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United States Naval Academy


Class of 1957

Most of the problems are now solved but the Book Review Pages are under some re-building.

I hope to have that solved shortly!

This is the 11 August 2018 Edition of our Class Web Site. We are rolling along in the 243nd Year of our Independence and the 66th Year of our Association with Mother Bancroft.

I have been a bit remiss in my keeping the Class Web Site up-to-date as this has not been the best of Spring/Summers for me. My life has been filled with surgery and other medical/health issues. I was able to travel a bit but that was a short respite from the medical issues. At any rate I seem ready to answer all bells and so here’s the first installment on getting the Web Site up-to-date. I will make every effort to complete the process shortly unless and except that fishing will take priority whenever I get such a chance.

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, on the
Deceased Classmates sub-page, a current list of our now departed Classmates. It is accurate as best known to Paul and the Alumni Association as of 28 September 2017. Deaths after that date are listed individually. As always, corrections are welcome and should be sent to Paul.

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.

First, there is the sad news that our Admiral and Ferrari Custodian, Robert Phillips, has finally decided that the time has come to move on and let someone else be the Custodian of his car.

Second is a report that our esteemed Classmate, Gary Mathews and his spouse, Trudy, were recently honored for their work with their home town youth program.

Next is a report from our stalwart oarsmen, Art Wright and Roger McPherson, who once again took part in the World Rowing Masters Regatta(WRMR) this time in Bled, Slovenia.

Finally we have a report of a visit to USNA to make a presentation to one of Nick Lambert’s students, MIDN 4/c Julia Kalshoven, who won the US Naval Institute prize for best historian of the Class of 2020. As you know, Nick is the present occupant of our Chair in Naval Heritage. I also did a repeat performance as guest lecturer to one of his classes. A fine time and a wonderful experience!!

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 2017
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.