Naval History Magazine - October 2004 Volume 18, Number 5

Old Mag ID: 
Cover Story

Sidebar: "So Beautifully and Bravely Fought"

A U.S. Army artillery spotter, a "Grasshopper pilot" used to flying a little...




  • Proceedings Survey

  • Standing for Our Flag

    In the June Proceedings, Captain Eyer in his “Charting a Course” column introduced retired Navy Admiral William...


    # 3 The Exocet Missile 


Subscriber Only Content

  • A Grasshopper Survives Samar
    By Lieutenant Colonel Jean L. Chase, U.S. Army (Retired)

    Sidebar: "So Beautifully and Bravely Fought"

    A U.S. Army artillery spotter, a "Grasshopper pilot" used to flying a little Piper Cub, received an unusual order just before the...

  • Understanding Kuritas Mysterious Retreat
    By Evan Thomas

    Was he “either a coward or a great seaman,” victim of a ruse concocted by Admiral William F. Halsey’s “Department of Dirty Tricks,” or the fall guy for a war strategy doomed from the start? Or did...

  • 'Football over Baseball Was a No-Brainer'
    An Interview with Joe Bellino

    He won the 1960 Heisman Trophy as the top college football player in the nation, becoming the first of only two U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen (Roger Staubach being the second, in 1963) to win the award. After serving in...

  • Ballfield to Battlefield
    By Jack Clary

    A number of Navy football players took what they learned on the gridiron with them as they went on to serve with distinction in combat. Six earned the Medal of Honor.

  • On Our Scope
    By Fred L. Schultz, Editor-in-Chief


Conferences and Events

Maritime Security Dialogue

Mon, 2016-10-03

You are cordially invited to: Maintaining Maritime Superiority A discussion with Admiral John M. Richardson, USNChief of Naval...

2016 Coast Guard Academy Conference

US Coast Guard Academy

WEST 2017

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

View All

From the Press

Guest Speaker & Book Signing

Sat, 2016-10-01 - Mon, 2016-11-28

Guest Lecturer & Book Signing

Sun, 2016-10-02

Why Become a Member of the U.S. Naval Institute?

As an independent forum for over 135 years, the Naval Institute has been nurturing creative thinkers who responsibly raise their voices on matters relating to national defense.

Become a Member Renew Membership