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United States Naval Academy


Class of 1957

This is the 10 September 2023 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.

Sad News!!

It is my sad duty to inform the Class that our once President and Co-Organizer of many Reunions, Dave Cooper, passed away on Sunday, 4 June 2023. Dave suffered a massive stroke while swimming laps with Suzanne. He was taken to Surburban Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a clot just before the carotid artery. However his lungs filled and the liquid could not be removed so that the primary cause of death was pneumonia.

Dave was a superb naval officer, submariner, classmate and friend; he will be sorely missed. Details of services will be posted as soon as they become known.

All who pray, please pray for Dave and Suzanne. Those who do not, please hold them in your hearts during this sad time.

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

Your Webmeister has again revised the Deceased Classmates section. The list of Deceased Classmates has gotten so long that it has become cumbersome to update and publish. Therefore I am dividing the Deceased List into two parts, both of which will list Deceased Classmates by Date of Death and Alphabetically. The main page,
Deceased Classmates, provides a listing of any Memorial Services that are known to your WebMeister and a listing of Classmates who have passed since 1/1/2023. Next page under, Deceased Prior to 1/1/2023, contains those names, both by Date of Death and Alphabetically. Following that is Deceased Classmates Who Died in Service that contains a link to a web site where all USNA grads who died while in service are honored. Finally, there is a page that contains information regarding future burials at Arlington and the Academy.

Our Veep, Bill Peerenboom, is responsible for, among other things, keeping our Class Deceased List current. Your WebMeister is currently maintaining the Master Deceased List. Please address any information that you might have on such matters to
Bill and/or Charlie. The most accurate lists (By date of Death and Alphabetically) as known on 10 September 2023 can be found on the Deceased Classmates sub-page. Deaths since that date will be 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.

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

Leadership 2022

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 [email protected].

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.