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The Blue & Gold

September 20, 2012

By Anonymous, Hudson, OH

My father is a retired career Navy man, a Naval Academy graduate, just as his father before him. The first comment my grandfather said when I was born was “USNA class of 2017.” I had experienced the Navy life- moving every two years and attending eight schools before age
eleven- nevertheless I was always attracted to that hallowed institute in Annapolis. Or so I

While I have three Naval Academy graduates in my immediate family, the Midshipman with the most profound impact does not share my blood- but is part of my family. The Delta Family.

I spent five short days at USNA’s Summer Seminar, where a special bond was forged between the members of Delta Company that couldn’t be broken.

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