50 YearsGraduation
June 5, 1963-2013

The Official Page of the Class of 1963
Dedicated to that group of 1,205 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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The Wardroom

Popular Pages Quick Look

Electronic Lucky Bag Classmate Current Biographies
Company Pages/Locator Maps Last Call
Weddings Hot News
Shipmate Class Foundation/CAE
Class Reunions
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

11/19/17 55th Reunion--More Important Reservation/Football Information!
11/17/17 Hot News-- Fred Storz needs two, four or six Army-Navy Game tickets
11/13/17 Gold Pages-Books--Harlan Ullman's new book-- Harlan Ullman's new book
11/13/17 Hot News-- Harlan Ullman's new book
11/14/17 23rd Company Map -Steve Hoy email
11/14/17 Current Bio--Steve Hoy email
11/13/17 Hot News-- Pete Carrothers needs two Army-Navy Game tickets
11/12/17 55th Reunion--Important Reservation Information!
11/10/17 55th Reunion--More Reservation Problems
11/9/17 Hot News-- Chuck Sell has died
11/9/17 Last Call-Chuck Sell (14th Co.) died 11/6/17
11/9/17 14th Company -Chuck Sell (14th Co.) died 11/6/17
11/9/17 Deceased Data--Chuck Sell (14th Co.) died 11/6/17
11/7/17 Hot News-- SMU Football tickets
11/7/17 55th Reunion--Friday, 10 November, the date to make room reservations at the Marriott SpringHill Suites Bayfront
11/4/17 Hot News-- Official Report on the Collisions of the USS Fitzgerald and USS McCain
11/3/17 Tradition--Midshipman Memories--Ross Anderson and Vic Dean Road trip
11/1/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added Mike Obsitnik to the Vietnam list and stories at top of page.
10/29/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added John Kallestad to the Vietnam list and stories at top of page.
10/29/17 Current bio----John Kallestad new bio
10/26/17 55th Reunion--More from the Committee
10/25/17 55th Reunion--Another Glich on Hotel Reservations Info
10/24/17 55th Reunion Glich on Hotel Reservations Info
10/24/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added Dave Honhart to the Vietnam list and stories at top of page.
10/23/17 Tradition--USS Fitzgerald- Sailors awarded for bravery
10/23/17 Hot News-- More Irish Pennants--Reunion Hotel Reservations
10/23/17 10th Company Map -Corrected Dick Cherry's address
10/18/17 Hot News-- More Irish Pennants from Spencer
10/18/17 Hot News-- Save the date!! Next Class '63 Luncheon is Wednesday, November 8th at the ANCC at 11:30am.
10/16/17 Hot News-- Corrected Irish Pennants Homecoming 2017-Spencer-UCF not SMU
10/15/17 Hot News--Wreaths Across America at USNA
10/13/17 Hot News--Irish Pennants Homecoming 2017-Spencer
10/12/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added Roger Tetrault to the Vietnam stories at top of page.
10/11/17 Hot News--Oct. 21 UCF ticket needed
10/7/17 Hot News--'63 Tailgate
10/4/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added Bill Himchak to the Vietnam list and stories at top of page.
10/2/17 Hot News--Another Air force football ticket available
9/30/17 Hot News--Air force football tickets for sale
9/29/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added Phillip Parotti to the Vietnam list and stories at top of page.
9/29/17 Tradition/Vietnam--Added Olen Thompson to the Vietnam list and stories at top of page.
9/26/17 Shipmate--November-December column
9/20/17 55th Reunion Important Hotel Reservation Info
9/5/17 Current bio----Austin Seay minor changes
9/18/17 Tradition/Memories--Added Austin Seay's Vietnam story to Memories/USNA Stories page 169
9/10/17 55th Reunion Minutes
9/7/17 Hot News--First NAVY home game
9/5/17 Current bio----Charlie Minter address
9/5/17 9th Company Map -Charlie Minter address
8/27/17 Deceased Data--Ben Cole--Added obituary
8/28/17 Hot News--Ben Cole funeral
8/27/17 Last Call-Ben Cole (23rd Co.) died 8/27/17
8/26/17 23rd Company -Ben Cole (23rd Co.) died 8/27/17
8/27/17 Deceased Data--Ben Cole (23rd Co.) died 8/27/17
8/24/17 Hot News--Next DC Luncheon is Sept. 15, 2017 at ANCC
8/24/17 Hot News--Dick Elsworth's wife has passed
8/24/17 Current Bio--Dick Elsworth's wife has passed 8/9/17
8/12/17 Hot News--Tulane football tickets
8/12/17 Foundation/CAE--Dr. Bruce Bukowski's 2017 Update on the CAE
8/10/17 Deceased Data--James Egan(nongrad) died 8/5/17
8/10/17 Last Call--James Egan(nongrad) died 8/5/17
8/8/17 Hot News--Letter from our Class President
8/8/17 Hot News--USS Fitzgerald Relief Donations--Updated amount donated by '63
8/5/17 Deceased Data--Bill Fitzgerald-- Jim Ring's photos from Vermont's Vietnam Memorial
8/4/17 Vanity Plates--New photo of Lanny Cox plate
7/31/17 Hot News--USS Fitzgerald Repair Costs
7/29/17 Current bio----Roger Mehle Update
7/28/17 Current bio----Mike Shelley Update
7/24/17 2nd Company Map -Mickey May's new email
7/24/17 10th Company Map -Guillermo "Bill" Devoto's new email
7/17/17 Hot News--USS Fitzgerald Relief Donations--Amount donated by '63
7/9/17 Current bio----Travis Beard address
7/9/17 17th Company Map -Travis Beard address
7/6/17 Deceased Data--Bill Fitzgerald-- Letter from his daughter regarding the USS Fitzgerald collision and interview with his wife
7/5/17 Tradition--Vietnam--Shot Down in N. Vietnam by Jon Harris
7/5/17 Tradition--Vietnam--Jon Harris's being shot down added to Classmates Who Served in Vietnam stories.
7/5/17 Weddings -Jon and Patricia Harris wedding
7/5/17 17th Company Map -Paul Schleifer address

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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