Wall of Honor and Distinguished Alumni

Wall of Honor

LTJG Michael A Fox, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1958

Naval Aviator HS-6

Died during flight operations. Ream field. Imperial Beach, CA 18 September 1961

“He was there to stand up for freedom”

LT Walter G Updike, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1955

Naval Aviator VF-174

Died during flight operations at NAS Cecil Field 15 December 1961

“You are not forgotten and live on in our hearts”

LCDR John Sheldon Lyman, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1953

Engineering Officer USS Thresher SSN 593

Lost at sea 10 April 1963

“The future of our country will always be sure when there are men such as these to give our lives to preserve it” – President John F. Kennedy

LTJG D.N. “Nick” Norris, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1961

Naval Aviator VF-111 USS Midway (CV-41)

Lost at sea 4 November 1964

“I am a United States Navy flyer, I have dedicated myself to my country. With its many millions of all races, colors, and creeds. They and their way of life are worthy of my greatest protection effort.” – Navy Flyers Creed

LTJG Charles Dickens Collins Jr, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1964

Died during flight testing of the F-4B Phantom. 2 June 1965

“Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful”

LT Steven C Plotz, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1962

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team

Naval Weapons Station Earle

Fatally injured during a demolition mission at Fort Hancock NJ 27 October 1966

“We will always remember your valor and sacrifice”

CDR William T Arnold, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1963

Naval Aviator VA-22

Lost in combat over North Vietnam. 18 November 1966

“To honor is to remember”

LT Lawrence P Beam, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1963

Naval Aviator

Died during flight operations at sea. 12 December 1966

“My country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty”

Capt John T Chapman, USMC

UW NROTC Class of 1965

Naval Aviator HMH – 463

Died 8 January 1968 Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam. When the helicopter in which he was co-pilot crashed into the side of a mountain and burned.

“Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter silvered wings… put out my hand and touched the face of god”

Major Norman K Billip, USMC

UW NROTC Class of 1966

Naval Aviator VMA-211 Quang Tri, Vietnam

Missing in Action 6 May 1969

“They shall mount up with wings as eagles…” Isaiah 40:31

ENS Michael H Strole, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1974

Naval Aviator VT-10 NAS Pensacola

Died in aircraft crash at Battle Creek, Michigan 27 November 1974

“Live mindful of how brief your life is”

Capt John M Pagel, USMC

UW NROTC Class of 1974

Naval Aviator HMA-269 USS Iwo Jima

Killed during flight operations in Almeria, Spain 23 February 1981

John “Bauca” Pagel

A man who truly knew the secret of life…

He lived and loved life to the fullest.

He will forever be in our hearts.


Capt David J Lueder, USMC

UW NROTC Class of 1979

Naval Aviator HMM-161

Killed during night flight operations at sea. 10 July 1986

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good things therefore that I can do, any kindness that I can show a fellow being. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” – Stephen Greeley

ENS Duane James Hofhine II, USN

UW NROTC Class of 1987

Naval Aviator

Lost during flight training 13 April 1989

“For those who wait beyond the veil salute as he passes by. A welcome home with angels song, from God’s Navy in the sky.” – Annette Grayson Rosa

Major Dennis A. Dogs, USMC

UW NROTC Class of 1985 

Naval Aviator, 13th MEU, HMM 164 (CH-46 ‘Frog’)

Died during flight operations 10 May 1997

“The only true satisfaction a person receives of the satisfaction that comes from being part of a successful team, regardless of what his own personal ends are. More important, each man contributes to the spirit of the whole and this spirit is the cohesive force which binds talented men into and indomitable team.” – Vince Lombardi

Distinguished Alumni

Ralph B. Johnson


James A. Lovell


Forrest A. Todd


Jeffrey W. Oyster


Erdman H. Pankow


Ronald J. Kurth


Donald J. Dessart


Charles S. Robb


Lowell J. Holloway


Donald G. St. Angelo


David G. Walsh


David A. James


Philip M. Palmer


John B. Washbush


Stephen E. Johnson


Ronald D. Scott


Stephen R. Dinauer


Patrick L. Volk