Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Non Sibi Sed Patriae
As a Class, we were forged in the crucible of the Naval Academy. After honoring our warfighting skills, we were ordered to myriad duty stations around the globe—with a majority to the Vietnam War. We were the "nuggets" flying attack and fighter aircraft over hostile territory, challenging missile batteries on a daily basis. We were the junior officers on warships—conducting gunfire support at the DMZ, rescuing downed pilots and providing the leadership core of the Vietnam Riverine and Coastal Patrol Force. Aboard attack submarines and maritime patrol aircraft, we silently stalked Soviet ships and submarines, and we served countless hours on ballistic missile submarines as a critical arm of the strategic nuclear triad. As Marines and SEALs, we took the fight to the enemy across perilous foreign jungles, mountains and deserts.
Since graduation in 1966, our Classmates were key participants in the last 23 years of
We dedicate these Memorial Gardens to the memory of our deceased Classmates who, through their fidelity, courage, honor and selfless service, so willingly made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms we as Americans hold sacred. They will always be in our hearts and prayers.
Erected by U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1966.
Location. 38° 59.028′ N, 76° 30.369′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Taylor Avenue (Maryland Route 435) north of Melrose Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Class of 1956 Memorial Plaza (here, next to this marker); Smedberg Gate (a few steps from this marker); This thirty-two pounder iron cannon barrel (a few steps from this marker); Evoking Our Naval Heritage Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Stephens Field (within shouting distance of this marker); Alumni Arch (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Angels (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Who was Henry Davis? (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
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