Famous Sailors

This list is comprised of people whose main fame comes from their life OUTSIDE their military service,
and should not be confused with "Noteworthy Sailors", although the two are not mutually exclusive.


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PHOTO

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

OTHER CLAIM TO FAME

 

Eddie Albert

(Edward Albert Heimberger)

22 Apr 1908
Rock Island, IL

26 May 2005 Pacific Palisades, CA

 (pneumonia)

* Circus Acrobat
* Singer

 * Actor
* Producer

movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hc&id=
1800012710&cf=biog&intl=us

grandtimes.com/eddie.html

 
  Lew Anderson

(Lewis Burr Anderson)

08 May 1922
Kirkman, IA
14 May 2006
Hawthorne, NY
* Clarabell the Clown on TV's Howdy Doody Show
 
  Richard L. Armitage

(Richard Lee Armitage)

26 Apr 1945
Boston, MA
Living * United States Naval Academy, Class of 1967
* 13th Deputy Secretary of State,
March 2001 - 2005

state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/2991.htm

 
  Harry Belafonte

(Harold George Belafonte, Jr.)

01 Mar 1927
New York City, NY
Living * Singer
 * Actor
* Producer
* Composer

bayarea.net/~floor13/music/harry.htm

belafonte-asiteofsites.com/

w1.871.telia.com/~u87125666/

specialweb.com/belafonte/

 
  John Bell 10 Dec 1944 Apr 1984 * Newport News High School, Class of 1962
* My Friend

nnhs65.00freehost.com
/memoriam62.html

 

Heisman Trophy Winner Joe Bellino
playing for the USNA

Courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/21/04

Joe Bellino

(Joseph Michael Bellino)

13 Mar 1938
Winchester, MA
Living * United States Naval Academy, Class of 1960
* Heisman Trophy Winner - 1960 * College Football Hall of Fame
- 1977
* Director of National Accounts for ADESA Boston
* Director - Northern Bank and Trust Company

webcom.com/collectr/fb/bellinoj.html

.heisman.com/years/1960.html

hickoksports.com/biograph/bellinoj.shtml

 
 

Jack Benny


(Benjamin Kubelsky)

 

14 Feb 1894
Chicago, IL

26 Dec 1974
Holmby Hills,
Los Angeles, CA


(pancreatic cancer)

* Actor
* Producer

jackbenny.org/

members.tripod.com/~jbotw/

comedyorama.com/great/
jack/benny.htm

seeing-stars.com/StarIndexes/
JackBenny.shtml

members.aol.com/vartox/benny.htm

 
 

Shelley Berman

(Sheldon Leonard Berman)

03 Feb 1926
Chicago, IL

Living

* Comedian
* Actor
* Director
* Teacher -
University of Southern California in the Master of Professional Writing Program (Humor Writing)

shelleyberman.com/

blockbuster.com/bb/person/details
0,7621,BIO-P++5739,00.html

 


John and Yogi Berra and their father

Yogi Berra

(Lawrence Peter Berra)

12 May 1925
St. Louis, MO

Living

* Baseball Hall of Famer

yogi-berra.com/

 


Boot Camp


 NYC
Jerry Blanchard

 (Gerald Wayne Blanchard)
02 June 1943
Lockgalley, WV
Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1962
* My Friend
* 1 July 2005 - Retired from the paper mill in West Point, VA  after 40 years, 6 months, 13 days
* Life Insurance Salesman for American General

"My time in the Navy was in the Amphibious fleet in South East Asia. Some time in S.V.N. as an advisor, in the use of close air support for troops ashore."

 


Courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 07/27/04

Humphrey Bogart

(Humphrey DeForest Bogart)

25 Dec 1899
New York City, NY

14 Jan 1957
Holmby Hills,
Los Angeles, CA


(cancer of the esophagus)

* Actor
* Producer

bogart-tribute.net

moderntimes.com/palace/
bogart.htm

 
 

Ernest Borgnine

(Ermes Effron Borgnine)

24 Jan 1917
Hamden, CT

Living

* Actor
* Producer

2.una.edu/library/borgnine/

bfi.org.uk/showing/nft/
interviews/borgnine/

slonet.org/vv/ipsloiff/files/
program/borgnine.html

tortillaflatsnyc.com/ernie.html

 
 

Lenny Bruce

(Leonard Alfred Schneider)

