55 YearsGraduation
June 5, 1963-2018

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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Company Pages/Locator Maps Last Call
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Class Reunions Site Map
Pride and Tradition
Class Valor
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Lest We Forget
Vanity License Plates

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

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Recently Changed Pages

9/22/20 Shipmate-November-December 2020 column
9/21/20 Hot News--How We Go to the Moon Webinar with Steve Coester
9/20/20 Hot News--Spencer's Irish Pennants
9/19/20 Deceased Data--New page--Honorary Graduate Ray Alcorn died 3/12/20
9/19/20 Last Call-Honorary Graduate Ray Alcorn died 3/12/20
9/10/20 7th Company Map -Peter Savage address
9/7/20 Hot News--Maritime Heroes of 9/11: Hear Andrew McGovern's story
9/5/20 Hot News--Spencer's Irish Pennants
9/4/20 14th Company Map -Rick Scott address
8/28/20 Hot News--A note from Jackie Cronin re MIke's burial
8/27/20 Deceased Data--James Patterson--Added 1967 NY times Article and photo of parachutes.
8/24/20 Hot News--Spencer's Irish Pennants
8/22/20 Foundation/CAE--Dr.Bruce Bukowski's 2020 CAE Newsletter
8/22/20 Hot News--Message from Chet Gladchuck, NAAA to Friends of Navy Football
8/21/20 2nd Company Map -Bob LaGassa address
8/21/20 Current Data-Bob LaGassa (2nd Co.) address
8/19/20 Hot News--Tom and Fran Reemelin memorial services update
8/18/20 Current Data-Wayne Mosher (10th Co.) update
8/17/20 Deceased Data--James Barnum (24th Co.) died 8/11/20
8/17/20 21st Company-James Barnum (24th Co.) died 8/11/20
8/17/20 Last Call-James Barnum (24th Co.) died 8/11/20
8/16/20 Tradition-Midshipman Memories-Driving to A-N Game by Dirck Praeger
8/15/20 Tradition-Midshipman Memories-Five interesting letters from John Truesdell
8/13/20 2nd Company Map -Mike Krause address
8/13/20 Current Data-Mike Krause (2nd Co.) New address
8/12/20 Deceased Data--Joel Gardner (24th Co.) added obituary 8/6/20
8/10/20 55th Reunion--Updated Vietnam Poster
8/9/20 Deceased Data--Joel Gardner (24th Co.) died 8/6/20
8/9/20 24th Company-Joel Gardner (24th Co.) died 8/6/20
8/9/20 Last Call-Joel Gardner (24th Co.) died 8/6/20
8/6/20 Current Bio--Harry Salmon update
8/3/20 Deceased Data--Walt Breede (15th Co.)-- Added obituary
8/2/20 Current Bio--Joe Sharp update
8/2/20 3rd Company Map -Joe Sharp Address
7/31/20 Tradition/History/Vietnam -Added Brad Eichorst to Army list
7/28/20 15th Company Map -Betty Breede address
7/28/20 Deceased Data--Walt Breede (15th Co.) New address for Betty
7/25/20 Deceased Data--Walt Breede (15th Co.) died 7/24/20
7/25/20 15th Company-Walt Breede (15th Co.) died 7/24/20
7/25/20 Last Call-Walt Breede (15th Co.) died 7/24/20
7/23/20 Deceased Data--Wiley Grantham-- Added obituary
7/22/20 Hot News--Tom and Fran Reemelin memorial services
7/20/20 13th Company-Wiley Grantham (13th Co.) died 7/18/20
7/20/20 Last Call-Wiley Grantham (13th Co.) died 7/18/20
7/16/20 Deceased Data--Jim (Kelly) Patterson-- Added Jim Ring's Tribute
7/12/20 Current Bio--Denver Key-- Added Denver's wife's obituary
7/12/20 Current Bio--Ken Sanger address
7/12/20 4th Company Map -Ken Sanger address
7/9/20 Deceased Data--Craig Thrasher (5th Co.)added obituary and memorial website
7/8/20 5th Company-Craig Thrasher (5th Co.) died 7/8/20
7/8/20 Deceased Data--Craig Thrasher (5th Co.) died 7/8/20
7/8/20 Last Call-Craig Thrasher (5th Co.) died 7/8/20
7/9/20 Hot News--Craig Thrasher has passed away
6/28/20 Current Bio--Dick Wyttenbach-Santos address
6/28/20 4th Company Map -Dick Wyttenbach-Santos address
6/25/20 Shipmate-September 2020 column
6/24/20 Current Bio--Lou Simpleman email
6/24/20 4th Company Map -Lou Simpleman email
6/23/20 Foundation--Shipmate article about Ron Terwilliger
6/21/20 Deceased Data--Mike Cronin (18th Co.) --Added Obituary
6/19/20 Hot News--Mike Cronin's comments at the 55th Reunion memorial service
6/17/20 18th Company-Mike Cronin (18th Co.) died 6/17/20
6/17/20 Deceased Data--Mike Cronin (18th Co.) died 6/17/20
6/17/20 Last Call-Mike Cronin (18th Co.) died 6/17/20
6/16/20 Gold Page/Books--Steve Duncan---Added his new book,"FIRST DUTY: Presidents, the Nation's Security and Self-Centered Politics"
6/16/20 Current Bio--Steve Duncan---Added his new book,"FIRST DUTY: Presidents, the Nation's Security and Self-Centered Politics"
6/14/20 Tradition/USS Fitzgerald--USS Fitzgerald Leaves Ingalls Shipbuilding for New Homeport In San Diego, 3 Years After Fatal Collision
6/13/20 Tradition/Memories--Our classmate Sam Winston
6/8/20 Classmates--Added the Program of Events for June Week 1963
6/8/20 Deceased Data--John Stanley('64)died 5/11/20
6/8/20 Last Call-John Stanley('64)died 5/11/20
6/7/20 Hot News--Notice from ADM Samuel J. Locklear '77 III, USN (Ret.)
Chairman, U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Board of Trustees
6/7/20 Hot News--Irish Pennants from Spencer
5/30/20 Current Bio--Dave Moore address
5/30/20 14th Company Map -Dave Moore address
5/30/20 9th Company Map -John Pollard email
5/28/20 Tradition-Vanity License Plates--Added new Al Breen plate
5/28/20 3rd Company-Randall Smith (3rd Co.) died 12/6/16
5/28/20 Deceased Data--Randall Smith died 12/6/2016
5/28/20 Last Call-Randall Smith died 12/6/2016
5/28/20 Tradition-Vanity License Plates--Added new Ken Sanger plate
5/25/20 Shipmate-July-August 2020 column
5/24/20 Deceased Data--Bill Hillgaertner--Added photos of tombstone
5/22/20 Current Bio--Bob Harper---Brand new bio
5/19/20 Hot News--Even More Irish Pennants from Spencer
5/16/20 Deceased Data--Joe Strasser--Added photos of tombstone
5/9/20 Current Bio--Austin Chapman--Added video of Austin's life and career
5/1/20 Hot News--More Irish Pennants from Spencer

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

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