In Honor of all Servicemen and Servicewomen

Past, Present, Future

Donors who make charitable contributions will receive an acknowledgement from Cost of Freedom, Inc. and may be eligible for a tax deduction on their income tax return.

And in Memory of:

Roger Fosse

Ben "Pumpkin" Reymann

Steve Mclaughlin

Note: Captain Ted Harwood (Ret), USNA Class of 1974, and Rear Admiral Mike "Alty" Stocks, US Medical Corps (Ret) have been officially included as one of us – many thanks to Ted and Nancy Harwood, and Mike and his wife Joyce.

The crucible of plebe year at the Naval Academy has been a bonding experience for many of our classmates. Difficult obstacles that need to be overcome, and required teamwork, can eventually make us stronger, similar to the tempering of steel. Hardships strengthen rather than weaken a man of character. Looking back in history, serving together on the USS Constitution, Oliver Hazard Perry and Lt James Lawrence became fast friends, “shipmates” whose bond represented a deep sense of commitment in addition to their friendship. We have in some respects utilized the the Cost of Freedom weekends to bring “shipmates” of old together to further a cause bigger and more important than any of us individually could accomplish. It has developed within each of us an increasingly greater appreciation and understanding of the core values of both the United States Navy and Marine Corps – specifically honor, courage, and commitment. The last ten years would not have been possible without the commitment of the following dedicated classmates and their spouses.

Eric Atkinson

Hugh Blomeke

Jack Boyle

Frank Calcaterra

Gary Coyle

Bob Dennis

Karen (Roger) Fosse Kline

Nelson Goddard

Bix Goodwin

Paul Huck

Bob Madden

U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1972
27th Company — "Cold War Warriors"

Stephen C. Miller
Steven R. Miller
James Nupp
Mike O'Connor
Bill Sandvig
Bob Stecher
Tom Stefek
Ron Stowell
John Teply
Bob Zimmerman