13 Oct 1925
Mineola, Long Island, NY

03 Aug 1966
Hollywood, CA


(drug overdose)

* Actor
 * Writer
* Director

members.aol.com/dcspohr/
lenny/lenny1.htm

freenetpages.co.uk/hp/lennybruce/

 
 

Raymond Burr

(Raymond William Stacy Burr)

21 May 1917
New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

12 Sep 1993
Sonoma, CA


(liver cancer)

* Actor
 * Wine Producer

raymondburrvineyards.com/

northernstars.ca/actorsabc/
burrbio.html

meredy.com/burrtriv.html

 
Chuck Burton

(Charles William Burton)

15 Feb l974
Newport, RI
Living * Son of Jean Poole Burton (NNHS - '64)
 
John Burton

(John Frederick Burton)

28 Oct 1940
Warren Co., NC
Living * Hampton High School,
Class of 1958
* Naval Underwater Warfare Center in Newport/Middletown, RI
* Husband of Jean Poole Burton (
NNHS - '64)
 

 

 

 

 

George Bush

(George Herbert Walker Bush)

12 June 1924
Milton, MA

Living

* Businessman
*
Member of U.S. House of Representatives,
1967-1971
*
U.S. Ambassador
to the United Nations,
1971-1973
* Chief of Mission,
U.S. Liaison Office to People’s Republic of China,
1974-1975
* Director of the Central Intelligence Agency,
1976-1977

*
Vice President of the U. S. , 1981-1989
* 41st President of the
U. S. (R),
1989-1993

whitehouse.gov/history/
presidents/gb41.html

grolier.com/presidents/
ea/bios/41pbush.html

bushlibrary.tamu.edu/

 
Johnny Carson

(John William Carson)

23 Oct 1925
Corning, IA
23 Jan 2005
Los Angeles, CA
* Comedian
* Television Host

en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/Johnny_Carson

 

Jimmy Carter

(James Earl Carter, Jr.)

01 Oct 1924
 Plains, GA

Living

* United States Naval Academy, Class of 1947
* Farmer
 * Author
* U. S. Naval Officer,
1946-1953
* Board of Education Chair, Sumter County,
 1955-62
*Georgia State Senator,
1963-66
* Governor of GA,
1971-1975
* 39th President of the U. S. (D),
1977-1981

whitehouse.gov/history/
presidents/jc39.html

gi.grolier.com/presidents/ea/
bios/39pcart.html

cartercenter.org/

jimmycarterlibrary.org/

 
 

Jim Cobb

(James Robert Cobb)

22 June 1947
 Goldsboro, NC

Living

* Newport News High School,
Class of 1966
* USNR - 7/66 - 6/72
* AZ3 served on USS Boxer (LPH-4) as Division Yeoman and Hanger Deck Tractor Driver
* Airman of the month - 2/68
* Vietnam Veteran
 

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64) of
Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03
  Jackie Cooper

(John Cooperman, Jr.)

15 Sep 1921
Los Angeles, CA
Living * Actor
* Director

classicfilm.about.com/library
/weekly/aa091601a.htm

 
 

Roger Corman

(Roger William Corman)

05 Apr 1926
Detroit, MI

Living

* Actor
* Producer
* Director
* Writer

brightlightsfilm.com/27/
cormaninterview1.html

theavclub.com/avclub3512/
avfeature3512.html

.newconcorde.com/roger.html

 
  Bill Cosby

(William Henry Cosby, Jr.)
12 July 1937
Philadelphia, PA
Living * Teacher
* Comedian
* Actor
* Producer
* Composer
* Director
 * Writer

* Author
 


1943

Tony Curtis

 (Bernard Schwartz)

03 June 1925
 The Bronx, NY

29 Sept 2010
Las Vegas, NV

* Actor
* Producer
* Artist

tonycurtis.com

tonycurtisfan.com/

classicstars.com/tonycurtis/

geocities.co.jp/Hollywood-Theater/3929/

 


1943

Kirk Douglas

(Issur Danielovich)

09 Dec 1916
Amsterdam, NY

Living

* Actor

classicfilm.about.com/library/
weekly/aa071998.htm

 
  Tom Ewell

(Samuel Yewell Tompkins)

29 Apr 1909
Owensboro, KY
12 Sep 1994
Woodland Hills, CA
* Actor
 


Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

(Douglas Elton Fairbanks, Jr.)

