Recent Naval History Articles, Videos and Pictures
MISSION: HISTORY -- A Gift of History from a Passed Companion
A dear passed Companion of the Naval Order, Ric Teague, wrote a series of Historical Newsletters from 1999 to 2001. Each issue contains a wealth of articles recounting history from Naval Battles of the 1700’s through the Second World War and beyond. Wonderfully researched, these pieces can be used for personal enjoyment or professional research. Enjoy these gems; they are part of our Order’s legacy.
--John McKnight, Vice Commander General for Communications
Charleston Companions (l-r) Tom Brown, Bob Williams, and John Witty display the 115 lb. bronze marker commissioned by the Charleston Commandery. The marker commemorates the Charleston birthplace of Rear Admiral William Adger Moffett, U.S. Navy. Moffett, a surface warfare officer and Medal of Honor recipient for his valorous night assault of Veracruz, served twelve years as the first Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, and is hailed as “The Architect of Naval Aviation.”
The Naval Order of the United States Charleston Commandery will have an unveiling and dedication ceremony. All NOUS Companions are welcome to attend the event at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The site is 65 St. Philip Street in Charleston, South Carolina. The plaque will be mounted on the street-side of Maybank Hall of the College of Charleston, which now occupies the lot where the Moffett home was. A reception will follow directly across the street in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. For additional information, please contact Bob Besal at 843.298.1223.