12/8/16

Death of a Classmate - Colonel Glen Sanford USMC (Ret) - 20th Co


Colonel Glen Sanford USMC (Ret) died 21 September 2016 of Parkinson's.  Glen was  born and raised in Miami, Florida, and enlisted in the Marines after high school.  Following Parris Island Boot Camp, he received training at Radio School in California, and then became an instructor. Glen then attended NAPS, Newport, RI where he received a  SECNAV appointment.  "Sandy" was in the 20th company and lived in the 4th Wing of Bancroft Hall.  He graduated With Distinction (#38 of 855 graduates) with a Marine commission.   After Basic School training, Quantico, VA, he joined the 3rd Marine Division in Japan as an Infantry Platoon Commander.  He  then moved to Okinawa  as the Regimental S-4 (Logistics & Supply). In 1956 he became a Company Commander, Infantry Training Regiment, Camp Pendleton, CA, and later Aide to Major General Good.  From 1958 to 1961 he was a tactics instructor and Platoon Commander of new Lieutenants at The Basic School.  In March 1959, Glen married Carol McWhorter, his OAO since Midshipman days.   In 1961, they returned to the Academy; he as a Company Officer.  During his second year, Glen's company won Color Company.  Glen then attended PG School, Monterey, CA. and earned an EE Degree.  Afterwards, he served at Headquarters, USMC in the Comm-Elec Division.  In 1968 he joined the 1st Marine Division, Vietnam, where he was Operations Plans Officer, Division Staff.  Then, Sandy  moved to HQFMFPAC, Camp Smith, HI where he served in G-4;  Logistics Planning.  He then attended the Air War College, Montgomery, AL. while also earning an MBA from Auburn University.  Then he moved to Headquarters, USMC where as an Action Officer and Planner he managed US personnel evacuation from Vietnam, Cambodia, and the recapture of the Mayaguez from Cambodian Forces.  He then joined the 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, CA, where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations & Training). He retired 1 July 1978. Sandy's personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with "V," and the Meritorious Service Medal.  He then worked for Computer Sciences Corporation,  San Diego, CA until 1993.  He and Carol then retired to Sandpoint, ID.  Sandy was predeceased by Carol,  his loving wife of 55 years. He is survived by three sons;  Paul, Andy (Katy), Jay (Stacy), four grandsons, and his sister Mary Cogswell.  Memorial Services were held in San Diego at the Miramar National Cemetery, where Glen and Carol now rest together.   

12/6/16

President-elect Donald Trump to attend Army-Navy game



President-elect Donald Trump will attend Saturday's Army-Navy football game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, a U.S. Naval Academy spokesman confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.
Like past U.S. presidents who have attended the game, Trump is expected to honor the longtime tradition of sitting on Army's side of the field in the first half and moving to Navy's side in the second in a symbol of neutrality.
President Barack Obama attended the game in 2011, when Navy beat Army 27-21 at FedEx Field outside Washington, D.C. Obama attended the game with Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's wife, Jill. Obama tossed the coin at the start of the game, visited wounded soldiers and their families and appeared on the CBS broadcast during the game.
"They're the best we have to offer," Obama said at the time.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first U.S. president to attend the Army-Navy game in 1901. According to the U.S. Naval Academy, nine different Presidents have attended the game a total of 19 times. Harry S. Truman attended the most Army-Navy games, going to seven straight from 1945 to 1951. President George W. Bush attended in 2001, '04 and '08.
Navy will be looking to extend its winning streak over Army to 15 consecutive games. The Midshipmen won 21-17 in Philadelphia last season, scoring the winning touchdown on Keenan Reynolds' 50-yard pass to Jamir Tillman with 5:51 left. The Black Knights are 9-8-2 when a president attends the game, but Navy has won the last three times it occurred.
Both teams come into Saturday's game with winning records -- the Black Knights are 6-5 and the Midshipmen are 9-3 -- for the first time since 2010.