09 Dec 1909
New York City, NY

07 May 2000
New York City, NY


(heart attack)

* Actor
* Producer
* Writer

members.aol.com/Harlow
Gold/fairbanksjr.html

 
 

Bob Feller

(Robert William Andrew Feller)

03 Nov 1918
Van Meter, IA

 

* Baseball Hall of Famer, 1962
(Cleveland Indians)

cmgww.com/baseball/feller/

bobfellermuseum.org/

 

December 1945
Fred Field

(Fred W. Field)

07 June1928 Living * Newport News High School,
Class of June, 1945
 

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03

Henry Fonda

(Henry Jaynes Fonda)

16 May 1905
Grand Island, NE

12 Aug 1983
Los Angeles, CA


(cardio-respiratory arrest)

* Actor
* Producer

members.tripod.com/
~movie_pal/fonda.html

 


1944 - Gerald R. Ford, Jr. and an unidentified shipmate celebrate shore leave from
their duties aboard USS MONTEREY

Gerald R. Ford

(Gerald Rudolph Ford)

14 July 1913
Omaha, NE

Living

* Attorney
* Member of the U.S. House of Representatives,
1949-1973
* Vice President of the U. S.,
1973-1974
* 38th President of the U. S.,
1974-1977

whitehouse.gov/history/
presidents/gf38.html

gi.grolier.com/presidents/ea
/bios/38pford.html

ford.utexas.edu/

 

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03
Glenn Ford

(Gwylln Samuel Newton Ford)

01 May 1916
Sainte-Christine, Quebec, Canada

30 Aug 2006
Beverly Hills, CA

* Actor
* Producer


glennfordonline.com/
pages/384118/index.htm

meredy.com/glennfordtriv.html

 


About 1941 or 1942 - Alton Frix, Jr. and Alton
Richmond, VA

 Alton Frix

(Alton Glenn Frix)

15 Jan 1906
Charlotte, NC

02 Oct 1988
 Richmond, VA


(cancer)

* John Marshall High School, Richmond, VA, Class of 1923
* Insurance Broker
 (Connecticut Mutual Life)
* Virginia Division Commander, Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1976-1978
 * My Uncle

vascv.org/Camps.html

 
 

 Shecky Greene

(Sheldon Greenfield)

08 Apr 1926
Chicago, IL

Living

* Actor

jodavidsmeyer.com/combat/
personnel/bio_greene.html

 
  Ronnie Guilliams

(Ronald M. Guilliams)

30 Aug 1940
Newport News, VA
13 Oct 2003
Prince Edward Co., VA
* Newport News High School Class of 1958
* Fire and Rescue Service

nnhs65.00freehost.com
memoriam58.html

 
 

David B. Haight

(David Bruce Haight)

 02 Sep 1906
Oakley, ID

31 July 2004
Salt Lake City, UT

* Businessman
* Mayor of Palo Alto, CA,
1959-1963
* Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
1976-2004

lds.org/newsroom/biography/0,15609,
3959-1----41,00.html

 
  Billy Hanrahan.

(Billy Carlton Hanrahan)

11 Feb 1939
Newport News, VA
02 Feb 2004
Hampton, VA
*Newport News High School , Class of 1957
* County Surveyor/Draftsman,
York Co., VA

nnhs65.00freehost.com
memoriam57.html
 
Vice Admiral Harry L. Harty, Jr.

(Harry Lafayette Harty, Jr.)

25 July 1917
Gray's Point, Lawrence, MO
15 Aug 1986
Duval County, FL
* Virginia Military Institute
* U.S. Naval Academy,
Class of 1939
* Served in WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War
* Served on board the USS Saratoga
* Was on the staff of the Supreme Allied Powers under the command of Field Marshal Montgomery
* Served in Naval Operations for NATO
* Served as the Military Advisor to George Herbert Walker Bush
* Won two Distinguished Service Medals and  two Legion of Merit Awards
* Retired in 1974 after 39 years of service
* Paul's Third Cousin
 

Paul Harty

(Paul Hampton Harty, Jr.)

