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Kentucky USNA 1908 Grad Willis Augustus Lee to be honored

Posted: 7/24/2019

The Louisville Sports Commission operates the Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame, and 1908 USNA graduate Willis Lee will be inducted in the KSHOF Classs of 2019!

Willis Augustus Lee – A native of Natlee in Owen County and U.S. Naval academy graduate, Willis Lee earned seven medals at the 1920 Olympics as a member of the USA Rifle Team, then went on to a distinguished military career as a vice admiral and war hero in the U.S. Navy. 

At the age of 19 in 1907, he became the only American ever to win both the U.S. National High Power Rifle and Pistol championships in the same year, and in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium, Willis won five Olympic gold, one silver and one bronze – a record for total medals in a single Olympic Games that stood until 1980. 

His medal count: small-bore rifle, standing at 50 meters (gold); free rifle, three positions at 300 meters (gold); military rifle, prone at 300 meters (gold); military rifle, prone at 600 meters (gold); military rifle, prone at 300 meters and 600 meters (gold); military rifle, standing at 300 meters (silver); and running target, single shot (bronze). 

In February 1942, Rear Admiral Lee was assigned to the Pacific Theater and led a task force of American battleships to victory over a larger Japanese force near Guadalcanal that helped turn the tide of war. 

He earned the Navy Cross, the second highest honor awarded by the Navy for extraordinary heroism.

 


Club Database

Posted: 7/7/2019
With Plebe summer in full swing and the first phone call home this weekend (Sunday), I am busy working to create a current KY Club database of our new Plebe families, current Midshipmen families, and the families of those serving in the Fleet (information is strictly for Club use and is not shared with anyone else).
If I may ask all of you (Plebe families, Current Mid families, and those in the Fleet) to take a moment to email me (ltheobal@twc.com) the following information:
· Plebe or Midshipman full name, year to be commissioned (of if in the Fleet, the year they were commissioned), the high school they attended, and if they are playing a sport at the academy.· Parent names — please include addresses, emails, and phone numbers.
In talking with Jim Goff and Debbie Conway, we are very pleased to announce a mentoring program for new Plebe Families! Once we have all the above contact information, I will be able to match a new Plebe Family with an Upperclassman Family that hopefully resides in their area. While Facebook is a great place to ask questions, the Club mentor will be able to directly talk/text with the Plebe family to give support, share Navy stories, and answer questions—especially over Plebe summer. So please, Upperclassmen Families reach out to me to let me know you are ready to be matched with a New Family!
Lauren Theobald
Mother of Jonathan Shontz (Class of 2014)

2019 Commissioning Week was a BLAST!

Posted: 6/13/2019

Send me more photographs from this amazing week!


You are invited to the 2019 Hail and Farewell!

Posted: 5/8/2019

We are looking forward to getting together with our current families and welcoming the Class of 2023 and their families!

All times are local time – Bowling Green is in the central time zone.

Kentucky Parents Club Hail and Farewell


Dark Ages Packing Party – Feb 10, 2019

Posted: 1/10/2019

Here is the RSVP for the Dark Ages Packing Party

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080D49ADA82BA1FC1-dark2


USNA AA Naval Scholarship Luncheon

Posted: 1/8/2019

The United States Naval Academy (USNA) Alumni Association will be holding its annual Naval Scholarship Luncheon on January 14th, 2019 at the University of Louisville – University Club.

For this event, we hope to welcome 3 or 4 of your brightest sophomore and/or juniors from schools in the Metro Louisville and surrounding counties.

This is an excellent opportunity for these gifted students to discover and learn about the EXCELLENT scholarship opportunities through the USNA.


Posted: 12/10/2018

Traditionally, the packing party has been held in the last part of January or the first part of February.

The 2018 Dark Ages Packing Party will be held in Lexington, KY this year.

 

To that end, I am asking for volunteers from that area to coordinate the Packing Party.

Please message me if you are interested in coordinating.

I am also looking for volunteers to deliver the packages to Annapolis.  Usually, we try to distribute them on a Monday or Tuesday night.  It generally takes a large SUV or minivan to hold all of the generous packages for our Kentucky Mids.  Let me know if you are interested in this awesome chance to meet our Kentucky Midshipmen!


BEAT ARMY Game at Molly Malone’s St. Matthews!

Posted: 12/3/2018

Come cheer NAVY to victory on Saturday, December 8!

Game starts at 3:00 pm

Details

 


Upcoming Dark Ages Packing Party

Posted: 11/9/2018

Traditionally, the packing party has been held in the last part of January or the first part of February.

The 2018 Dark Ages Packing Party will be held in Lexington, KY this year.

 

To that end, I am asking for volunteers from that area to coordinate the Packing Party.

Please message me if you are interested in coordinating.

I am also looking for volunteers to deliver the packages to Annapolis.  Usually, we try to distribute them on a Monday or Tuesday night.  It generally takes a large SUV or minivan to hold all of the generous packages for our Kentucky Mids.  Let me know if you are interested in this awesome chance to meet our Kentucky Midshipmen!


Welcome to our new website!

Posted: 10/24/2018

Just a quick hello to all of our families here in Kentucky!

This is just the beginning of our page, so make it a great resource for each other and future families.

You can email me with any suggestions or better yet, make a post!

Thanks, Cynthia (website administrator)


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