50 YearsGraduation
June 5, 1963-2013

The Official Page of the Class of 1963
Dedicated to that group of 1,206 young men who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland, "...where Severn joins the tide..."  on 7 July 1959 and the 876 who graduated on 5 June 1963, forever linked

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Electronic Lucky Bag Classmate Current Biographies
Company Pages/Locator Maps Last Call
Weddings Hot News
Shipmate Class Foundation/CAE
Class Reunions Marching to Class
Pride and Tradition
Class Valor
Classmate Memories
Lest We Forget
Vanity License Plates

The Class of 1963 Legacy Project
'63 USNA Center for Academic Excellence

Site Map

Planning for the 55th Reunion in San Diego is underway
Go to Reunions for information on future events as it becomes available.

Recently Changed Pages

4/27/16 Deceased Data-Jay Gowens--Added the obituary
4/25/16 Hot News--Next Dc class lunch is June 8
4/22/16 Last Call-Jay Gowens died 4/21/16
4/22/16 Deceased Data-Jay Gowens died 4/21/16
4/22/16 24th Company-Jay Gowens died 4/21/16
4/18/16 Shipmate--The May-June 2016 Shipmate column has been added
4/11/16 55th Reunion--Results of the preliminary survey
4/11/16 Tradition--Zimm Zimmerman provided some sobering statistics about Vietnam Vets.
4/3/16 Tradition--Dirck Praeger's story of pre-admission testing
4/4/16 Links-Extensive Vietnam War compilation of links
4/4/16 Links-Access your Service Records
4/3/16 Tradition--Coach Wayne Hardin's 90th Birthday
3/31/16 Hot News--New FindaGrave.com virtual cemetery for our class
3/30/16 Deceased Data-Milo Daughters--Added obituary for Milo who died in 1980
3/30/16 Deceased Data-Nick Daramus--Added obituary for Nick who died in 1984
3/24/16 Deceased Data-Bill Marsh--Added the obituary
3/22/16 Current Bio--Peter Browne phones
3/22/16 Last Call-Bill Marsh died 1/25/16
3/22/16 Deceased Data-Bill Marsh died 1/25/16
3/22/16 19th Company-Bill Marsh died 1/25/16
3/21/16 Last Call-Roger Deegan died 3/7/16
3/21/16 Deceased Data-Roger Deegan died 3/7/16
3/21/16 8th Company-Roger Deegan died 3/7/16
3/16/16 55th Reunion--For those having trouble sending the survey
3/16/16 Hot News--Next DC Area Luncheon is April 6
3/13/16 18th Co. Map-Joanne Donovan's email address
3/1/16 55th Reunion--Very preliminary survey results
3/1/16 Reunions--Created new page for the 55th Reunion
3/1/16 Tradition/Midshipman Memories--Updated the new section on funny stories from PE with a boxing story from Charlie Minter
2/23/16 Current Bio--Mike Shelley update and new photo
2/23/16 Tradition/Midshipman Memories--Updated the new section on funny stories from PE
2/21/16 Shipmate--The Stewardship 2016 Shipmate column has been added
2/21/16 Deceased Data-James Patterson--Added USNA at Large Tribute
2/7/16 Hot News--Mike Blackledge's son has passed away
2/2/16 Current Bio--Jerry Mazetis email
2/2/16 12th Co. Map-Jerry Mazetis email address
1/26/16 Deceased Data-Virgil Markus--Added a note to the bottom of the page.
1/26/16 Tradition/The Class in Vietnam--Mike Cronin honored on USNA at Large
1/26/16 Tradition/Midshipman Memories--Added new section on funny stories from PE
1/28/16 Shipmate--The March-April 2016 Shipmate column has been added
1/27/16 Hot News--Next DC Area Luncheon is changed again to Feb.26
1/27/16 Hot News--Funeral arrangements for Frank Davey
1/26/16 Deceased Data-Frank Davey--Added obituary and funeral arrangement which are on 1/28-29/16
1/26/16 Tradition-Added the 1963 Boxing Championships plaque
1/23/16 Last Call-Frank Davey died 1/23/16
1/23/16 Deceased Data-Frank Davey died 1/23/16
1/23/16 16th Company-Frank Davey died 1/23/16
1/22/16 Tradition-Memories--Pete Savage and the Igloo Coolers
1/20/16 23rd Company Map-Lee Tillotson address
1/16/16 Hot News--Next DC Area Luncheon is changed to Feb.25
1/13/16 Hot News--Next DC Area Luncheon is Feb.18
1/13/16 Deceased Data-Clyde Van Arsdall-- added Clyde's obituary
1/4/16 Hot News--Facebook--USNA at Large information
1/4/16 Admiral Kirkpatrick-Added USNA at Large tribute
1/4/16 Hot News--Clyde Van Arsdall Funeral Arrangements
12/31/15 Last Call-Clyde Van Arsdall died 12/30/15
12/31/15 Deceased Data-Clyde Van Arsdall died 12/30/15
12/31/15 6th Company-Clyde Van Arsdall died 12/30/15
12/30/15 Foundation/CAE--New Year message from Class President about the Foundation
12/23/15 Current Bio--Bill Pawlyk--2015 Christmas letter
12/21/15 Current Bio--David Robinson--Added extensive bio from Facebook/USNA at Large
12/20/15 Hot News--Class President's Holiday Greeting
12/19/15 Foundation/CAE--Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence Update on AY2014-2015
12/17/15 Current Bio--Jim DeFrancia--Added newspaper article about Jim receiving the Distinguished Civilian Service Award
12/17/15 Deceased Data-Bill Fitzgerald--Added data from USNA at Large
12/16/15 Weddings--Micki and Tom Sollars 5/14/1966
12/14/15 Deceased Data-Ward Bond--Added obituary
12/9/15 Hot News--Army-Navy Ticket Exchange--added Bruce Webb's tickets
12/8/15 Hot News--Army-Navy Ticket Exchange
12/6/15 Hot News-- Navy Football Banquet
12/6/15 Hot News-- Navy plays in Military bowl
12/3/15 Current bio-Eric Krieger address and text
12/5/15 16th Co. Map-Eric Krieger address
12/4/15 4th Co. Map-Walt Pierce email address
12/3/15 Tradition-Midshipman Memories--A discussion of the Navy Songbook from our plebe year.
12/3/15 Steve Coester added a couple of stories about Space (at bottom of page)
12/3/15 Hot News-- Second Bernie Grabowski Memorial Service in Philly
12/2/15 Deceased Data-Bernie Grabowski-- Added article from Philly News

Complete Class of 1963 statistical data including class make up, attrition and class standing is found in the "Annual Register of the United States Naval Academy 1963-1964". Click Here to read it online

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Class of 1963 Officers

President: Spencer Johnson
Vice President:   Jim Ring
Secretary:   Mike Shelley
Treasurer: Al Sherman

  Class of 1963 Foundation

President: David Puckett

Class of 1963 Web Page
Webmaster:  Steve Coester

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