01 Aug 1943
 Bloomfield, Stoddard, MO

Living

* Bardolph High School, Bardolph, IL, Class of 1961
* Teacher
* Social Agency Worker
* Father of Seven, Including Six Eagle Scouts and One
Daughter
 * My Husband

angelfire.com/alt/ktulu/paulsenior.html

1967 - Norfolk, VA
 Paul Harty
16 Jan 1969 - Norfolk, VA - Capt. C.D. Everhart and Paul Harty

30 Aug 1969 - Norfolk, VA
 Carol and Paul Harty
01 May 1971 - Norfolk, VA - Lewis, Paul,
and  Carol Harty
 
Ramona Harty

(Ramona Ruth Harty)

28 Sept 1956
Macomb, IL
Living *  Southeast Missouri State University 
* Paul's Sister
 
  Robert A. Heinlein

(Robert Anson Heinlein)

07 July 1907
Butler, MO
08 May 1988
Carmel, CA
* United States Naval Academy, Class of 1929
* Science Fiction Author

http://www.wegrokit.com/bio.htm

 
 

Jesse Helms

(Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr.)

18 Oct 1921
Monroe, NC

04 July 2008 
Raleigh, NC

U.S. Senator - (R) - NC,
1973-2003

jessehelmscenter.org/index.asp#

wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Helms

 
  Pat Hingle

(Martin Patterson Hingle)

19 July 1924
Miami, FL
03 Jan 2009
Carolina Beach, NC
* Actor
 
Rodney  Holloman

(Rodney Earl Holloman)

13 June 1926
Wayne Co., NC
30 Apr 2006
Fayetteville, NC
* U. S. Navy:
01 Sep 1943  -  23 Jan 1964
* Army/Air Force Exchange Service, Food Operations Manager: 1964-1984
* My Friend

http://www.nnhs65.com/
Rodney-Holloman.html

31 Oct 1947
Mt. Olive, NC
"Just Married"
Alma Dail and Rodney Holloman
1962 - CPO Rodney Holloman
 
  Wilbert Horton

(Wilbert Oscar Horton)

08 Sept 1940
Elizabeth City, NC
23 Aug 2002
Sarasota, FL
* Newport News High School, Class of 1958
 
John R. Howard, Sr.

(John Robert Howard, Sr.)

02 Apr 1915 or 17 Dec 1976
Newport News, VA
* Father of John Howard, Newport News High School, Class of 1966
 
  Henry Hoyle

(Henry Bobbitt Hoyle)

28 June 1947 Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1965
* Computer Software Developer with SAIC
* My Very Distant Cousin
* My Friend
 
  Rock Hudson

(Roy Harold Scherer, Jr.)

17 Nov 1925
Winnetka, IL
02 Oct 1985
Beverly Hills,
Los Angeles, CA

(AIDS-related)

* Actor

 cmgww.com/stars/
hudson/hudson.html

 
  Mark Hutcherson

(Mark Richard Hutcherson)

Feb 1948 Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1966
* My Friend
* U.S. Navy 1969-70 Vietnam Vet
 

Lyndon B. Johnson

(Lyndon Baines Johnson)

27 Aug 1908
Stonewall, TX

22 Jan 1973
 San Antonio, TX


(heart attack)

* U.S. House of Rep. (D) - TX
* U. S. Senator (D) -  TX,
1948-1960
* Vice President of the U.S.,
1961-1963
* 36th President of the U. S.,
1963-1969

whitehouse.gov/history
/presidents/lj36.html

gi.grolier.com/presidents/ea/
bios/36pjohn.html

lbjlib.utexas.edu/

history.navy.mil/faqs/faq60-6.htm

homeofheroes.com/e-books/presidents/36_johnson.html

 


1941

John F. Kennedy

(John Fitzgerald Kennedy)

29 May 1917
 Brookline, MA

22 Nov 1963
Dallas, TX


(assassinated)

 

* Author
* Newspaper Correspondent
* U.S. House of Rep. (D) - MA,
1947-1953
* U. S. Senator (D) -  MA,
1953-1961;
* 35th President of the U. S., 1961-1963

whitehouse.gov/history/
presidents/jk35.htm
l

gi.grolier.com/presidents/
ea/bios/35pkenn.html

americanpresident.org/kotrain/
courses/JFK/JFK_In_Brief.htm

history.navy.mil/faqs/faq60-2.htm

jfk-assassination.de/

 


Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03

Gene Kelly

(Eugene Curran Kelly)

23 Aug 1912
Pittsburgh, PA

02 Feb 1996
Beverly Hills,
Los Angeles, CA

(complications from two strokes)

* Dancer
* Actor
* Director
* Producer
* Writer
* Composer
 

 
John Kerry

(John Forbes Kerry)

11 Dec 1943
Aurora, CO
Living

* U. S. Senator (D) -  MA,
1985 - Present

kerry.senate.gov/

 
 

Harvey Korman

(Harvey Herschel Korman)

15 Feb 1927
Chicago, IL

29 May 2008
Los Angeles, CA

* Actor
* Director
* Writer
* Producer

triviatribute.com/harveykorman.html

 

1943 Lucky Bag, USNA
Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 08/22/03
Jake LaBoon

(John Francis LaBoon, Jr.)

