Everyone should enjoy and appreciate this YouTube video. The film was taken by Kyle Smith’s father during our June Week, and was initially posted on YouTube in 2008. The picture quality varies a bit, but is very good in some segments.
Kyle offered the following comments on the video:
- The women are Captain Ryan’s wife (Captain Ryan, our commandant) and Bev Koach, wife of Captain Jack Koach, USNA ’49 and teammate of Navy football player Captain Ryan.
- The woman with my brother in white is the former Angelique Kidd, Four Star Admiral Kidd’s daughter and my sister in law. Angelique commissioned the second USS Kidd at Ingles Shipyard. The ship was named after her grandfather, who was support force commander on the USS Arizona and the only Admiral killed in WW2.
- Jack Koach gave me my sword in front of Captains Row. Captain Ryan and Captain Koach each went on to command Naval bases and aircraft carriers.
- Gosh, that was a long time ago! (Amen to that!)