USNA Class of '63

Electronic Lucky Bag: Sixth Battalion

Thomas Grayson Redford, Jr.

Richmond, Virginia

From the capital of the confederacy, Grayson came to the Naval Academy after two years at Randolph-Macon College, near Richmond. He has found life at the academy both enjoyable and demanding. Not only has he managed to keep his grades above average, but also has been able to participate in several extracurricular activities. He has been very active in the Masqueraders' Prop Gang, the NACA, and the Reception Committee. Although he enters into many intramural sports, his favorite has been knockabout sailing in the Spring. His sights are set on a career in Naval Aviation, but no matter what his eventual choice, he is sure to be a great success.

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Tilden Robert Reid

Macon, Georgia

Coming to the Academy after three years of Military Prep school and one year of college, the "redhead from Georgia" soon adjusted to the rigors of Plebe year. His fighting spirit and determination quickly made their appearance, giving Til the championship of his weight division in Plebe summer boxing. Boxing continued to be his main sports interest throughout his tour of duty at USNA, but he managed to spend some time with fieldball and several other intramural sports during his stay. Not being afraid to apply himself academically, he was not content with the normal academic load, and many a seventh period found him at his Bull overloads. Til's quick smile and friendly personality will always be remembered by his many friends throughout the Brigade. Til was known for his ability to meet any situation no matter how hopeless it seemed, and undoubtedly this characteristic will contribute to his success during his career as an officer in the service.

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David Charles Reif

McAlester, Oklahoma

Dave spent two years at Benedictine Heights College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he majored in Chemistry and played varsity basketball before coming East to enter the Academy. Although he found it quite a bit different than the campus life, it didn't take long for him to get into the swing of things. Dave never had too much trouble with the academics, and he could always be seen tutoring classmates for skinny P-works. Weekends usually found Dave out dragging, as he believed this was the only sane way to spend a free day. A good athlete, Dave starred in battalion tennis and basketball, but tennis remains his favorite sport. Of course, with a good German name like Reif, Dave was a member of the German Club. Dave plans to journey to Pensacola after graduation and win the Wings of Gold.

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