Latest Letter from Sean
Greetings Class of 1979,
is here and that brings weddings, vacations, fireworks, heat
waves, beaches, mountains, fishing, and, perhaps best of all, a
new class of Plebes – this time the Class of 2021. Hard to
believe, but we may not be too far off from having a legacy
grandchild in a future class. Our own Link in the Chain class,
the Class of 2029 are now a bunch of ten (or so) year olds.
Anybody have a 10-year old grandchild/future Midshipman?
a lot of gouge to relay to you so please read to the end.
up is my thanks to everyone who participated in the annual
All-Academy Challenge. I know the Alumni Association raised a
lot of money, but I have not heard where we finished. I guess I
should just say, “I’ll find out, Sir!”
38th Anniversary of graduation and commissioning –
May 30th – I joined numerous other 79ers at VADM Joe
Mulloy’s Retirement Ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard. Joe
was our last Active Duty Navy classmate and now LtGen Bob Walsh,
USMC, stands alone as the last man in the class still on ACDU.
Congratulations to Joe and Beth as they move into the unfamiliar
civilian role. The Mulloy family continues to serve though –
both sons are USNA Grads (Connor just graduating days before
Dad’s retirement). A nice tribute to the extended family was put
together by Mission BBQ and I urge you to watch -
http://m.mission-bbq.com/stories-of-service - Go to the
“Stories of Service” column and find Joe’s family.
received the following request from another classmate - Do you
happen to know anyone with a spare class crest pin? My mom
lost one and is looking for a replacement. Contact me if you do
and I’ll put you in touch with that classmate.
is an interesting request from the Alumni Association – perhaps
one of you knows the answer: From Noreen Frenaye <noreen.Frenaye@usna.com>
I am working on a project in which I need to know if there are
any Naval Academy graduates buried in any of the American
Cemeteries in Europe. Currently, I am looking for those in
Normandy, or perhaps on the Missing in Action Wall in Normandy,
but I’d like to gather any and all information for future use.
If you are aware of any Naval Academy graduate buried in any of
these cemeteries, please let me know. To clarify… while there
may not be anyone from your class buried in one of the American
Cemeteries in Europe, if you are able to pass this email along
to your classmates, it’s possible someone is aware of a USNA
grad who is a family member, etc., who may be buried there. Back
to me, I can only imagine this request will push to all overseas
cemeteries. If you have the requested information, please
contact Noreen directly.
Classmail email service has shifted to a Google Gmail system I
am attaching an instruction sheet about this for all of you on
with summer just beginning, next up will be Fall – and that
means Navy Football. You can find the schedule at Navysports.com
but I want to encourage those of you near our Road Games
locations to consider attending the game in your area. The
schedule for Away Games is:
Florida Atlantic – September 1 for our Boca Raton, Florida
– September 30
Memphis – October 14
– November 2 (Philadelphia)
Dame – November 18 (South Bend, IN)
Houston – November 24
on – President Trump has nominated Industrialist and former
Marine Richard V. Spencer for Secretary of the Navy. Spencer,
who lives in Wyoming, served as Marine aviator from 1976, after
graduating from Rollins College, until 1981. He left the service
as a Captain in 1981. Spencer served as the chief financial
officer and vice chairman of the electronic commodities futures
exchange Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. until 2008. He’s
currently the managing director of Fall Creek Management, LLC.
Of course, Spencer will take over SECNAV duties from our own
Sean Stackley who has been acting SECNAV since January 20th.
Sean has been busy, dealing with both the good and the bad, and,
sadly, the tragic USS Fitzgerald collision. If you can find a
YouTube or similar link to his speech at the USNA graduation
this year it is well worth your time to watch.