This Thanksgiving, we salute two benefactors among the thousands of supporters to whom the Naval Institute is so grateful.
Captain Harry W. Konkel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Quiet and unassuming, Harry Konkel of Portland, Maine, has been a member of the Naval Institute since 1958—and has saved every issue of Proceedings along the way. He has also been a generous donor.
Although he had no family serving in the military, Harry knew he wanted to attend the U.S. Naval Academy and become a naval officer from the time he was a boy growing up in Wyoming. His desire and tenacity to achieve this goal were undeterred even after he fell short on his first attempt. He worked hard and tried again, this time receiving a coveted congressional appointment and entrance into the Academy the following year.