USNA 9th 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.


1937 Snodgrass LB.jpg
Ray Snodgrass
Class of 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

New Martinsville, West Virginia

March 1, 1942 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Edsall (DD 219), Ship, USNA 9th Company



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Richard Hughes
Class of 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Parkersburg, West Virginia

December 8, 1941 (28 years old)

Operational loss, WWII, Battle of the Atlantic, Patrol Squadron (VP) 71, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1937 Henderson LB.jpg
Frank Henderson, Jr.
Class of 1937

Lieutenant, US Navy

Lexington, Kentucky

May 18, 1942 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 24, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


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Daniel Deckelman
Class of 1937

Lieutenant, US Navy

Cincinnati, Ohio

March 26, 1942 (28 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of the Atlantic, USS Atik (AK 101), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1938 Benthin LB.jpg
Paul Benthin
Class of 1938

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Watertown, South Dakota

February 23, 1944 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Composite Squadron (VC) 78, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company



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Edmundo Gandia
Class of 1938

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

San Juan, Puerto Rico

March 2, 1942 (27 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Pillsbury (DD 227), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1938 Owens LB.jpg
James Owens
Class of 1938

Captain, US Marine Corps

Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 18, 1942 (25 years old)

Operational loss, US Marine Corps, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


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Edward Ackerman
Class of 1939

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Cincinnati, Ohio

March 20, 1945 (29 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Kete (SS 369), Submarine, USNA 9th Company


1939 Price LB.jpg
Edward Price
Class of 1939

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Charleston, West Virginia

May 8, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of the Coral Sea, Pacific, USS Lexington (CV 2), Ship Namesake, Ship, USNA 9th Company


1939 Dell LB.jpg
Russell Dell
Class of 1939

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Chicago, Illinois

March 1, 1942 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Indian Ocean, USS Edsall (DD 219), Ship, USNA 9th Company



1940 Schirmer LB.jpg
Alan Schirmer
Class of 1940

Lieutenant, US Navy

Aberdeen, South Dakota

June 19, 1943 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company



1940 Haker LB.jpg
Burton Haker
Class of 1940

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Cleveland, Ohio

August 19, 1948 (31 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 72, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


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Walter Shaffer
Class of 1940

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Reading, Pennsylvania

November 16, 1944 (28 years old)

Legion of Merit, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Scamp (SS 277), Submarine, USNA 9th Company


1940 Keough LB.jpg
John Keough
Class of 1940

Lieutenant, US Navy

Austin, Texas

April 19, 1944 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighting Squadron (VF) 28, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1940 Rees LB.jpg
Carlton Rees
Class of 1940

Lieutenant, US Navy

Muncie, Indiana

January 3, 1944 (27 years old)

Operational loss, USS Turner (DD 648), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1940 Brown LB.jpg
Jack Brown
Class of 1940

Lieutenant, US Navy

Eupora, Mississippi

September 21, 1943 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Bombing Squadron (VB) 2, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


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

Lieutenant, US Navy

Biloxi, Mississippi

November 13, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Barton (DD 599), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1940 Blodgett LB.jpg
John Blodgett
Class of 1940

Lieutenant, US Navy

Tulsa, Oklahoma

November 13, 1942 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1940 Roddy LB.jpg
Thomas Roddy
Class of 1940

Lieutenant, US Navy

Roxbury, Massachusetts

November 13, 1942 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 9th Company


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Robert Allsopp
Class of 1940

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

East Orange, New Jersey

May 8, 1942 (26 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of the Coral Sea, Pacific, USS Neosho (AO 23), Ship, USNA 9th Company


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Joseph Hittorff, Jr.
Class of 1940

Ensign, US Navy

Collingswood, New Jersey

December 7, 1941 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, USS Oklahoma (BB 37), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1941 Walker LB.jpg
Theodore Walker
Class of 1941

Lieutenant, US Navy

Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

November 7, 1944 (23 years old)

Silver Star, Bronze Star, KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Albacore (SS 218), Submarine, USNA 9th Company


1942 Stirling LB.jpg
Elton Stirling
Class of 1942

Lieutenant, US Navy

Pasadena, California

October 25, 1944 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Battle off Samar, Pacific, USS Johnston (DD 557), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1942 Gernhardt LB.jpg
Alan Gernhardt
Class of 1942

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Des Plaines, Illinois

October 26, 1942 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Smith (DD 378), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1942 Cummings LB.jpg
George Cummings
Class of 1942

Ensign, US Navy

Van Nuys, California

August 9, 1942 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Jarvis (DD 393), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1942 Kloter LB.jpg
John Kloter
Class of 1942

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Howard Beach, New York

November 13, 1942 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Pacific, USS Juneau (CL 52), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1943 Spencer LB.jpg
James Spencer
Class of 1943

Lieutenant, US Navy

Camden, South Carolina

July 30, 1945 (25 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Indianapolis (CA 35), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1944 Vaughan LB.jpg
Benjamin Vaughan
Class of 1944

