Sunset and evening star,
   And one clear call for me!
 And may there be no moaning of the bar,
   When I put out to sea,
 But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
   Too full for sound and foam,
 When that which drew from out the boundless deep
   Turns again home.
 Twilight and evening bell,
   And after that the dark! 
 And may there be no sadness of farewell,
   When I embark;
 For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
   The flood may bear me far,
 I hope to see my Pilot face to face 
   When I have cross’d the bar.
                                          - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Funerals and Interments

Gordon Rutherford “Rusty” McDonnell (Co. 31)

23 September at 1030 – Memorial Service at the USNA Chapel followed by interment in the USNA Columbarium. Click HERE for Rusty’s obituary.

Thomas Joseph Barry (Co. 16)

1 September 1943 – 28 August 2021. Click HERE for Tom’s obituary.

For information on visiting the Columbarium and Cemetary, click HERE. Classmates who intend to be interred at the Naval Academy Columbarium will need to send the Academy a copy of their DD-214 to have on file. Your spouse also will be covered. Contact Anthony Whalen, awhalen@usna.edu, for details and to arrange services.


We remember and honor our classmates who have “cross’d the bar” ahead of us. If you wish to locate information about a deceased classmate, please click on the In Memorium button to send an email to the webmaster requesting any obituary information the class may have. Be sure to include your name and company number in the email along with the full name of the deceased.

USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

The USNA Virtual Memorial Hall exists to perpetuate the memory of alumni of the United States Naval Academy who have died in service to their country. As President Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address, “It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.”

We Remember: Honor Our Fallen Heroes Video