Naval History salutes the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy with these remembrances from 14 distinguished alumni, all having made notable contributions in military and government service, business, sports, or literature. Each of our correspondents answered the following question: "What was your most memorable experience at the U.S. Naval Academy?"
Jeremiah Denton, Class of 1947
My most memorable experiences at the Naval Academy were enhanced by the benefit of my association with my brilliant roommate, Donald B. Wenger, who later was nosed out by classmate Pat March as head of the Naval Security Group. Don has been an inspiration to me all my life.
Misery loves company, and my very rugged plebe year was made easier by two classmates, Bob Gatewood and Skip Steloff, sharing in my enslavement to a particular first-classman who decided that the three of us really needed shaping up. Of course, he was dead right and made a career of it all year.