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Sept. 20, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral James Granville Storms III, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral James Granville Storms III, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 19 July 2022 at age 90. Rear Admiral Storms entered the Naval Reserve in September 1951 and served as a surface warfare officer until his retirement in September 1986 as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Surface Warfare

Sept. 20, 2022

In Memoriam: Vice Admiral Albert Joseph Herberger, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral Albert Joseph Herberger, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 26 August 2022 at age 91. Vice Admiral Herberger was commissioned in the U.S. Naval Reserve in February 1955 and served as a surface warfare officer until his retirement in April 1990 as deputy commander-in-chief/chief of staff for

Aug. 17, 2022

In Memoriam: World War II Ace Commander Dean S. Allard, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the passing of Navy World War II ace Commander Dean S. “Diz” Laird, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 9 August 2022 at age 101. Diz Laird entered the U.S. Navy in January 1942 and served as a naval aviator until his retirement in 1971 as the executive officer of Aviation Air Transportation Ferry Squadron THREE TWO

July 29, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Mary A. F. Hall, NC, USN

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (lower half) Mary Alice Fields Hall, Nurse Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 21 July 2022 at age 87. Rear Admiral Hall entered the U.S. Navy in November 1958 and served in the Nurse Corps until her retirement in October 1991 as director, Navy Nurse Corps. She was the first military

July 29, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral William E. Terry, USN

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral (lower half) William Edwin “Bill” Terry, U.S. Navy (Retired), on 10 July 2022 at age 82. Bill entered the U.S. Naval Reserve in June 1961, was commissioned in April 1963, and served as a naval aviator flying helicopters until his retirement in October 1994 as Commander, Combat

June 29, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Richard A. Riddell, USN

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Richard Anderson “Dick” Riddell, U.S. Navy (Ret.), on 27 May 2022 at age 81. Rear Admiral Riddell entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1958 and served as a submarine officer until his retirement in 1998 as the director of Test, Evaluation and Technical Requirements (N091) in the

June 28, 2022

In Memoriam: Rear Admiral Guy H.B. Shaffer, USN 

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Guy Henry Baskerville “Guy” Shaffer, U.S. Navy (Ret.), on 1 June 2022 at age 94. Rear Admiral Shaffer entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1947 and served as a submarine officer until his retirement in 1981 as the deputy director for operations of the Defense Nuclear Agency. His

July 30, 2020

Passing of Rear Adm. Richard C. Gentz, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Richard Corbett "Dick" Gentz, U.S. Navy (Retired) on July 27, 2020 at age 85. Dick Gentz entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1953 and served as a Naval Aviator until his retirement in 1991 as the Commander Naval Air Systems Command. Additional commands included VAW-125 and the Pacific

July 28, 2020

Passing of Rear Admiral Donald R. Eaton, USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Rear Admiral Donald Richard "Don" Eaton, U.S. Navy (Retired) on July 25, 2020 at age 83.  Don enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1957 and served as a Naval Flight Officer and then as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer (AMDO) until his retirement in 1994 as Assistant Commander, Fleet

July 4, 2020

Passing of Vice Adm. Edward A. Burkhalter, Jr., USN (Ret.)

It is with deep regret I inform you of the passing of Vice Admiral Edward Allen "Al" Burkhalter, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired) on July 1, 2020 at age 91. He entered the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1947 and served as a submarine officer and senior intelligence officer until his retirement in 1986 as the Director of the Intelligence Community Staff for the