12/3/16

Temple cruises past Navy 34-10 to capture AAC championship





ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temple's defense stuffed Navy's running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday.

After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury.

Although the defeat took Navy out of the running for the Cotton Bowl, the Midshipmen are expected to play in the Armed Forces Bowl after facing Army next Saturday.

The Owls extended their winning streak to seven and earned their first league title since finishing atop the Middle American Conference in 1967. Temple lost to Houston in last year's AAC Championship game.

This time, the Owls dominated from the outset. Not only did Temple open with TD drives of 75, 59 and 70 yards, but the defense quashed a Navy attack that was averaging 61 points over its previous three games.

The Midshipmen had scored on 34 of 38 drives — including 33 touchdowns — before being denied on their first three possessions by Temple. Worth was injured at the end of the third drive and did not return.

That spelled doom for an offense that produced more than 500 yards in each of its last three games. Navy finished with 306 yards, 168 on the ground.

Backup quarterback Zach Abey went 7 for 13 for 104 yards and two interceptions. He ran for 70 yards. He was operating without running backs Toneo Gulley and Darryl Bonner both of whom left with first-half injuries.

The result was the end of Navy's 15-game home winning streak.

Walker went 16 for 25 for 199 yards, and middle linebacker Jarred Alwan led the Owls defense with 13 tackles.

Temple took the suspense out of the game with an early show of offensive firepower. After Walker completed a 13-yard pass for Keith Kirkwood on fourth-and-7 from the Navy 28, Jahad Thomas ran for a 15-yard score.

A 22-yard touchdown pass to Ventell Bryant made it 14-0, and Walker followed a Navy turnover with a perfectly thrown long pass that Kirkwood caught in stride for a 56-yard score.

The injury to Worth occurred on Navy's next possession.

After falling behind 24-3 at halftime, the Midshipmen got a 47-yard run from Abey during a drive late in the third quarter that ended with the quarterback scoring from the Temple 1.

A 42-yard field goal by Aaron Boumerhi with 10:17 left ended any hope of a Navy comeback. 

11/30/16

Death of a Class Widow - Mrs. Suzanne Lyttle Olsen



   There will be a Service of Committal at the Columbarium on Friday, 02 December 2016 at 1030 for Mrs. Suzanne Lyttle Olsen.  Suzanne Olsen was the widow of CDR Robert Miller Olsen Sr., USN (Ret), Class of 1954.  He died in December 2013.  Mrs. Olsen also has a child who died in 1970 buried in the cemetery, as well as a son, Robert Jr., USNA c/o 1984 inurned in the Columbarium.   


11/28/16

Death of a ClassMate - Capt. Oscar Alfred 'Oz' Herzer (RET) - 23rd Co.




Capt. Oscar Alfred 'Oz' Herzer (RET) died at home November 26, 2016 at the age of 85. He was born on December 11, 1930, the son of Alfred and Emma Marshall Herzer. 

Oz enlisted in the Navy in 1948, and upon graduation from the Naval Academy Preparatory School received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated class of 1954 and received his wings of gold in 1955.

His 28 year military career as an S-2 pilot included tours with VS-32 as a power plants officer, VT-28 as a flight instructor, VS-31 as a training officer, USS Kearsarge as an aircraft maintenance officer and Commanding Officer of VS-37. He attended the Naval War College in Newport, R.I. and after graduation was assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. His last tour of duty was with the CINCLANT Airborne Command Post at Langley Air Force Base.

After retiring from the navy, Oz taught math at Virginia Beach Middle School for 15 years.

Oz was a kind and gentle soul. He enjoyed his many friendships, but spending time with his academy classmates at luncheons and especially Army/Navy game day meant so much to him.

Oz was an active member of Eastern Shore Chapel where he was an acolyte and thoroughly enjoyed being a member of the Peanut Group.

