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United States Naval Academy


Class of 1957

This is the 26 July 2016 Edition of our Class Web Site. We are rolling along in the 241st Year of our Independence and the 64th Year of our Association with Mother Bancroft.

I ask that all who have a recent photo or two, please pass them along to me and I will publish all that are fit to print! I am about 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. However, Paul Behrends, our Celebrated IT Guru, has received a communique from our Alumni Association containing a sizable dump on Decedents. He thinks there will be significant changes due to the report and asks that I stand down from revising that particular page until he has time to sort things out. I respectfully bow to his wisdom and expertise. The Deceased members page will be revised when Paul is confident of its accuracy. Thank you, Paul, for your diligence in these matters and we do appreciate all that you have done, and are doing, for this Great Class.

There is, on the "Now Hear This!!" page two new items: One about the Naval History textbook dedicated to our Class by James C. Bradford, a one-time holder of our Class Chair in Naval Heritage. Also there is a flyer that provides an update about our up-coming 60th Reunion. Thanks go to Jerry Smith for this well-done wealth of information!! Let's all gather at the river, Severn, that is!

There is, on the "What We Do" page, a report of the 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of Harriet and Jack Hellewell. The report from Bob and Nancy Bowers of their activities throughout 2015 remains for those who might have missed it earlier..

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 2016
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.