“We are never ready to lose the ones we love, and the bonds forged here truly go beyond friendship. We are brothers and sisters, bound by that love. As is often said, we do not necessarily fight so much for the flag or the country as we do for the man or woman that fights beside us. And so we gather to honor their memory. These sixteen now go before us. They are the vanguard.”

– Adapted from the reflections of Chris Georgi

In Memoriam

Trevor J. Bast

April 20, 2012

Thomas A. Budrejko

February 22, 2012

Michael G. Clarke

December 28, 2011

Jeffrey S. Dixon

November 4, 2018

Matthew J. Drag

October 24, 2012

Teresa E. Elders

March 15, 2018

Terri S. Fussner

March 12, 2002

Kenneth J. Grant

February 1, 2008

Brian R. Hoke

October 22, 2016

James R. Lobb

October 5, 2015

Jason K. Meiners

February 3, 2001

John T. Nimmons

April 12, 2011

Daniel S. Park

July 22, 1999

Robin S. Pegram

December 5, 1993

Autumn R. Pevzner

December 5, 1993

Matthew E. Thompson

November 3, 2014


“…So hoist our colors, hoist them high,and vow allegiance true, so long as sunset gilds the sky, above the ocean blue. Just let us live the life we love, and with our voyage through, may we all muster up above, a-wearing Navy Blue.”

– from Navy Blue and Gold



Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,

And one clear call for me!

And may there be no moaning of the bar,

When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,

And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,

When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place

The flood may bear me far,

I hope to see my Pilot face to face

When I have cross’d the bar.

                                                                                                                    Alfred, Lord Tennyson