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Class of 1963 40 th Reunion 19 th September, 2003 - SITREP - –Members of the Class who took the oath as “Midshipman, U.S. Navy” on 7 July 1959……..................….1,191.

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1 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Members of the Class who took the oath as “Midshipman, U.S. Navy” on 7 July 1959…… ….1,191 –Lingering traditions when we entered the Academy: A real Plebe Year A smokestack that could be painted (“ ’63 sez….”) Marching to Protestant Chapel Service in Full Dress uniforms No Public Display of Affection Heavy raincoats Service Dress Khaki Academic sections marching to class An all male Brigade No cars A (consistently) winning football team

2 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Lingering traditions when we entered the Academy: (continued) SAT was 2.5 WWII-era rooms in Bancroft Hall Philippine Mess Stewards Commanders, Captains and Chief Petty Officers were old Bullet-proof Service Dress Blue Uniforms A Bachelor of Science Degree in Naval Science The former Spanish Cruiser Reina Mercedes Thompson Field Isherwood Hall Tea Fights

3 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –While we were at USNA: The administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy The first game in the new Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium The USSR put the first man (Major Yuri Gagarin) in earth orbit The Bay of Pigs (Cuba) invasion The first U.S. Astronaut (CDR Alan Shepard) entered space (116.5 miles up) An American U-2 (Francis Gary Powers) was shot down over the Soviet Union Joe Bellino was named Navy’s first winner of the Heisman Trophy The Berlin Wall was erected by East Germany The first American (LT. COL. John Glenn) orbited the earth The Cuban Missile Crisis The USSR exploded the largest (50 megaton Hydrogen) bomb in world history Bancroft Hall expanded to 7 th and 8 th wings

4 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Members of the Class who graduated and received commissions on 5 June, 1963…………………………… NAVY (83%) Surface line (37% of graduates) Naval aviation – 208 (24%) Nuclear power – 138 (16%) Supply – 42 (5%) CEC – 10 (1.1%) Other – 7 (1%) USMC (8%) USA (2%) USAF (7%) NPQ (0.5%)

5 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Those who made Flag rank: -Vice Admiral Charles S. Minter, Jr. (Honorary) -Vice Admiral Bill Earner -Vice Admiral George Emery -Vice Admiral Dave Frost -Vice Admiral David Robinson -Rear Admiral Charles C. Kirkpatrick (Honorary) -Rear Admiral Ken Carlson -Rear Admiral Dennis Conley -Rear Admiral Tom Hall -Rear Admiral Larry Marsh -Rear Admiral Dave Oliver

6 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Those who made Flag rank: (continued) -Rear Admiral Joe Strasser -Rear Admiral Paul Tobin -Rear Admiral Denny Vaughan -Rear Admiral Rich Wilson -Rear Admiral Guillermo Devoto (Peru) -Rear Admiral Jack Donegan -Rear Admiral Wes Jordan -Rear Admiral Karl Kaup -Rear Admiral Tom Robertson -Rear Admiral Rick Rohrback -Rear Admiral Lee Tillotson

7 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Those who have served as Presidential Appointees in the Federal Government: -Roger Mehle (Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, ) -Steve Duncan (Assistant Secretary of Defense, ) -Dave Oliver (Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, ) -Mario Fiori (Assistant Secretary of the Army, 2001-____) -Tom Hall (Assistant Secretary of Defense, 2002-____) –Service in senior positions of State Government: -Tony Celebrezze (Ohio Attorney General ; Ohio Secretary of State ; Ohio State Senate ) –Number of Classmates killed in combat in Vietnam…………………………….13 Classmates killed aboard U.S.S. Liberty, June,

8 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Senior Awards for Valor: -Bill Fitzgerald (Navy Cross) -David Robinson (Navy Cross) -Willis Wilson (Navy Cross) -Frank Wroblewski (Army Distinguished Service Cross) -At least 15 Classmates were awarded the Silver Star Medal –Prisoners of War in Vietnam: -Mike Cronin -Denver Key

9 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, SITREP - –Deceased Classmates (as of 4 September, 2003)..…………………………………………………………123 (includes 100 graduates and 23 non-graduates) –12. Attendance at the 40 th Reunion (as of 10 September, 2003) ………………………………..……… (including 375 Classmates, 12 widows, and 346 spouses/guests) –Classmate with the greatest number of grandchildren: -David Puckett (10)

