Obituaries and Memorials

Rufus Harris Jr. – Class of 1944

2019-03-02T13:54:34+00:00

January 29, 2018 Rufus Carrollton Harris, Jr. died peacefully on Monday, January 29, 2018. Rufus was born September 6, 1923 in Macon, Georgia to Mary Louise Walker and Dr. Rufus Carrollton Harris. He is survived by his children: Elizabeth Harris Hawk (Thomas), Rufus Carrollton Harris, III (Victoria), Louise Harris Saik (Clifton), Douglas King Harris (Diana); his loving wife of 39 years Mary Lou Hevron Harris and her children: Michele Lafaye Lopiccolo (Frank) and Edward Emory Lafaye, III (Olivier); and his brother Dr. Joseph Henry Walker Harris (Elvy). He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren who called [...]

Rufus Harris Jr. – Class of 19442019-03-02T13:54:34+00:00

Louie Kontz Harris – Class of 1956

2019-03-03T17:58:04+00:00

1932 - 2017 Louie Kontz Harris, born May 25, 1932 passed away peacefully on Friday, June 23,2017. He was the son of the late Rufus Carrollton Harris and Louise Walker Harris of Monroe, GA. Louie, in his first marriage, was the beloved husband of the late Maxine Marie Kentzel with whom he had his much-loved children Louie Kontz Harris, Jr. and Maxine Henriette Harris. He later married Lucie Pasquier Baker Murphy and was a good friend to her children Nancy Baker Hagen (Dan), John Elliott Baker and Lucie Adele Baker (Bill Robinson) He is survived by his daughter-in-law, [...]

Louie Kontz Harris – Class of 19562019-03-03T17:58:04+00:00

Col Stanley H Carpenter – Class of 1946

2019-03-03T18:01:38+00:00

Stanley Hammack Carpenter, 75, a retired Marine Corps colonel and aeronautical engineer who specialized in weapon development and flight safety issues, died of emphysema Sept. 20 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Alexandria. Col. Carpenter, an aviator, served 30 years in the Marines before retiring in 1974 as chief of air operations at Quantico. He participated in the Inchon landing during the Korean War. In 1968 and 1969, he served in Vietnam as an officer in charge of Chu Lai Air Base and as commanding officer of an air operations support group in Da Nang. Col. Carpenter, a [...]

Col Stanley H Carpenter – Class of 19462019-03-03T18:01:38+00:00

Lt Jg Joseph J Parpal – Class of 1944

2019-03-02T08:59:30+00:00

August 6, 1945 Lt Jg Joseph John Parpal was lost with the crew of the USS Bullhead, a submarine which was sunk by Japanese forces in August 1945, the last US Navy ship lost in WWII. Departing Fremantle for her third war patrol, BULLHEAD (LCDR E. R. Holt, Jr.) on 31 July 1945, started for her area (from 110° 00'E to 115° 30'E, in the Java Sea). She was to leave her patrol area at dark on 5 September and head for Subic Bay, P.I. CAPITAINE and PUFFER were also to patrol in the Java Sea area, as [...]

Lt Jg Joseph J Parpal – Class of 19442019-03-02T08:59:30+00:00

Lt Jg Rosolino J Territo – Class of 1963

2019-03-05T14:03:28+00:00

March 9 1965 March 09,1965: Lt. (jg). Rosolino J. Territo, 23, of NAS Lemoore was killed when his A4C Skyhawk BuNo 147817 crashed and exploded in swampland east of St. Vincent's Hill as it was about to make a radar landing at Hamilton AFB at 7:20 p.m. yesterday. Territo’s plane was one of two making a practice radar approach to the base, to gain experience in landing at unfamiliar fields. He was followed by instructor Lt. Harold D. Barnhart of Lemoore, who said he lost visual and radio contact with Territo minutes before they were supposed to land. San [...]

Lt Jg Rosolino J Territo – Class of 19632019-03-05T14:03:28+00:00

John Weinmann – Class of 1950

2019-03-03T18:04:36+00:00

1929 - 2016 Mr. Weinmann was ambassador to Finland from 1989 to 1991 and chief of protocol from 1991 to 1993. The latter position is a State Department post; its holder advises the president, vice president and secretary of state on protocol matters. In a 1996 interview, Mr. Weinmann said his first day as chief of protocol was nerve-racking. Four hours after he was sworn in, he had to have everything ready for Czech President Vaclav Havel's arrival at the White House. "I was very nervous," he said. "I knew nothing about the job - I mean, nothing." [...]

John Weinmann – Class of 19502019-03-03T18:04:36+00:00

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 1963

2019-03-03T18:05:55+00:00

1945 - 1968 The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant Joe E. Allen (MCSN: 0-103089), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company D, First Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the evening of 24 May 1968, Second Lieutenant Allen's platoon established an ambush on a suspected enemy infiltration route in Thua Thien Province. Alertly observing a numerically superior [...]

2nd LT Joe E Allen – Class of 19632019-03-03T18:05:55+00:00

Lt Patrick L Ruth – Class of 2008

2019-03-05T14:07:29+00:00

The Navy identified pilot Lt. Patrick Lawrence Ruth and student aviator Lt. j.g. Wallace Eugene Burch as the two sailors who died in an Oct. 1 crash. Their T-45C Goshawk trainer jet crashed near Tellico Plains, Tenn., near the Cherokee National Forest in the eastern part of the state, and could not be reached until the next day due to the remote location. The two were on a training mission and were assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 7 at Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss. Ruth, 31, from Metairie, La., began his Navy career in the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps at [...]

Lt Patrick L Ruth – Class of 20082019-03-05T14:07:29+00:00

Ens Peter W Saravo – Class of 1965

2019-03-05T14:08:37+00:00

Ensign Saravo was killed in a plane crash while training on Feb 14, 1967. While flying a solo night flight Saravo reported problems with the aircraft. He was ordered to drop fuel and return to base. His plan crashed on landing. Saravo did not survive the crash.

Ens Peter W Saravo – Class of 19652019-03-05T14:08:37+00:00

Lt Jg Kenneth Bates – Class of 1976

2019-03-05T14:13:13+00:00

On December 12, 1979 at about 4:00A.M., Navy Lieutenant J.G. Ken Bates was killed when the Grumman A-6 aircraft he piloted, NG523, Bureau Number 151566, pitched violently and suddenly into the ocean about 100 miles off San Diego immediately after having been catapult-launched from the aircraft carrier Constellation. The crash occurred within two to three seconds after launch and within several hundred feet forward of the bow of the Constellation. Neither the bodies of Lieutenant Shaw and bombardier-navigator Lieutenant Bates nor the wreckage of NG523 were ever recovered.

Lt Jg Kenneth Bates – Class of 19762019-03-05T14:13:13+00:00