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United States Naval Academy


Class of 1957

This is the 4 October 2020 Edition of our Class Web Site. We are rolling along in the 245nd Year of our Independence and the 68th Year of our Association with Mother Bancroft.

I ask that all who have a recent photo or two, pass them along to me and I will publish all that are fit to print! I am hoping to experiment with video on the site. The first attempt will, likely, be amateurish but , hopefully, some of you will send me some video that will be a lot more professional.

What’s New (or Fairly New) in This Edition

There is a Subpage, Election Information, for the current Class Elections. See the results of the election.

There is on the
Class Finances Sub-Page a report of the status of the Class Finances. There is also a report of our Chair of Naval Heritage financial status on the Heritage Chair Today Page.

There is on the Now Hear This Page an announcement about sales of the copper from the Chapel Dome.

See our Classmate Jim Eddins contribution to the coronavirus fight on the
What We Do Page.

Bart Campbell has become our Main Data Base Man. He, in company with our Veep, Bill Peerenboom, is responsible for, among other things, keeping our Class Deceased List current. Please address any information that you might have on such matters to Bart and/or Bill. The most accurate lists (By date of Death and Alphabetically) as known as of 7/5/2020 can be found on the Deceased Classmates sub-page. Deaths since that date are listed above those lists.

Here’s Bart and his Lovely (and pretty durned smart, as well!!) Wife!!


There is, on the Heritage Chair Today page, an introduction to Tyler A. Pitrof, PhD who is a current Post-Doc Fellow. Welcome Aboard Dr. Pitrof!!

There is, on the
"What We Do" page, reports on Classmate activities. Your WebMeister commends all who report and hopes for more of the same.

There are two new Sub-Pages under the
“What We Do” page. First, on the Sub-Page Sea Stories there are two versions of a document compiled by Bill Hamel as part of the development of “The First Fifty”. Second, on the Sub-Page Sea Stories - Recent there are stories that have been submitted recently. Your WebMeister implores all Classmates to write something down about your days on active duty or even afterwards and such will be published on that Sub-Page. No censoring once a story leaves your home!

There is, on the
Reunions Page, the very early beginnings of plans for our 65th Reunion. Thereupon you will find an e-mail from our Prez!

Photos and Reports of Activities Wanted!!!

Your Class WebMeister continues to solicit photos from all of us doing any of those things that some of us are still capable of doing!! Few, if any, travels, activities, or gatherings are too inconsequential to be shared with the Class. The Web Site is a good place to do so.

Leadership 2020
The Class of 1957 Web Site provides information on special events, reunions and other items of general interest to the Class, those associated with the Class, and other interested persons. It is not restricted nor are there any membership requirements. Comments are welcome as are notes and papers of interest to Classmates that can be published on pages such as “Now Hear This!!”, “Class Events”, or “Reference Info”, depending on urgency and enduring nature of the information. Some information is published through links to PDF Files to provide a modicum of security/privacy. Other categories of information will be added as appropriate. Send in your suggestions to the Class WebMeister at

Here is a good place to explain some protocols. Text in green and underlined indicates a link to some other location or function: an e-mail to the person named, a transfer to another page, or a command to download a file, usually in PDF format. One can navigate around the Web Site by using Browser tools or by clicking on the pages listed on the Sidebar. Some pages have sub-pages which will be revealed when the arrow to the left of the page title is clicked. Take your time and wander about to your heart’s content. The site content will be changed and updated from time-to-time.

Use the links on the Chat Groups Page to subscribe to any or all of our Yahoo Chat Groups, USNA57, USNA57 Photo Group, and USNA 1957 Wardroom. We use these Groups to discuss various issues and to display items of interest to the Class. All members of the Association of the USNA Class of 1957 are invited to participate. Information of a more urgent nature is passed to the Class by Jack O’Donnell using his E-Mail List of all Classmates except those who have opted out.

The Sidebar sections of the various pages will be used to display photos that might be of interest to the Class in general, or maybe portions thereof. These are not intended to be, and are likely not to be, works of art, although some will certainly pass that test. Works of art, in general, are welcomed by the
USNA57_Photo_Group, operated by Gerry Sedor.