The USS King (DLG-10) tied up in San Diego between the Coontz (DLG-9) and Mahan (DLG-11) with Terrier missiles on their launching racks.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt at lunch with his son Elliott Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., and George Durno during the 1943 Casablanca Conference.
Serving on the flag staff ashore in Manila when the Japanese attacked then-Yeoman Cecil King made his way to Corregidor, and in late December boarded the four-stack destroyer USS Peary (DD-226) for a hair-raising escape to Port Darwin.
Though his winning Prize Essay never made it to the pages of Proceedings, Professor Philip Alger believed in the power of the open forum. As Lieutenant Commander Roy Smith wrote in Proceedings in October 1923, “Professor Alger’s advice to  [Naval Academy] graduates was always to take up a specialty; and he advised them further that in no other way could they keep in touch with their profession save by careful study of the progress marked out in the Proceedings.”
Future Vice Admiral J. Victor Smith was tapped as aide to Admiral William  Leahy (behind Roosevelt) in early 1944 and was with him at Yalta, where postwar reorganization in Europe would be determined.
Graduating from the Naval Academy in 1944, future Vice Admiral Bernard Forbes joined the USS Barton (DD-722) as gunnery officer, serving on that destroyer for the remainder of World War II and during the first atomic tests at Bikini Atoll.
Captain Raymond Peet
ship's stern
ADM Meyer