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(Photo: Mack Tharpe on the left, Bobby Dodd on the right.) Perhaps to most Georgia Tech fans, the name Mack Tharpe may strike a chord only as one of the two men for whom Tech’s athletics fund is named, the other being coaching great William Alexander. However, the story of Mercer McCall “Mack” Tharpe is […]

Fleet Admiral Chester William Nimitz led the Allied naval forces to victory in the Pacific in World War II. He was born February 24, 1885, in Fredericksburg, Texas to Anna (Henke) Nimitz. He died on February 20, 1966, of complications following a stroke. Nimitz’s father, Chester Bernard Nimitz, did not live to see his son […]

Jones began his naval career by hoisting with his own hands, 3 December 1775 [he helped fit out Alfred in November 1775], our first national flag (the Grand Union flag) — the first time it was ever hoisted — on board the first ship of the Continental Navy, the Alfred, lying off Philadelphia in the […]

Bruce McCandless II was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 8, 1937, and attended high school in Long Beach, California. After graduating from high school, he went on to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958 with a bachelor of science degree. Following his graduation from […]

OSCM Zachary Williams enlisted in the Navy in August of 1986 and immediately reported to recruit training at RTC Orlando, FL. Following completion of recruit training, Williams reported to Operation Specialist “A” School at Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck, Virginia Beach, VA, and graduated in June of 1987. In July 1987, Williams checked […]

The U.S. Navy traces its roots back to the privateers that were employed to attack British commerce in the early days of the revolution. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress established a naval force, hoping that a small fleet would be able to offset the uncontested exercise of British sea power. The early Continental […]