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United States Naval Academy


Class of 1957

This is the 10 August 2022 Edition of our Class Web Site. We are rolling along in the 246th Year of our Independence and the 69th 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

Most, if not all, of our Classmates are aware of the broad outlines of the growing up of our Classmate, Walt Meukow, in occupied Philippines prison camps. Now Walt has written a paper that tells his tale and so have chosen to place it in a Place of Honor on the What We Do Page. It is a PDF file that you might have to Drag and Drop to read it. I hav read it and highly recommend it to your attention.

There is, on the
Deceased Classmates Sub-Page to the Reference Info Page, above the Deceased Classmates files, a listing of any Memorial Services that are known to your WebMeister. Please provide such info to your WebMeister any others as they are scheduled. There is also some information about future internments at both Arlington and the Academy. Many Thanks to Rosie Rosenberg for providing these articles!

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 on 6/18/2022 can be found on the Deceased Classmates sub-page. Deaths since that date are listed above those lists.

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. This Sub-Page has been growing recently and not only due to my own inserts. My thanks to Frank Parker for the story of Doc Dugan’s traumatic flight and subsequent transfer to Navy Line, Jim Googe, Bob Strange, and Jim Gallagher!

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 a report of the 65th Reunion on the
Reunions page. There is a link to the Youtube video of our Memorial Service that includes a fine address by Bob Crouch. I highly recommend visiting that site.

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.

Class Leadership

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Why This Web Site?

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.

Information of an urgent nature is passed to the Class by
Pete Boyne using his E-Mail Lists 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.