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

The 60th Class Reunion is scheduled for October 19-22, 2023 in Annapolis.
The football opponent will be The Air Force Academy.
Go to 60th Reunion main page.

Recently Changed Pages

7/2/22 Tradition-Memories--Tom Kelley's remembrance of describing a situation where nuclear weapons were ‘uploaded’ to Naval Air Force bombers.
7/1/22 Shipmate--September 2022 column
6/29/22 Current Data--Ken Sanger--Bio Update
6/26/22 Last Call--John "Wink" Wilkinson died 6/22 or 6/23, 2022. Date to be verified
6/26/22 Deceased Data--John "Wink" Wilkinson died 6/22 or 6/23, 2022.
6/26/22 21th Company-John "Wink" Wilkinson died 6/22 or 6/23, 2022.
6/26/22 Last Call--Donald Reeves (13th Co) died 6/22/22.
6/22/22 13th Company-Donald Reeves (13th Co) died 6/22/22.
6/22/22 Last Call--Thomas Green (8th Co) died 5/9/22.
6/22/22 13th Company-Thomas Green (8th Co) died 5/9/22.
6/19/22 Hot News--Inurnment for Ron Klemick at USNA
6/16/22 Tradition-Midshipman Memories--How we got our appointments to USNA
6/15/22 Hot News-- Jack Dranttel Funeral details
6/9/22 Gold Pages--New book by Phil Parotti
6/7/22 Tradition-Midshipman Memories--A couple of things you probably didn't know
6/6/22 Hot News-- Bob LaGassa Funeral details
6/1/22 Hot News-- Upcoming DC Class luncheon
6/6/22 4th Company Map-Address changes for Ken Sanger
6/6/22 Current Data--Ken Sanger (4th Co) Address change
6/2/22 5th Company Map-Address changes for Fred Beckham
6/2/22 Current Data--Fred Beckham (5th Co) Address change and update
6/2/22 5th Company Map-Address changes for Nick Sim
6/2/22 Current Data--Nick Sim (5th Co) Address change
6/1/22 Hot News-- Upcoming Classmate Funerals
6/1/22 Last Call--Drake Hawkins (11th Co) died 5/19/22.
6/1/22 Deceased Data--Drake Hawkins (11th Co) died 5/19/22. Obituary to be added
6/1/22 11th Company-Drake Hawkins (11th Co) died 5/19/22.
5/29/22 Shipmate--July-August 2022 column
5/27/22 Tradition-Midshipman Memories--George Grider's Turbulent Plebe Year
5/25/22 Hot News-- Mel Bunnell Funeral at Arlington
5/24/22 8th Company Map-Address changes for Colston, Donegan and Leeper widows
5/24/22 Deceased Data--Jack Donegan (8th Co) Address change for widow
5/24/22 Deceased Data--Speed Leeper (8th Co) Address change for widow
5/17/22 Tradition-Lest They Forget-- Mike Cronin Interview after his POW release
5/15/22 Last Call--Ron Klemick (5th Co) died 5/14/22.
5/15/22 Deceased Data--Ron Klemick (5th Co) died 5/14/22. Obituary to be added
5/15/22 5th Company-Ron Klemick (5th Co) died 5/14/22.
5/6/22 Deceased Data--Doug Davidson (24th Co) died 4/25/22. Obituary added
5/9/22 Hot News-- Doug Davidson Memorial Notice Venue Change
5/9/22 Hot News-- Spencer's May 2022 Irish Pennants
2/21/22 Tradition-Lest They Forget-- Bob Abate on interviewing WWII Vets
5/6/22 Deceased Data--Doug Davidson (24th Co) died 4/25/22. Memorial Service Data
5/3/22 Current Data-Bill Oatway--Address change
5/3/22 Current Data-Lillian Karson--Address change
5/3/22 Current Data-Hugh Schall--Address change
5/3/22 8th Company Map-Address changes for Oatway and Schall
5/3/22 Deceased Data-Ben Cole--Sue Cole's obituary slight revision
4/30/22 Deceased Data-Ben Cole--Sue Cole's obituary added
4/29/22 Deceased Data-John Middleton-Added photo from the Columbarium
4/26/22 Last Call--Doug Davidson (24th Co) died 4/25/22.
4/26/22 Deceased Data--Doug Davidson (24th Co) died 4/25/22. Obituary to be added
4/26/22 24th Company-Doug Davidson (24th Co) died 4/25/22.
4/22/22 Current Bio--Dave Emerson address
4/22/22 18th Company Map-Dave Emerson address
4/10/22 Deceased Data-John Middleton-Added Memorial Service program and obituary
4/3/22 1st Company Map-Jim Metcalfe email address
4/3/22 Current Bio--Jim Metcalfe email
4/3/22/22 Shipmate--June 2022 column
3/22/22 Hot News--The DC area luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, April 7th at the Army Navy Country Club at 11:30am.
3/17/22 Hot News--Addendum 2 to Spencer's March 2022 Irish Pennants
3/17/22 21st Company Map-Joe Collins and Buddy Small email address
3/15/22 Deceased Data-Jim Patterson-He and Lee Cargill build a glider.
3/14/22 Hot News--Mel Bunnell's funeral is set at Arlington for July 11
3/10/22 60th Reunion--Added preliminary reunion hotel information
3/10/22 Hot News--Addendum to Spencer's March 2022 Irish Pennants
3/8/22 Hot News--Spencer's March 2022 Irish Pennants
3/7/22 Deceased Data--Alan McAnally (21st Co) died 2/17/22. Obituary added
3/4/22 Hot News--JohnMiddleton inurnment at the USNA columbarium on Friday April 8 at10:30
3/2/22 Hot News--Save the Date - Next DC Class '63 Luncheon is Thursday April 7, 2022

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

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President: David Puckett

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