TAPS

Sep 12, 2022

TAPS: CAPT (Ret) Stew Holbrook Passes Away 8 September at Age 59

Following a long battle, CAPT (ret) Stew Holbrook departed these shores on 8 September 2022. A beloved member of the Naval Intelligence community, he served as U.S. Naval Attaché to Australia, ship’s intelligence officer for the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and numerous other operational and staff assignments.
Jul 19, 2022

TAPS: CMC William “Sam” Houston, one of last ONI/NIS Enlisted Investigators, passes away at age 85.

Command Master Chief “Sam” Houston, one of the last ONI/NIS Enlisted Investigators (NEC 9592), passed away at his home in San Antonio TX of 7 July 2022 at age 85. He is survived by Bernice, his wife of 62 years, five children, eighteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Jul 05, 2022

TAPS: Retired Commander Mike Brennan Passes Away at Age 84

CDR Michael J. Brennan, age 84, passed away at his home in Annandale, Virginia on June 24. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Patricia Brogneaux Brennan, five children, and nine grandchildren.
Jun 14, 2022

TAPS: Retired Captain Robert “Bob” DiPalma, Passes Away Peacefully at Age 86

Robert "Bob" DiPalma died peacefully in his sleep on 31 May 2022 at Great Falls Assisted Living in Herndon, Virginia.
Apr 04, 2022

TAPS: Charles William “Bill” Altenhof, former Naval Intelligence officer and civilian at NSA, and lawyer

Charles William “Bill” Altenhof, former Naval Intelligence officer and civilian at NSA, died Friday, 25 March 2022 at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts at age 78.
Mar 21, 2022

TAPS: Retired Commander Ona Claire Solberg

Retired Commander Ona Claire Solberg, of Ellensburg, Washington passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, 1 March 2022 at age 64.
Mar 21, 2022

TAPS: Commander (Ret) Gary Lee DeWalt

Commander (Ret) Gary Lee DeWalt, 87, of Findlay, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Bowling Green, Ohio
Jan 31, 2022

TAPS: Commander Ed Ettner, USN (Ret) - a True Legend - Passes Away at Age 100

Commander Edward R. Ettner, of Lorton, Virginia, died peacefully at home, surrounded by 10 of his children on January 26, 2022.
Dec 29, 2021

TAPS: Navy Veteran and Naval Intelligence Officer in Fatal Crash - Mother of Three Widowed

Former Naval Intelligence Officer Daniel Speer tragically died a week before Christmas as he was on his way home from a Wreaths Across America event in San Antonio, Texas. He left behind a wife and three children. Find out how you can help the family.

Dec 08, 2021

TAPS: CAPT John Glover Crawford, Jr., USN (Retired), 75, of Dumfries, Virginia

John Glover Crawford, Jr., 75, of Dumfries, Virginia, passed away on November 21, 2021, at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Jul 21, 2021

TAPS: Commander Victor 'Tory' Failmezger, U.S. Navy (Retired), of Warren County, Virginia, passed away on 2 July 2021

Over the course of his 22 years in Naval Service, Commander Failmezger was awarded eight personal decorations including two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals and other commendation and achievement medals.
Jul 09, 2021

TAPS: CDR “Charlie” Kane, U.S. Navy (Ret) passed away on 2 July 2021 at age 92

Charles "Charlie" Kent Kane, a retired Naval Commander and long-time resident of Alexandria, Virginia, died peacefully at his home on 2 July 2021.