Memorial Day

Patriots Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the eleven students and alumni who lost their lives in the attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The plaque is mounted on a piece of Indiana limestone that was recovered from the Pentagon’s west fa├žade. It reads:

In Memory of Naval War College Students and Alumni Who Gave Their Lives While Serving the Nation
CAPT Gerald F. DeConto, USN
LCDR Robert R. Elseth, USNR
CAPT Lawrence D. Getzfred, USN
Ms. Angela M. Houtz, DON
LCDR Patrick J. Murphy, USNR
LT Jonas M. Panik, USNR
CAPT Jack D. Punches, USN (Ret.)
CDR Robert A. Schlegel, USN
CDR Dan F. Shanower, USN
MAJ Kip P. Taylor, USA
CAPT John D. Yamnicky, Sr., USN (Ret.)

The Pentagon, Washington D.C.
September 11, 2001

Major Taylor was posthumously promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

As we head in to Memorial Day Weekend, we take a moment to recognize all the Naval War College graduates who have given their lives in service to their country.

Rob Doane
Curator, Naval War College Museum


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