’66 Sail On Solo (SOS)

We are a group of ’66 widows who would like to maintain contact with the Naval Academy, a particularly important part of our husbands’ lives. Although we come from different parts of the country and different circumstances, we share a unique bond with each other. Therefore, we have established a network to form friendships and offer mutual support, helpful advice, useful information and comfortable camaraderie to one another.

All ’66 widows are welcome to join our group. We connect primarily through emails, texts, notes, cards or calls and a Zoom meeting on the first Monday of the month at 4 pm (USNA time). We look forward to opportunities to meet in person, either at a tailgate or reunion in Annapolis “where Severn joins the tide” or perhaps in other locales “when two or three shall meet, and old tales be retold.” In this way, we hope to keep the ties that bind us to the Navy Blue and Gold.

If you are interested in being included in our ’66 Sail On Solo group, please send your contact information to: Linda McCook at limccook@gmail.com.

55th (+1) Reunion September 1- 4, 2022

You Are Invited!

USNA ’66 Class President, General Carl Fulford, would like to invite you to participate in the 55th (+1) reunion September 1-4, 2022 in Annapolis, MD. Click HERE for a copy of the letter that was emailed to all surviving spouses for whom the class has email addresses. If you are a USNA Class of 1966 surviving spouse and did not receive this letter, please contact Class secretary, Mike Baird, at pmbaird@verizon.net. He will ensure you are on the distribution list for all future correspondence.

Financial Support for Surviving Spouses

It has always been The Class of 1966 policy to have Surviving Spouses attend all of the Reunion functions at no cost. Thus, when a Surviving Spouse signs up for the Reunion functions, no charges for any function will be incurred. However, if a Surviving Spouse has remarried or is accompanied, she will incur no charges, but her husband or companion will have to pay for the Reunion functions.

Special Note to Surviving Spouses from Chuck Grutzius:

Ladies of SOS and Other Widows …

As you may already know, The Class of 1966 is pleased to assist Widows of our deceased Classmates to attend our 55th + 1 Reunion this coming September. We will gladly reimburse all Widows who attend our Reunion for lodging and travel expenses. It is not necessary to show financial need. All a Widow has to do is to request reimbursement. They can either request reimbursement now or wait until the expense is charged to their credit card. To request reimbursement, please send me an e-mail at elexsys.cg@att.net with their receipt(s) for lodging and/or travel attached to the e-mail. I will then send them a check.

If desired, they may send me hard copies of their lodging and/or travel receipts to me at 85 Covenant Way, Bumpass, VA 23024.

If requesting reimbursement by mail or e-mail, please verify your current mailing address. Should you have other concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail elexsys.cg@att.net or Cell at 703-244-0456.

Blessings to All with high expectations to see you in September in Annapolis.

Chuck Grutzius
Class of 1966

Register Now for the Reunion!

Surviving Spouses are invited to click on the large blue & gold button below to register for the reunion events.

Please note! If you need to make any edits after you’ve established your Reunion Registration Record (for example, if you want to add or delete a specific event), simply click on the blue button below to log-in again. Once you’ve logged in, click on the red “Continue Registration” box and make your edits.

If you have any trouble accessing your special event registration page, please contact Therese Long, the Class webmaster, at usna66webmaster@gmail.com.

To reserve your room at one of the official reunion hotels, please Click HERE.