11 Apr 1921
Pittsburgh, PA
01 Aug 1988
Baltimore, MD
*United States Naval Academy , Class of 1943
* Ordained Minister
 
 

Jack Lemmon

(John Uhler Lemmon, III)

08 Feb 1925
Newton, MA
27 June 2001
Los Angeles, CA

(cancer)

* Actor

cnn.com/2001/SHOWBIZ/Movies
/06/28/lemmon.obit/

 
 

Harvey Lembeck

15 Apr 1923
Brooklyn, NY

05 Jan 1982
Los Angeles, CA


(heart attack)

* Actor
* Producer

members.aol.com/anthel/harvlemb.htm

 
  Guy Madison

(Robert Ozell Mosley)

19 Jan 1922
Bakersfield, CA
06 Feb 1996
Palm Springs, CA

(emphysema)

* Actor
* Producer

guymadison.com/

briansdriveintheater.com/guymadison.
html

 
Bill Marriott

(John Willard Marriott)

25 Mar 1932
Washington, D.C.

Living

* Chairman and CEO of Marriott International

wikipedia.org/wiki/J._W._Marriott,_Jr.

blogs.marriott.com/ 

.hotelchatter.com/tag/
Omni%20Hotels/2

 

John McCain

(John Sidney McCain, III)

29 Aug 1936
Panama Canal Zone

Living

 * United States Naval Academy,
Class of 1958
* Father of Seven
* U. S. Senator (R) -  AZ,
1987 -

mccain.senate.gov/

 
  George J. McIntosh

"Mr. Mac"

(George James McIntosh)
 

17 Sep 1914
Orange, NJ
04 May 2005
Fredericksburg, VA
* President of the Student Body, Randolph-Macon College
* High School Teacher, Coach, and Principal
* P
rincipal of Newport News High School, 1948 - 1958
* Assistant Superintendent
of Schools,
Newport News, VA, 1958 - 1965
* Superintendent of Schools, Newport News, VA, 1965 - 1975

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.
com/05-09-05-NNHS-

Mr-George-J-McIntosh.html

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.
com/staff-McIntosh.html

 

20 Dec 1998
Hillsboro, IL
Luke Merano

(Lucas Scott Merano)

30 Mar 1978
Hillsboro, IL
Living * Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, IL, Class of 1997
* Systems Management Student - Lincoln Land College
* My Friend

angelfire.com/ill/merano/

 
  Albert A. Michelson

(Albert Abraham Michelson)

19 Dec 1852
Strelno, Prussia
09 May 1931 Pasadena, CA *United States Naval Academy , Class of 1873
*  Measured speed of light while professor at USNA

.nobel.se/physics/laureates/1907
/michelson-bio.html

 

James Michener

(James Albert Michener)

03 Feb 1907
New York City, NY

16 Oct 1997
Austin, TX

(kidney failure)

* Author

grandtimes.com/michener.html

cnn.com/US/9710/16/michener.obit/

 

Sunday, September 2, 1945

Ed Monfalcone

(Edward Reuel Monfalcone)

about 1919
Newport News, VA
20 May 1994
Newport News, VA
* Newport News High School, Class of @ 1936
* Apprentice School
* Newport News Shipbuilding
( - 1985)
* Father of Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL
 

1945
Thomas S. Monson

Thomas S. Monson

(Thomas Spencer Monson)

21 Aug 1927
Salt Lake City, UT

Living

* Businessman
* Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
1963 - 2008
* 16th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
2008 - Present

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Thomas_S._Monson

thomassmonson.org/

 
  Robert Montgomery

(Henry Montgomery, Jr.)