Oz is survived by his wife Sally-Louise Herzer, his daughter Mary Louise Herzer of Virginia Beach, Va.; his son Christopher Marshall Herzer and his daughter-in-law Jacqueline Ann Herzer of Jacksonville, NC; and his four grandsons Ian, Aaron, Simon and Jonah as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Oz's life will be conducted on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00am at the Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church at 2020 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. Interment will be at a later date at the United States Naval Academy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Eastern Shore Chapel Food Closet, ESC Parish Day School or to MediHome Health and Hospice, 530 Independence Pkwy., Suite 200, Chesapeake, Va. 23320.

11/23/16

Death of a ClassMate - William Frank "Bill" Holtz - 2nd Co.



William Frank "Bill" Holtz, age 83, of Davidson, NC died on November 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Diane W. Holtz; his daughter Karin Holtz of Darnestown, MD; daughter Jennifer Ross of Kirkland, WA and his son Gregory Holtz of Atlanta, GA and eight grandchildren. Bill was born in Irvington, NJ, to parents Max Holtz and Jean Steinberg. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1954 and served four years in the Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He graduated from Wharton Business School in 1960. In the same year, he started his career at IBM, where he worked for more than 30 years in the New York City area while living in Wyckoff, NJ and later based in Paris, France. In 1995, Bill and Diane retired to Seabrook Island, SC where he was very involved in the tennis and golf communities. Bill was mayor of the Town of Seabrook Island for two terms from 2009 - 2013. In 2015, Bill and Diane moved to The Pines at Davidson, NC where Diane still resides. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Sea Island Habitat for Humanity, SC or Hospice and Palliative Care - Iredell County, NC. Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home
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Huntersville, NC 28078
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Nov. 22, 2016



11/21/16

Death of a Classmate - Richard Paul Sassone - 16th Co.



Richard Paul Sassone  passed away peacefully on Nov. 15, 2016 due to complications from Alzheimer
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s disease. Richard, a 1948 graduate of Dedham High School, was an outstanding catcher for the school and after graduation tried out for the Boston Red Sox before heading to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. When he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954 he began a 22 year career in the Air Force that included receiving a Masters degree in Engineering from Texas A & M and a tour of duty in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, Richard taught computer science to college graduates and 9th grade math in Medfield before turning to a 10 year career with GTE. Upon retirement, he spent countless hours as a volunteer at the West Roxbury VA hospital in the Disabled American Veterans Department where he was called friend by administrators, cafeteria workers, doctors, maintenance workers and anyone he happen
ed
 to pass in the hallways. Those who knew Richard always knew where they stood with him and what his stance was on many issues. They will always remember him for his generous spirit in helping when asked and his love for his family. He is survived by many loved him in return including sons, daughters, grandchildren, friends and many four-legged furry companions he also called friends. The family requests any donations be made to Best Friends Animal Society, an organization he supported due to his unwavering love for animals. See www.bestfriends. org Services will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11:00 at the Foxboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, 308 Central Street in Foxboro, with a burial following at 1:30 at the Bourne National Veterans Cemetery.

Published in The Medfield Press from Nov. 18 to Nov. 28, 2016



Death of a Class Widow - Mrs Robert Olsen -19th Co.



Suzanne Lyttle Olsen passed away from lung cancer on July 27, 2016 in Kalispell, MT at the age of 79. Sue was born on November 3, 1936 in Long Beach, CA to Maisa and Kenneth Caldwell. She graduated from Boston University in 1958 and began a career as a registered nurse. She married her husband of 54 years, CDR Robert M. Olsen, in August of 1960 at the United States Naval Academy Chapel. They traveled the world with the Navy, including living in Bangkok, Thailand, as well as Honolulu, Monterey, CA, Annapolis, MD, Phoenix, AZ, Atlanta, GA and finally to Kalispell, MT. The PEO philanthropic organization and the care and well-being of dogs were two of her life's passions of which she devoted much time and attention. Sue is survived two sons, Scott and Pete, daughters-in-law Leslie and Simone, as well as 7 grandchildren, Andy, Jeff, Lindsay, Caitlin, Jesse, Joey, and Nikki. A memorial service will be held on December 2, 2016, 10:30am at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium where she will be put to rest alongside her husband and sons Rob and Andy.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 19, 2016