10 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, 2003 CLASS OFFICERS President: Steve Duncan Secretary: Mike Shelley Vice President: Denny Vaughn Treasurer: Al Sherman CLASS FOUNDATION President: David Puckett Other major contributors to the work of the recent Legacy fund drive: Regional Vice Presidents: Sonny Glassner,Kent Maxfield, Tim Cook, Terry Abell, Al Griggs, Dick Arvedlund, Bruce Webb, Frank Hilton Secretary: Will Settle,Ken Metviner Treasurer: Jim De Francia, Dave Riley Trustees:David Robinson, Pete Carrothers, Chuck Stone, Roger Mehle, Ron Klemick,, Lou Simpleman, Steve Duncan, Satch Baumgart, Jim Koehn, David Puckett, Doug Davidson, Jim Ring, Larry Marsh

11 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, LEGACY GIFT CHRONOLOGY - 22 Oct At the 35 th Reunion Class Meeting, the Class elected to explore the possibility of a perpetual and flexible “Living Legacy” form of gift to USNA at the 40 th Reunion and to use the Class Foundation as the vehicle Oct Oct Meetings with outside consultants 22 Oct Duncan/Ring letter to the Class summarizing the “Living Legacy” concept and including several Q&As 6 Mar Duncan/Ring letter to the USNAAA/NAF (RADM. Ron Marryott) re: elements of a possible Letter Agreement Aug. – Sept Negotiations culminating in a Letter Agreement signed by the NAF,the Class of 1963, and the Class of 1963 Foundation

12 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, LEGACY GIFT CHRONOLOGY - 25 Sept Duncan/Ring letter to the Class announcing the terms of the Agreement and describing the three funds available for support: a. NAF, Class of ’63 Foundation Fund b. NAF, Class of ’63 Legacy Restricted Fund c. NAF Unrestricted Fund 16 Mar All day meeting at USNA with 9 officials who made presentations on the various needs of USNA 5 June Duncan/Puckett letter to the Class re: status report Oct Duncan/Puckett letter to the Class describing the Academic Center and recommending it as the “Living Legacy” gift at the 40 th Reunion 22 Oct – Present- Many formal meetings of the officers and trustees of the Class Foundation re: the “Living Legacy” campaign Dec Duncan/Puckett letters explaining the “Living Legacy” concept and soliciting contributions

13 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, LEGACY GIFT CHRONOLOGY - April Shipmate article (by Dean Bill Miller) re: the Class of 1963 and the Academic Center June Puckett, Duncan, Maxfield, Arvedlund meeting with NAF officers. Conceptual agreement on the “Living Legacy” aspect of the gift July-Sept Negotiations with NAF culminating in the signing of a new Gift Agreement (for the “Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence”) between the NAF and the Class of 1963, and Class of 1963 Foundation

14 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, CLASS GIFTS - Scholarship assistance to 83 children of 44 deceased classmates (since 1974) $ 652,000 Construction of Alumni Hall (30 th Reunion, 1993) $ 50,000 The commissioning of the U.S.S. Fitzgerald (DDG-62) (1995) $ 5,000 Memorial service for classmates killed in Vietnam (1995) $ 4,800 The Submarine Memorial at Nimitz Hall (1996) $ 6,000 Listing of deceased Classmates at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1998).. $ 2,500 Miscellaneous other memorials, subscriptions to Shipmate for widows, etc ……………… $ 4,000 Roger and Linda Tetrault’s gift for an Academic Chair (Director’s Position) for the Center for the Professional Study of Military Ethics (1997, 1998) $1,750,000

15 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, CLASS GIFTS - The Chapel Flower Fund (for Parent’s Weekend) (2002) $ 3,500 Gifts by Mike and Sheila Bonsignore ( ) ………………………………………….…… $4,000,000 - Two sky boxes at the Navy/Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, one to be named for the Class of 1963 ($2,000,000) - Undesignated ($2,000,000) “Class of 1963” Rowing (8 Oar) Shell (2003) ……………………………………………………. $ 70,000 “Unrestricted” contributions/pledges to the NAF/USNA ……………………………………….. $1,620,000 The Levy Center and Jewish Chapel ( ) (approx.) ……………………………………… $ 180,000 - Class of 1963 Foundation ($25,000) - Individual contributions/pledges ($155,000)

16 Class of th Reunion 19 th September, CLASS GIFTS - Initial Corpus of a (40 th Reunion) “Living Legacy” Gift for the “Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence”………………………………………………………… …………… $1,123,000 Class Crest for Alumni Hall (2003) ………………………………………………………………… $ 6,000 _________ TOTAL OF CLASS GIFTS TO DATE: $9,476,800 BALANCE (of the Class of 1963 Foundation) FOR FUTURE GIFTS: $ 516,000 TOTAL: $9,992,800


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