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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 Lingering traditions when we entered the Academy: A real Plebe Year

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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- 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
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- 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
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- 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 7th and 8th wings
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- SITREP -

  • Members of the Class who graduated and received commissions on 5 June, 1963……………………………...876
  • NAVY ----- 733 (83%)
  • Surface line - 323 (37% of graduates)
  • Naval aviation – 208 (24%)
  • Nuclear power – 138 (16%)
  • Supply – 42 (5%)
  • CEC – 10 (1.1%)
  • Other – 7 (1%)
  • USMC ----- 67 (8%)
  • USA ----- 20 (2%)
  • USAF ----- 60 (7%)
  • NPQ ----- 5 (0.5%)
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- 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
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- 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
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- SITREP -

  • Those who have served as Presidential Appointees in the Federal Government:
  • -Roger Mehle (Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1981-83)
  • -Steve Duncan (Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1987-93)
  • -Dave Oliver (Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, 1998-2001)
  • -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 1983-91; Ohio Secretary of State 1979-83; Ohio State Senate 1975-79)
  • Number of Classmates killed in combat in Vietnam…………………………….13
  • Classmates killed aboard U.S.S. Liberty, June, 1967............1
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- 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
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- SITREP -

  • Deceased Classmates (as of 4 September, 2003) ..…………………………………………………………123
  • (includes 100 graduates and 23 non-graduates)
  • 12. Attendance at the 40th Reunion (as of 10 September, 2003) ………………………………..………....733
  • (including 375 Classmates, 12 widows, and 346 spouses/guests)
  • Classmate with the greatest number of grandchildren:
  • -David Puckett (10)
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th 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

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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- LEGACY GIFT CHRONOLOGY -

22 Oct. 1998- At the 35th Reunion Class Meeting, the Class elected to explore the possibility of a perpetual and flexible “Living Legacy” form of gift to USNA at the 40th Reunion and to use the Class Foundation as the vehicle

Oct. 1998-Oct. 1999- Meetings with outside consultants

22 Oct. 1999- Duncan/Ring letter to the Class summarizing the “Living Legacy” concept and including several Q&As

6 Mar. 2000- Duncan/Ring letter to the USNAAA/NAF (RADM. Ron Marryott) re: elements of a possible Letter Agreement

Aug. – Sept. 2000 - Negotiations culminating in a Letter Agreement signed by the NAF,the Class of 1963, and the Class of 1963 Foundation

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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- LEGACY GIFT CHRONOLOGY -

25 Sept. 2000 - 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. 2001- All day meeting at USNA with 9 officials who made presentations on the various needs of USNA

5 June 2001- Duncan/Puckett letter to the Class re: status report

Oct. 2001 - Duncan/Puckett letter to the Class describing the Academic Center and recommending it as the “Living Legacy” gift at the 40th Reunion

22 Oct. 1998 – Present- Many formal meetings of the officers and trustees of the Class Foundation re: the “Living Legacy” campaign

Dec. 2002- Duncan/Puckett letters explaining the “Living Legacy” concept and soliciting contributions

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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- LEGACY GIFT CHRONOLOGY -

April 2003- Shipmate article (by Dean Bill Miller) re: the Class of 1963 and the Academic Center

June 2003- Puckett, Duncan, Maxfield, Arvedlund meeting with NAF officers.

Conceptual agreement on the “Living Legacy” aspect of the gift

July-Sept. 2003- 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

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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- CLASS GIFTS -

  • Scholarship assistance to 83 children of 44 deceased classmates (since 1974) ................... $ 652,000
  • Construction of Alumni Hall (30th 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
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- CLASS GIFTS -

  • The Chapel Flower Fund (for Parent’s Weekend) (2002) ................................................................ $ 3,500
  • Gifts by Mike and Sheila Bonsignore (2002-2003) ………………………………………….…… $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 (2002-2003) (approx.) ……………………………………… $ 180,000
  • - Class of 1963 Foundation ($25,000)
      • - Individual contributions/pledges ($155,000)
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Class of 1963

40th Reunion

19th September, 2003

- CLASS GIFTS -

  • Initial Corpus of a (40th 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