March 26, 1944 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Tullibee (SS 284), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1940 McGrath LB.jpg
Thomas McGrath
Class of 1940

LCDR, USN

Tucson, Arizona

September 17, 1943 (25 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Pompano (SS 181), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1940 Bried LB.jpg
Donald Bried
Class of 1940

LT, USN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

February 24, 1943 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1940 Murray LB.jpg
Raymond Murray
Class of 1940

LTJG, USN

Whitestone, New York

August 9, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Savo Island, Pacific, USS Vincennes (CA 44), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1940 Mallory LB.jpg
Fred Mallory
Class of 1940

ENS, USN

Thomaston, Georgia

March 1, 1942 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Sunda Strait, Pacific, USS Houston (CA 30), Ship, USNA 8th Company



1941 Gunnels LB.jpg
Charles Gunnels, Jr.
Class of 1941

CDR, USN

Sandersville, Georgia

April 27, 1957 (38 years old)

Operational loss, USS Shangri-La (CVA 38), Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1941 Alward LB.jpg
Everett Alward
Class of 1941

MAJ, USMC

Morgan Hill, California

February 26, 1945 (27 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Japan, Marine Fighting Squadron (VMF) 123, Pacific, USNA 8th Company


1941 Louney LB.jpg
Walter Louney
Class of 1941

LT, USN

Brighton, Massachusetts

September 28, 1943 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Cisco (SS 290), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1941 Glenn LB.jpg
Richard Glenn
Class of 1941

LTJG, USN

Manhattan, Kansas

November 13, 1942 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1942 Yeager LB.jpg
William Yeager
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Alexandria, Louisiana

March 10, 1954 (34 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1942 Terry LB.jpg
Howard Terry
Class of 1942

LCDR, USN

Batesville, Arkansas

March 18, 1953 (32 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 4, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1942 Green LB.jpg
John Green
Class of 1942

LTJG, USN

Kansas City, Missouri

September 11, 1943 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Family, Mediterranean, Salerno, USS Rowan (DD 405), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1942 O'Sullivan LB.jpg
Cornelius O'Sullivan
Class of 1942

LTJG, USN

Napa, California

March 15, 1943 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Triton (SS 201), Submarine, USNA 8th Company



1942 Hunt LB.jpg
Joseph Hunt
Class of 1942

LT, USN

Los Angeles, California

February 2, 1945 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1943 Oxley LB.jpg
Irad Oxley
Class of 1943

LCDR, USN

Woodbine, New Jersey

October 16, 1951 (30 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Korea, Fighter Squadron (VF) 172, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company




1943 Slater LB.jpg
Charles Slater
Class of 1943

ENS, USN

Northampton, Massachusetts

November 13, 1942 (21 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Barton (DD 599), Ship, USNA 8th Company




1944 Amburgey LB.jpg
Lawrence Amburgey
Class of 1944

LTJG, USN

Athens, Tennessee

June 18, 1945 (24 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Bonefish (SS 223), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1944 Kroth LB.jpg
Richard Kroth
Class of 1944

LTJG, USN

Hamtramck, Michigan

October 25, 1944 (23 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Tang (SS 306), Submarine, USNA 8th Company


1944 Balestrieri LB.jpg
Salvatore Balestrieri
Class of 1944

ENS, USN

Buffalo, New York

June 1, 1944 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Herring (SS 233), Submarine, USNA 8th Company



1944 Longinotti LB.jpg
Malcolm Longinotti
Class of 1944

LT, USN

Durant, Mississippi

December 7, 1948 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1945 Hodsdon LB.jpg
Richard Hodsdon
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

South Thomaston, Maine

August 25, 1949 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 25, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1945 Sawyer LB.jpg
Alfred Sawyer
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Port Arthur, Texas

June 23, 1948 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1945 Dawley LB.jpg
James Dawley, Jr.
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Syracuse, New York

December 16, 1947 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing Passenger, USNA 8th Company


1945 Billings LB.jpg
Robert Billings
Class of 1945

ENS, USN

Aurora, Illinois

July 30, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Indianapolis (CA 35), Ship, USNA 8th Company


1945 Day LB.jpg
Arthur Day
Class of 1945

2LT, USMC

Jamestown, Rhode Island

June 14, 1945 (23 years old)

KIA, WWII, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, Okinawa, Pacific, Ground, USNA 8th Company


1945 Wyatt LB.jpg
Lloyd Wyatt, Jr.
Class of 1945

2LT, USMC

Peoria, Illinois

June 14, 1945 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, 1st Battalion, 29th Marines, Okinawa, Ground, USNA 8th Company


1945 Grove LB.jpg
Conrad Grove, Jr.
Class of 1945

2LT, USMC

Detroit, Michigan

March 17, 1945 (21 years old)

Operational loss, Ground, USNA 8th Company


1945 Horn LB.jpg
John Horn
Class of 1945

LCDR, USN

Dadeville, Alabama

November 4, 1955 (34 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 13, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1945 Flanagan LB.jpg
Jack Flanagan
Class of 1945