21 May 1904
Beacon, NY
27 Sep 1981
New York City, NY

(cancer)

* Actor
* Director
* Producer
 
 
 

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

16 Mar 1927
New York City, NY

26 Mar 2003
Washington, D.C.

(complications from an emergency appendectomy)

* U. S. Senator  (D) -  NY,
1977-2001

nydems.org/moynihan/moynihan.html

creativequotations.com/one/1018.htm

 
Stan Musial

(Stanley Frank Musial)

"Stan the Man"

21 Nov 1920
Donora, PA

19 Jan 2013
Ladue, Missouri

* 12 Sept 1941 to 29 Sept 1963 - St. Louis Cardinals
* 1945 to 1946 - WWII, Seaman 1st Class
* 1954 - First player to hit 5 home runs in a double header against the New York Giants.
* 1957 -
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
* Upon retirement, held 17 major league, 29 National League and 9 All-Star game records
* 24 All-Star Games... Three MVP Awards... 475 Homers... 331 Batting Average... 3,630 Hits... 1,949 Runs Scored... Three World Series Rings... 1,951 RBIs... 3,026 Games... Seven Batting Titles... A Plaque in Cooperstown...
* 1963 -
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
* 1969 -
Baseball Hall of Fame
* 1989 -
St. Louis Walk of Fame

wikipedia.org/wiki/Stan_Musial

stan-the-man.com/

stlouiswalkoffame.org/inductees/
stan-musial.html

 
 
 

 

Paul Newman

(Paul Leonard Newman)

 26 Jan 1925
Shaker Heights, OH

26 Sept 2008
Westport, CT

(lung cancer)

* Actor
* Producer
* Director
* Writer

geocities.com/cbdtorbi/paul.html

thegoldenyears.org/newman.html

newmansown.com/

 

 

Richard M. Nixon

(Richard Milhous Nixon)

09 Jan 1913
Yorba Linda, CA

22 Apr 1994
New York City, NY

* Attorney
* 37th President of the U. S., 1969-1974

whitehouse.gov/history/
presidents/rn37.html

gi.grolier.com/presidents/
ea/bios/37pnixo.html

 
  Pat O'Brien

(William Joseph Patrick O'Brien)

11 Nov 1899
Milwaukee, WS
15 Oct 1983
Santa Monica, CA

(heart attack)

* Actor
 
  Brant Parker

(Brant Julian Parker)

26 Aug 1920
Los Angeles, CA
22 Apr 2007
Lynchburg, VA
* Cartoonist for "The Wizard of ID"

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/
entertainment/stories.nsf/story/
18CE4EEF014F429A862572C200
1459DE?OpenDocument

 

 

Carr, Juanita, and Carr Payne
Nashville, TN
M. Carr Payne

(Maxwell Carr Payne, Jr.)

09 Feb 1927
Nashville, TN
Living * Psychology Professor (Emeritus) at Georgia Tech
*  1986 - President, The Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
* My Mother's First Cousin, Once Removed

http://www.catalog.gatech
edu/programs/cos/psychology.php

http://www.cquest.utoronto.ca/env/
aera/aera-lists/aera-c/98-03/0075.html

http://www.soci.niu.edu/~sspp
/Presidents.html

 
  H. Ross Perot

(Henry Ross Perot)

27 June 1930
Texarkana, TX
Living

* United States Naval Academy, Class of 1953
* Business Titan
*Politician

perot.org/

texassciencesummit.org
/halloffame2k1/scannedinfo
/perotbio.htm

 
  Jack Powers

(John Franklyn Powers)

01 Sep 1918
South Norfolk, VA

14 June 1992
Newport News, VA

* Newport News High School History Teacher and Coach

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
/teach-Powers.html

 
Kenny Powers

(Kenneth E. Powers)

13 Aug 1922
Fieldon, IL
30 Oct 2003
Jerseyville, IL
* Farmer
* My Friend
1943 1945
Billie and Kenny
 
Doug Puckett

(Douglas Ralph Puckett)

01 Aug 1919
Appomattox, VA
31 Jan 1967
Newport News, VA
* Newport News High School, Class of 1939
* A
lso attended Stonewall Jackson Elementary School.
* Father of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ((NNHS - '65)
Doug Doug and Virginia
Portsmouth Naval Hospital, VA
 
  Chuck  Ragland

(John CharlesRagland)

20 May 1948 Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1966
* Brother of Butch Ragland ((NNHS - '63)
 
  Paul Randolph

(Paul James Randolph)

