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June 13, 2024

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral E. Inman Carmichael, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (lower half) E. Inman “Hoagy” Carmichael on 23 January 2024 at age 90. Rear Admiral Carmichael enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in January 1955 and served as a naval aviator until his retirement in August 1988 as director of Logistics Plans Division (OP-40) in the Office of

April 5, 2024

In Memoriam: Lieutenant Louis A. Conter, USN (Ret.) The Last Living Survivor of USS Arizona (BB-39)

And then there were none. It is with deep regret I inform you that U.S. Navy hero and Arizona (BB-39) survivor Lieutenant Commander Louis A. "Lou" Conter passed away on 1 April 2024 at age 102. He was the last living survivor of the battleship Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. Lou enlisted in 1939 and was a quartermaster

March 22, 2024

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Robert P. Caudill Jr., USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Robert Paul Caudill on 1 December 2023 at age 87. Rear Admiral Caudill entered the U.S. Naval Reserve in March 1959 and served in the Medical Corps until his retirement in July 1990 as command surgeon for Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command. His commands included Naval

March 7, 2024

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral Richard H. Truly, USN

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral Richard Harrison “Dick” Truly, USN (Ret.), on 27 February 2024 at age 86. Vice Admiral Truly entered the U.S. Navy via the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps in September 1955, serving as a naval aviator and astronaut until his retirement in July 1989 as associate

March 7, 2024

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Jimmie B. Finkelstein, USN

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (lower half) Jimmie Bennie Finkelstein, U.S. Navy (Ret.), on 3 March 2024 at age 85. Rear Admiral Finkelstein enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in July 1960 and served as a public affairs officer (PAO) until his retirement in August 1989 as Chief of Information (CHINFO) in the

Feb. 12, 2024

In Memoriam: Admiral Bruce DeMars, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Admiral Bruce DeMars on 3 February 2024 at age 88. Admiral DeMars entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1953 and served as a submarine warfare officer until his retirement in October 1996 as the third director of Naval Reactors/Naval Nuclear Propulsion. His commands included Cavalla

Feb. 2, 2024

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral George A. Aitcheson Jr., USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral George Alfred Aitcheson Jr. on 25 January 2024 at age 93. Rear Admiral Aitcheson enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in April 1952 and served as a naval aviator until his retirement in July 1985 as director of Command and Control Planning and Programing Division in the Office of the

Jan. 25, 2024

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Stephen K. Chadwick, USN

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (lower half) Stephen Kent “Steve” Chadwick on 18 January 2024 at age 85. Rear Admiral Chadwick entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1957 and served as a surface warfare officer until his retirement in September 1990 as Commander Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific/Commander Naval

Jan. 4, 2024

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Brian L. Davies, USN

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Brian Llewellyn Davies on 30 December 2023 at age 54. Rear Admiral Davies entered the U.S. Naval Academy in July 1987 and served as a submarine warfare officer until his passing in December 2023 as director of the Learning to Action Drive Team on the Navy Staff. His commands

Dec. 22, 2023

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral Michael L. Cowan

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral Michael Lynn Cowan, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, on 10 December 2023 at age 78. Vice Admiral Cowan was drafted into the U.S. Naval Reserve in June 1971 and served in the Medical Corps until his retirement in October 2004 as director of Navy Medicine, 34th Surgeon General of the