Feb 01, 2021

TAPS: Captain Edward Smith Jr., USN (Retired) died on 5 June 2020 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 73.

Captain Smith was a decorated Vietnam War veteran and intelligence officer who wrote extensively on the future of Naval tactics and doctrine.
Feb 01, 2021

TAPS: Retired Rear Admiral John W. Cronin Jr., U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired), died on 25 Jan 2021 at the age of 94.

Rear Admiral Cronin spent 40 years in active and reserve service, retiring in 1983 as commander of the Naval Reserve Intelligence Program.
Jan 18, 2021

TAPS: Captain Charles Ward Morris, U.S. Navy (Retired) passed away unexpectedly on 1 January, 2021 at the age of 83.

Captain Charles Ward Morris, U.S. Navy (Retired), died unexpectedly from acute respiratory failure and pneumonia on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the Virginia Hospital Center. Barbara, his wife of 56 years, was at his side.
Jan 04, 2021

TAPS: Commander Ivan Ernest “Buz” Sawyer, USN (Retired) passed away on 30 December 2020 at the age of 78

Commander Ivan Ernest “Buz” Sawyer, a retired Naval Intelligence Officer, passed away on 30 December 2020. He was 78.
Nov 25, 2020

TAPS: Captain Jonathan Peter Younce, U.S. Navy (Retired) passed away on 16 November 2020

Captain Jonathan P. Younce, USN Ret., 75, of St. Louis, MO, passed away peacefully at his home in Bluffton, South Carolina on November 16, 2020 surrounded by his family. Peter waged a courageous battle with a rare form of cancer.
Nov 13, 2020

TAPS: Richard “Dick” Albert Buzzeli, 84, of Leesburg Virginia died of natural causes on 3 November 2020

"Dick" Buzzeli worked at NAVSTIC (Navy Scientific and Technical Intelligence Center) starting in the late 1960's. He was a Soviet Navy communications capacities analyst.
Nov 06, 2020

TAPS: Mrs. Eleanor “Jimmie” Shapiro, 97, died peacefully on 3 November

Mrs. Eleanor “Jimmie” Shapiro died peacefully on 3 November. She was 97 years old. Jimmie, as she was known to all, is the widow of RADM Sumner "Shap" Shapiro (USNA ’49). Jimmie was an exceptional woman admired by everyone.
Oct 28, 2020

TAPS: Rear Admiral Henry Jefferson “Jeff” Davis, Jr., U.S. Navy (Retired)

Rear Admiral Jefferson “Jeff” Davis, Jr., USN (Retired), passed away on 10 September 2020 at age 91.
Oct 21, 2020

TAPS: Robert P. Wilson, Jr, passed away in Fairfax, Virginia on 19 June 2020 at age 72.

Robert was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on 26 May 1948. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in January 1969 and became a member of the Air Force Security Service as a Chinese linguist.
Oct 13, 2020

TAPS: Commander Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., USNR (Retired)

Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr., 95, of Franklin, died 26 September 2020. He was the grandson of 10th U.S. President John Tyler.
Oct 03, 2020

TAPS: Captain David (Dave) L. Cox, USNR (Retired)

Captain David L. Cox, USNR (Retired) of Palmer, Alaska, passed on 17 September 2020 at the age of 77.
Sep 22, 2020

TAPS: Captain Richard V. Gragg, USN (Retired)

Captain Richard V. Gragg, U.S. Navy (Retired), passed away with his wife by his side September 14, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. He was 66 years old.