Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson

ANNAPOLIS (NNS) — The Naval Academy family is devastated to learn one of the three victims in the Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting was one of our own, Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Class of 2019.  Josh was a member of 10th company and captained the...

ENS Joshua Kaleb Watson

  Family members have identified Joshua Kaleb Watson, 23, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, as one of the victims of Friday’s shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola. “Joshua Kaleb Watson saved countless lives today with his own,” Adam Watson...

CPT Joe Ronnie Hooper

There is a long-standing adage in combat arms branches that says “you haven’t had a full career until you’ve gotten an Article 15.” Well, this Vietnam War veteran had his share non-judicial punishments (authorized by Article 15 of UCMJ), racked up 115 confirmed kills...

Vice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley

John Bulkeley was a 1933 graduate of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Since Bulkeley could not gain an appointment to the Academy from his hometown in New Jersey, he got one from Texas instead.  Bulkeley joined the Army Flying Corps after...

MCPO Carl Brashear

Master Chief Boatswain’s Mate Carl Brashear grew up on a farm in Kentucky as part of a sharecropper family. After being educated in segregated schools, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1948 and underwent recruit training at Great Lakes, IL. After initial duty as a...

Bernard Schwartz

Bernard Schwartz (better known as Tony Curtis) was born June 3rd of 1925 in his hometown of the Bronx in New York. He lived there all the way until the second World War was declared from the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tony forged his mother’s signature and joined The...