LTJG, USN

Florence, Alabama

May 26, 1948 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 1A, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1946 Mabee LB.jpg
Richard Mabee
Class of 1946

LT, USN

Des Moines, Iowa

November 30, 1951 (29 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 6, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1946 Spangle LB.jpg
William Spangle, II
Class of 1946

LTJG, USN

Wllliamsport, Pennsylvania

September 19, 1950 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Air Transport Squadron (VR) 5, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1948 McCord LB.jpg
Wayne McCord
Class of 1948

LCDR, USN

Wiggins, Colorado

March 18, 1963 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Naval Air Test Center, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1948 Connolly LB.jpg
Daniel Connolly
Class of 1948

LTJG, USN

Lawrence, Massachusetts

July 26, 1951 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 174, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company

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

1948 Connolly LB.jpg Daniel Connolly
Class of 1948
LTJG, USN
Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 174, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company

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

1948 Searle LB.jpg
Robert Searle
Class of 1948

ENS, USN

Santa Cruz, California

August 10, 1950 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1949 Lochner LB.jpg
George Lochner
Class of 1949

1LT, USAF

Bayside, New York

May 29, 1951 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1951 Cooper LB.jpg
John Cooper
Class of 1951

2LT, USAF

Robbinsdale, Minnesota

August 17, 1952 (23 years old)

Operational loss, 3530th Pilot Training Wing, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company




1953 Kloepping LB.jpg
Herbert Kloepping
Class of 1953

LTJG, USN

Long Island City, New York

July 21, 1957 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 934, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1953 Tyler LB.jpg
George Tyler
Class of 1953

COL, USAF

Royal Oak, Michigan

October 24, 1968 (38 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron, MIA, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1955 Maitland LB.jpg
Peter Maitland
Class of 1955

CAPT, USMC

Clinton, Massachusetts

October 17, 1960 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 324, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1957 Jensen LB.jpg
Redmond Jensen
Class of 1957

CAPT, USMC

Oak Park, Illinois

May 2, 1965 (31 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1957 Worrell, J LB.jpg
John Worrell, Jr.
Class of 1957

1LT, USAF

Danville, Illinois

May 22, 1961 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1957 Senior LB.jpg
Alfred Senior, Jr.
Class of 1957

LTJG, USN

Ocean City, New Jersey

August 5, 1959 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1961 Prichard LB.jpg
John Prichard
Class of 1961

CAPT, USMC

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

January 27, 1968 (29 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Ground, USNA 8th Company


1962 Carter LB.jpg
Thomas Carter
Class of 1962

CAPT, USMC

Palos Verdes Estates, California

November 10, 1968 (27 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 1st Battalion, 12th Marines, Ground, USNA 8th Company



1964 Collins LB.jpg
Michael Collins
Class of 1964

LT, USN

Concord, California

March 4, 1971 (28 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Vietnam, Riverine, SEAL, USNA 8th Company


1966 Tappan LB.jpg
Benjamin Tappan, III
Class of 1966

LCDR, USN

Gibson Island, Maryland

June 2, 1980 (36 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 147, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1968 Dry LB.jpg
Melvin Dry
Class of 1968

LT, USN

Connecticut

June 6, 1972 (26 years old)

Bronze Star, KIA, Vietnam, SEAL, USNA 8th Company


1968 Vial LB.jpg
Terry Vial
Class of 1968

ENS, USN

Berwick, Pennsylvania

May 7, 1969 (22 years old)

Operational loss, Training Squadron (VT) 5, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company





1972 Hayes LB.jpg
Michael Hayes
Class of 1972

LT, USN

Aberdeen, South Dakota

April 26, 1978 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 23, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1975 Young LB.jpg
Patrick Young
Class of 1975

ENS, USN

Independence, Missouri

March 1, 1977 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 101, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1977 Boyle LB.jpg
James Boyle
Class of 1977

LCDR, USN

Chicago, Illinois

December 17, 1992 (39 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 126, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company



1980 Moreau LB.jpg
Steven Moreau
Class of 1980

LT, USN

Coronado, California

August 7, 1987 (30 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 127, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company


1981 Station LB.jpg
Paul Station
Class of 1981

LT, USN

Port Washington, Wisconsin

May 24, 1988 (29 years old)

Operational loss, SEAL, SEAL Team 5, Diving, USNA 8th Company


1981 Wilson LB.jpg
Michael Wilson
Class of 1981

LT, USN

Medford Lakes, New Jersey

May 22, 1986 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 65, HOFH19, HOFH21, Fixed Wing, USNA 8th Company






2001 Bourgeois LB.jpg
Brian Bourgeois
Class of 2001

CDR, USN

Katy, Texas

December 7, 2021 (43 years old)

Bronze Star, Operational loss, SEAL, Fast rope, USNA 8th Company


Pages in category "USNA 8th Company"

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