15 Oct 1950
Bay St. Louis, MS
12 Jan 2001
Yorktown, VA
* Newport News High School, Class of 1968
* Businessman

http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com
typhoondeaths.html

 
  Aldo Ray

(Aldo DaRe)

25 Sept 1926
Pen Argyl, PA
27 Mar 1991
Martinez, CA

(throat cancer)

* Actor
 
 

Don Rickles

(Donald Jay Rickles)

08 May 1926
New York City, NY

Living

* Actor

thehockeypuck.com/

aiwebs.com/chapel/rickles.htm

 
Marty Robbins

(Martin David Robinson)

26 Sept 1925
Glendale, AZ
08 Dec 1982
Nashville, TN

(complications following cardiac surgery)

* Singer
*  Songwriter
* Multi-instrumentalist
* Race Car Driver

martyrobbins.com/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Robbins
http://dianediekman.com/?p=625

 
  David Robinson   Living * United States Naval Academy, Class of 1987

 members.fortunecity.com/stefnba/
robinson/robinson_frame.htm

 
 

Soupy Sales

(Milton Supman)

08 Jan 1926
Franklinton, NC

22 Oct 2009
The Bronx, NY

* Actor

nnhs65.00freehost.com/obit-Soupy-Sales.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soupy_Sales

youtube.com/watch?v=q1Hha_yYh_U

amdest.com/stars/ssales.html

tvparty.com/soupy.html

yesterdayland.com/popopedia/
shows/saturday/sa1369.php

 
 

Pierre Salinger

(Pierre Emil George Salinger)

14 June 1925
San Francisco, CA

Living

* U. S. Senator  -  CA,
1964 - 
* White House Press Secretary,

howtoknow.com/chap15.html

rightsofchildren.org/P.%20SALINGER
%20Bio.htm

 

 

Budd Schulberg

(Seymour Wilson Schulberg)

27 Mar 1914
New York City, NY

Living

* Writer
* Actor
* Producer
* Director

 


1943 Lucky Bag, USNA

Alan B. Shepard

(Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.)

18 Nov 1923
Derry, NH

22 July 1998
Pebble Beach, CA

(leukemia)

* United States Naval Academy, Class of 1943
* One of the Original Seven Mercury Astronauts
* Writer

jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/shepard-alan.html

vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er/seh/
shepard.htm

johnshepler.com/articles/shepard.html

pambytes.com/mercury-redstone3/shepard.html

 
Benjamin Spock

(Benjamin McLane Spock)

2 May 1903
New Haven, CT
15 Mar 1998
La Jolla, CA

* Pediatrician
* Author

drspock.com/about/drbenjaminspock
/0,1781,,00.html

 

1947

1948

12/23/50

Oct 1955

Sept 1964

1966  USNA

1969  USNA

1970
 Athens

1975
USS Spruance

1977 Palma de Mallorca

1986

06/26/03
Norfolk, VA
Dave Spriggs

(David Arthur Spriggs)

19 Aug 1946
Newport News, VA
Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1964
* United States Naval Academy, Class of 1969
* U.S. Civil Service, U.S. Navy, Military Sealift Command
* My Friend

home.att.net/~spriggs/wsb/html/
view.cgi-home.html-.html

usna.edu/

gunboatriders.com/

msc.navy.mil/

nnhs65.00freehost.com/
reunion2004.html

 

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03
Robert Stack

(Robert Langford Modini Stack)

13 Jan 1919
Los Angeles, CA
14 May 2003
Beverly Hills,
Los Angeles, CA

(heart attack)
* Actor
 


1964 Lucky Bag, USNA

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 10/24/03

Roger Staubach

(Roger Thomas Staubach)

5 Feb 1942
Cincinnati, OH

Living

* United States Naval Academy, Class of 1965
* Football Quarterback: Heisman Trophy Winner - 1963 (Navy); Maxwell Award Winner - 1963 (Navy);
Led Dallas Cowboys to 2 Super Bowl Titles - 1972, 1978;
 Super Bowl MVP (1972);
 5-Time Leader Passer in NFC - 1971, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1979; Football Hall of Famer - 1985 (Dallas Cowboys: 1969-1979)
* Business Titan

famoustexans.com/rogerstaubach.htm

staubach.com/

fortunecity.com/olympia/madden/575
/pages/mvps/staubach.html

theamericanenterprise.org/taeon00b.htm

 
  Rod Steiger

(Rodney Stephen Steiger)

