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Forty-two classmates and family and friends were projected to attend the 70th Reunion but only 36 actually attended.














Classmates at Reunion

Dear Classmates, Widows, and Friends,

As previously reported, a new slate of class officers was elected at our 70th Reunion. A brief re-cap follows.

President: Tom Boyce.


       Tom is a retired Navy Supply Corps Officer who sailed in five ships (one

in Vietnam waters during the war) and finished his Navy career as the

Comptroller of the Naval Air Systems Command. Prior to election as

president Tom served long and faithfully as class vice-president. He and his

wife, Barbara, live in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Vice President: Bob Small.

         Bob retired from the Navy after a long and distinguished career as a

surface warfare officer including command of the nuclear powered cruiser,

Truxtun.  After retirement, he taught at the Naval Academy and served as the

Class Museum Representative, overseeing the growth of the outstanding

Naval Academy Museum Gallery of Ships. He and his wife, Ruth, live in

Annapolis.

Secretary: Chris Christener.

         Chris was one of twenty-five percent of our class who took a com-

mission in the Air Force on graduation. He went through flight training, then

spent most of his career in the Air Force Systems Command working on

new and emerging air warfare technologies. After his active duty career, he

worked for a prestigious defense contractor and now lives in Alexandria,

Virginia.

 Class Fundraiser: Guy Shaffer.

         Guy is a distinguished submariner, now retired in Annapolis. He was

the first commanding officer of USS Greenling (SSN-614). More important,

to the Class of 1951 he has been our Fundraiser since early in our history.

At that he has been eminently successful, as evidenced by the data in the

“Now Hear This” page of this website. Guy lives in Annapolis.