Lieutenant, US Navy

Sewanee, Tennessee

April 21, 1947 (25 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


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Raymond Strassle
Class of 1944

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Bloomingdale, New Jersey

August 6, 1945 (24 years old)

KIA, WWII, Pacific, USS Bullhead (SS 332), Submarine, USNA 9th Company


1944 Day LB.jpg
Edward Day
Class of 1944

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Sellersville, Pennsylvania

February 15, 1945 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company




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Foster Simonsen
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

Davenport, Iowa

May 29, 1945 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Kamikaze, Okinawa, Pacific, USS Shubrick (DD 639), Ship, USNA 9th Company


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Eugene Captain
Class of 1945

Ensign, US Navy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 20, 1944 (22 years old)

KIA, WWII, Leyte Gulf, USS Honolulu (CL 48), Ship, USNA 9th Company


1945 Turner LB.jpg
Milton Turner
Class of 1945

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Seattle, Washington

May 31, 1950 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 194, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1946 Robinson LB.jpg
Jackson Robinson
Class of 1946

Lieutenant, US Navy

Fort Worth, Texas

October 18, 1956 (33 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 21, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1947 Moore LB.jpg
Charles Moore
Class of 1947

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Phoenix, Arizona

October 16, 1958 (35 years old)

Operational loss, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 2, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1948 Adair LB.jpg
Hugh Adair, Jr.
Class of 1948

2nd Lieutenant, US Marine Corps

Long Beach, California

October 2, 1950 (26 years old)

Silver Star, KIA, Korea, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, US Marine Corps, Ground, USNA 9th Company


1951 Hedrick LB.jpg
William Hedrick
Class of 1951

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Huntly, Virginia

June 9, 1954 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Patrol Squadron (VP) 47, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1951 Perky LB.jpg
James Perky
Class of 1951

Captain, US Air Force

Stillwater, Oklahoma

October 11, 1957 (30 years old)

Operational loss, 524th Bomb Squadron, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1951 Sessions LB.jpg
Louis Sessions
Class of 1951

1st Lieutenant, US Air Force

Lake Village, Arkansas

May 24, 1953 (24 years old)

Operational loss, 3565th Pilot Training Wing, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company



1953 Voelker LB.jpg
Donald Voelker
Class of 1953

Lieutenant, US Navy

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

April 15, 1958 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Attack Squadron (VA) 55, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1953 Lucas LB.jpg
Milton Lucas
Class of 1953

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Munhall, Pennsylvania

January 5, 1957 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 211, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company



1955 Baldwin LB.jpg
James Baldwin
Class of 1955

Lieutenant, US Navy

Hot Springs, Arkansas

February 3, 1960 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Air Anti-Submarine Squadron (VS) 23, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company



1959 Stephens LB.jpg
Daniel Stephens
Class of 1959

Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

Bethesda, Maryland

May 22, 1968 (33 years old)

Operational loss, USS Scorpion (SSN 589), Submarine, HOFH23, USNA 9th Company


1959 Menzies LB.jpg
Lawrence Menzies
Class of 1959

Lieutenant, US Naval Reserve

Chicago, Illinois

March 6, 1966 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1964 Lawton LB.jpg
William Lawton
Class of 1964

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Annandale, Virginia

August 15, 1966 (23 years old)

Operational loss, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1965 Covington LB.jpg
William Covington
Class of 1965

Lieutenant, US Navy

Rome, Georgia

January 7, 1969 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, 30th Naval Construction Regiment, Helicopter, USNA 9th Company


1965 McCarty LB.jpg
Douglas McCarty
Class of 1965

Lieutenant, US Navy

San Francisco, California

April 24, 1970 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 101, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1967 McGlothlin LB.jpg
Alfred McGlothlin
Class of 1967

Lieutenant, US Navy

Birmingham, Alabama

April 20, 1970 (27 years old)

Operational loss, Helicopter, USNA 9th Company


1967 Norton LB.jpg
Kenneth Norton
Class of 1967

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Lady Lake, Florida

October 7, 1969 (25 years old)

KIA, Vietnam, Coastal Division (COSDIV) 12, Riverine, USNA 9th Company



1968 Arcana LB.jpg
Stephen Arcana
Class of 1968

Lieutenant, US Navy

Gibsonburg, Ohio

September 9, 1971 (26 years old)

Operational loss, Fighter Squadron (VF) 213, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1970 Potter LB.jpg
Charles Potter
Class of 1970

Lieutenant, US Navy

Los Angeles, California

December 23, 1976 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Light Photographic Squadron (VFP) 63, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


1980 Grubbs LB.jpg
Cynthia Grubbs
Class of 1980

Lieutenant (j.g.), US Navy

Austin, Texas

November 23, 1983 (28 years old)

Operational loss, Fleet Tactical Support Squadron (VR) 24, Fixed Wing, USNA 9th Company


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