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Please also see the [https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/Medal_of_Honor Medal of Honor] page -- which is inclusive of all alumni, not only those killed in action or other operations -- and the list of alumni awarded the [https://usnamemorialhall.org/index.php/Category:Navy_Cross Navy Cross].
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Revision as of 22:35, 23 May 2020

Below are some of the many, many notable articles on the site; they are listed here as an example of the countless stories of service, sacrifice, courage, perseverance, and heroism in Virtual Memorial Hall.

Please also see the Medal of Honor page -- which is inclusive of all alumni, not only those killed in action or other operations -- and the list of alumni awarded the Navy Cross.


1863: BENJAMIN H. PORTER, LT, USN

Benjamin Porter 1863 - extensive personal history. Commanding officer of Admiral Porter's flagship and led assault on Fort Fisher.

1875: WILLIAM V. W. REILY, 2LT, USA

William Reily 1875 - non-grad, KIA at Little Big Horn (aka Custer's last stand). Son of William Reily 1847 and namesake of William Van Wyck 1847, both of whom perished at sea in the same vessel.

1903: JOHN RODGERS, CDR, USN

John Rodgers '03 - cool story about first plane to attempt to fly nonstop to Hawaii from mainland

1911: HARRY A. FLINT, COL, USA

Harry Flint '11 - non-grad USNA, West Point '12. CO 39th Infantry Regiment, friend of Patton, killed on patrol. (He was 56 years old!) Distinguished Service Cross, 3x Silver Star.

1919: DIXIE KIEFER, COMM, USN

Dixie Kiefer '19 - First naval aviator to take off from ship at night. XO of Yorktown at Battle of Midway; lost his leg. CO of Ticonderoga when she took kamikaze hit; wounded but survived. Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star. Extensive bio.

1920: FRANK H. CONANT, II, LT, USN

Frank Conant, II '20 - early aviation pioneer & air racer with Jimmy Doolittle.

1921: FRANCIS J. BRIDGET, CAPT, USN

Francis Bridget '21 - Patrol Pilot turned Naval Battalion commander on Bataan and Corregidor.

1930: FRANCIS H. WILLIAMS, LTCOL, USMC

Francis Williams '30 - Very detailed documentation of his heroic actions on Corregidor

1930: HAROLD W. BAUER, LTCOL, USMC

Harold Bauer '30 - Best biography, by far, on the site.

1932: NATHANIEL M. DIAL, LT, USN

Nathaniel Dial '32 - Navy Cross; grandson wrote a book and created a documentary. "Last Ring Home"

1934: JOHN A. BUTLER, LTCOL, USMC

John Butler '34 - KIA Iwo Jima, long multi-part article on John's battalion.

1935: LAWRENCE L. EDGE, CDR, USN

Lawrence Edge '35 - 3x Navy Cross. Two kids, nice writeup in 2015.

1937: EDWARD H. O'HARE, LCDR, USN

Edward O'Hare '37 - Medal of Honor, fighter ace, namesake of Chicago's airport.

1938: FRANK B. QUADY, LCDR, USN

Frank Quady '38 - pilot, KIA on Mitscher's staff in kamikaze attack on Bunker Hill off Okinawa. Many photographs and nearly day-by-day wartime record.

1939: WILLARD B. HOLDREDGE, CAPT, USMC, WILLIAM F. HOGABOOM, CAPT, USMC, CARTER B. SIMPSON, CAPT, USMC

Willard Holdredge '39 and William Hogaboom '39 - both POW from Bataan, both Navy Cross, both killed in sinking of POW ship. Carter Simpson '39 extremely similar, with wartime diary that is simply incredible.

1939: WILLIAM F. HARRIS, LTCOL, USMC

William Harris '39 - captured at Corregidor, escaped, captured again, witnessed Japanese surrender. Battalion CO KIA in Korea; Navy Cross.

1941: PATRICK D. FLEMING, COL, USAF

Patrick Fleming '41 - extensive Wikipedia entry detailing his (relatively) long career. Ace pilot, Navy Cross.

1942: GEORGE T. WEEMS, LCDR, USN

George Weems '42 - regimental commander, silver star, Distinguished Flying Cross x 2, LIFE magazine profile, book published after death

1948: ROBERT N. SMITH, COL, USMC

Robert Smith '48 - Pilot, subject of 1978 documentary and 1995 CBS News profile.

1948: ROGER M. NETHERLAND, CAPT, USN

Roger Netherland '48 - Pilot, extensive remembrances by family and friends, pictures.

1950: JOHN R. DUNHAM, CAPT, USAF

John Dunham '50 - 35 years to return ring, 40 years to return remains. Extensive write-ups.

1952: ROBERT G. BELL, MAJ, USAF

Robert Bell '52 - KIA Vietnam, was final candidate for Mercury mission, Thunderbird pilot who interviewed with (and then flew with) Johnny Carson, Experimental Flight Test Pilot School graduate, Navy exchange pilot, Naval War College graduate.

1957: JOHN E. BARTOCCI, LCDR, USN

John Bartocci '57 - extensive remembrance by daughter

1964: WILLIAM A. GRIFFIS, III, CAPT, USMC

William Griffis, III '64 - Captain, USMC, daughter did Gold Star Children documentary series, extensive remembrances by others.

1964: MICHAEL R. COLLINS, LT, USN

Michael Collins '64 - SEAL, extensive remembrance by teammate.

1964: PETER T. RODRICK, CDR, USN

Peter Rodrick '64 - son wrote a book about him; exceptionally good excerpt on his page.

1966: DONALD G. DROZ, LT, USN

Donald Droz '66 - Riverine SWO, extensive remembrances, subject of film.

1967: BARTON S. CREED, LCDR, USN

Barton Creed '67 - Pilot, extensive remembrances by family and friends.

1968: MELVIN S. DRY, LT, USN

Melvin Dry '68 – SEAL, operational loss finally acknowledged as KIA in 2008.

1983: ROBERT T. BIANCHI, LT, USN

Robert Bianchi '83 - one of two brothers in Memorial Hall; exceptionally heartfelt and long remembrances by fiancee.

1995: DOUGLAS A. ZEMBIEC, MAJ, USMC

Douglas Zembiec '95 - Lion of Fallujah. Extensive remembrances.

1904: BRENDAN LOONEY, LT, USN and TRAVIS J. MANION, 1LT, USMC

Brendan Looney '04 and Travis Manion '04 were roommates and are buried next to one another in Arlington National Cemetery.