14 Apr 1925
Westhampton, NY
09 July 2002
Los Angeles, CA

(following pneumonia and kidney failure)

* Actor
 

Courtesy of Dave Spriggs ('64)
of Norfolk, VA - 06/01/03
Robert Taylor

(Spangler Arlington Brugh)
05 Aug 1911
Filley, NE
08 June 1969
Santa Monica, CA

(lung cancer)

* Actor

filmsofthegoldenage.com/foga/1999/
summer99/roberttaylor.html

userpage.fuberlin.de/~cimen/
classic_moviestars/robert_taylor/
webring.htm

 

 
  Spencer Tracy

(Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)

05 Apr 1900
Milwaukee, WI
10 June 1967
Beverly Hills,
Los Angeles, CA

(heart attack)
* Actor
 
Willie Turpin

(Willie C. Turpin, Jr.)

  Living * Newport News High School, Class of 1957


USS Vermilion AKA 107

http://www.navsource.org/
archives/10/02107.htm

1956 - Willie Turpin and John Wiedman serving their first tour at sea in the United States Naval Reserve (now known as the Navy Reserve) aboard Attack Cargo Vessel, USS Vermilion AKA 107 Willie Turpin
 
  Warren Uecker

(Warren Augusta Uecker)

25 Apr 1940
Freeport, IL
01 Sept 2007
Charlottesville, VA
* Hanover High School (IL), Class of 1958
* Husband of Betty Spain Uecker,
Newport News High School, Class of 1963
 
 

Cyrus Vance

(Cyrus Roberts Vance)

27 Mar 1917
Clarksburg, WV

12 Jan 2002
New York City, NY


(Alzheimer's disease)

* Secretary of the Army,
1962-1964
* Deputy Secretary of Defense,
1964-1967
* US Secretary of State,
1977-1980

dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/
secretaries/cvance.htm

 
 

Jesse Ventura

(James Joyce Janos)

15 July 1951
Minneapolis, MN

Living

* Wrestler
* Actor
* Mayor of Brooklyn Park, MN, 1991-1995
* Governor of MN,
1999-Present

jesseventura.com/

 
 

Mike Wallace

(Myron Leon Wallace)

09 May 1918
Brookline, MA

 07 Apr 2012
New Canaan, CN

* News Correspondent

cbsnews.com/stories/1998/07/09/
60minutes/main13549.shtml

 
  Harold Waters

(William Harold Waters)

31 May 1947
Spartanburg, SC
24 Feb 2001
Hampton, VA

(heart attack)

* Newport News High School, Class of 1965
* My Friend

nnhs65.00freehost.com/
memoriam.html

 

1956 - Willie Turpin and John Wiedman serving their first tour at sea in the United States Naval Reserve (now known as the Navy Reserve) aboard Attack Cargo Vessel, USS Vermilion AKA 107
John Wiedman

(John Herman Wiedman)


 
11 July 1939


 

24 Nov 2002
Newport News, VA
* Newport News High School, Class of 1957


USS Vermilion AKA 107

http://www.navsource.org/
archives/10/02107.htm

nnhs65.00freehost.com/
memoriam57.html

 

 

Herman Wouk

27 May 1915
New York City, NY

Living

* Writer
* Author

kirjasto.sci.fi/wouk.htm

college.columbia.edu/cct/may02/
may02_profile_wouk.html

loc.gov/loc/lcib/0012/words_wouck.html

eilatgordinlevitan.com/kurenets/
k_pages/stories_wouk.html


Eternal Father, Strong to Save - The Navy Hymn
(Original Words)

Eternal Father, Strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bid'st the mighty Ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to thee,
for those in peril on the sea.

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee,
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

- The Rev. William Whiting
(1825 - 1878)

history.navy.mil/faqs/faq53-1.htm





"Victory at Sea" midi courtesy of http://contexas.com/midispat.html at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/19/03
 Thanks, Dave!

Navy Flag courtesy of http://www.4armedforces.com/product/0100_F2NS also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 06/29/04
Thanks again, Dave!  And those four gold bars are for you, Captain.

"Don't Tread on Me" Flag courtesy of Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/29/30
Thanks, Joe!

U.S.S. Wisconsin images courtesy of http://navysite.de/bb/bb64.htm at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/11/04
OOOOH!  Thanks, Dave!


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