11/20/16

Worth scores 4 TDs, Navy beats East Carolina 66-31



Worth scores 4 TDs, Navy beats East Carolina 66-31



Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Navy's ground attack was relentless, and its defense definitely got the job done when it mattered.
And now Navy has something it has never had before -- a division championship.
Will Worth rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns and Shawn White added 150 yards and three scores as Navy walloped East Carolina 66-31 on Saturday.
The win gave the Midshipmen (8-2, 6-1 AAC) the American Athletic Conference's West Division title and propelled them into the conference championship game, while the Pirates (3-8, 1-6) lost for the eighth time in their last nine games. Navy, which will be playing in its first conference title game, leads the all-time series 5-1.
"This feels great," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "Nobody gave us much respect this year, and our kids took that to heart all season. Our kids have kept their mouths quiet, and I'm proud of the way they've played. We're excited about this win."
The result spoiled ECU's senior day celebration for Zay Jones, who passed former teammate and current Atlanta Falcon Justin Hardy for the FBS career receptions record.
Jones caught 12 passes for 212 and two touchdowns, giving him 392 career catches. Jones broke Hardy's old record of 387 catches -- for 4,541 yards and 35 touchdowns -- set two seasons ago.
"We fought hard, but this is one of those games, especially when you play against a team like Navy," ECU's first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery said. "The two three-and-out possessions, scored touchdowns and the muffed kickoff return make it hard to get into the game when you're trying to steal possessions. I'm just so happy for Zay. He has just been wonderful -- he had a seamless transition into this new staff and new situation and new mindset."
Worth became the fifth player in Navy history to rush for over 1,000 yards and pass for over 1,000 in the same season. He rushed for over 100 yards in his sixth straight game.
"This is something we're definitely excited about," Worth said. "We've just got to keep this thing rolling and finish it out strong. We just kind of got in a groove and everything was working for us. Just to be able to spread the ball around like that, it was all working."
The 100-plus rushing totals from Worth and White marked the third straight game in which a duo of opposing runners broke the century mark against ECU.
"The O-line played their butts off and made a lot of big holes for me," White said. "A-backs and wide receivers were on the outside making great blocks and I was just able to see it and read it. Those holes got really, really wide. Especially for a big guy like me."
James Summers rushed for 134 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown, for the Pirates.
Navy's seniors became the Academy's all-time winningest class at 37-13 over its four seasons so far. The 1909 (36-7-5) and 2015 classes (36-16) had jointly held the record.
Navy was playing one day after U.S. Marshall Patrick Carothers, a father of five including freshman reserve linebacker Paul Carothers, was shot and killed while serving a warrant in rural southeast Georgia.
THE TAKEAWAY
Navy: The Mids' triple-option offense is a death by a thousand cuts for all but the best opponents, and that's the way they like it. With a double-threat quarterback in Worth and a dominant fullback in White, Navy has scored 42 or more points six times this season.
East Carolina: The Pirates put together plenty of offensive fireworks, but were being outrushed for over 100 yards per contest before getting crushed in that part of the game (483-181) on Saturday. They'll get one more chance to play spoiler, and then run defense must be an off-season project.
STAT LINE
Navy's nine rushing touchdowns were the most ever against ECU, surpassing the record of eight set by the Mids in 2010. The Mids finished with 480 rushing yards on 68 carries, while their 113 passing yards were the most they have ever produced against the Pirates.
UP NEXT
Navy: The Midshipmen will visit SMU on Saturday, and then play in the AAC title game at the home of the higher seed on Dec. 3. The Army-Navy game is Dec. 10 in Baltimore, Maryland.