Farewell Captain Percy O. Norwood, USCG Retired, 1995 President of NNOA

Farewell Captain Percy O. Norwood, USCG Retired, 1995 President of NNOA

Called home on NOVEMBER 27, 2020!

“It is with great sadness that I inform the members of NNOA about the passing of Captain Percy O. Norwood, USCG Retired. Captain Norwood served as President of NNOA from 1995 to 1996. A great leader and mentor to many in the Guard and NNOA. Please keep all the family of Captain Norwood in your prayers and thoughts.”

Honoring Captain Norwood, USCG (Ret.)

Remarks

Thanks for the update.  An honorable man and officer. Will miss him and his input into the NNOA. God Bless Him and family.

LCDR R West A founder for NNOA…

 

Farewell Dr. Bundy, NNOA Lifetime Member

Farewell Dr. Bundy, NNOA Lifetime Member

Dr. BundyOn behalf of the National Naval Officer Association, we express our deepest sympathies regarding the passing of CDR (ret) Dr. William Bundy. His legacy extends beyond his successful 30-year Naval career to Associate Provost for Warfighting and Research of the Naval War College.

Dr. Bundy invested and mentored numerous military and nonmilitary personnel throughout his entire career. He was an advocate and lifetime member of Dr. Bundythe National Naval Officers Association as he believed in diversity and inclusivity within our sea services. His passion for people and their success will live on as he was the personification of the quote: “to leave the world better than you found it.” Our hearts go out to the Bundy family during this difficult time as we mourn with you.

Details for services are as follows:

 

Funeral Services:

Viewing/Wake

Friday, 20 December
4:00pm – 8:00pm
Sansone Funeral Home
192 Wood Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Funeral Service

Saturday, 21 December
10:00am
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
141 State Street
Bristol, RI 02809

Burial

Saturday, 21 December
Immediately following funeral service
Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery
301 S County Trail
Exeter, RI 02822

 

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A Note from Will Bundy Jr.

“Thank you for any effort you can make to participate in my father’s services.”

A Note from NNOA Historian

This message about the “Passing of our most Productive and Legendary NNOA Family Member, Dr. Will Bundy,” is most devastating, I have just opened up my e-mail after finishing my weekly radio show, “Old Skool Sunday with Dr. Rick Wright.” Life is so “precious,” I am now in “tears,” remembering, when I first met “Will,” in the 1980’s when I wrote a story about him in our NNOA Newsletter. William Bundy, Jr., “Stay Strong, we love you and your family so very much during this time of extreme lost!”

God Bless the Family!
V/r
Roosevelt “Rick” Wright, Jr., Ph.D., CAPT., USNR(ret)

In Memoriam – Master Chief Albert Sullivan, USN (Ret.) – 2019

In Memoriam – Master Chief Albert Sullivan, USN (Ret.) – 2019

We mourn the passing of Master Chief Albert Sullivan, USN (Ret.), husband of Rear Admiral Lilian E. Fishburne, USN (Ret.). He passed June 19, 2019 and will be missed.

Details for services are as follows:

Funeral Services:

Friday, 28 June 2019 at 11AM
Visitation is at 10AM
Mount Calvary Baptist Church
608 North Horners Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

Repast following at the church.

Send flowers and cards to:

Snowden Funeral Home
246 N. Washington
Rockville, MD 20850-1709
Tel: 1-301-762-2500

For further inquiries, you may contact Admiral L. Elaine Fishburne, USN (Ret) via:

Home Phone: 301-460-5723

Home Address:
14306 Gaines Ave
Rockville, MD 20853

Rear Admiral William E. Powell, Jr. – 2019

Rear Admiral William E. Powell, Jr. – 2019

UPDATE:

On a clear crisp day in the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy, RADM William Powell was laid to rest before his wife of over 60 years Loretta, sons William and David, and many other family and friends.  Fair Winds and Following Seas to a true trailblazer. – RADM S.M. Harris, USN Retired, President, NNOA

Obituary published at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/springfield-va/william-powell-8149423

RADM William E. Powell, Jr. (Age 82)

Rear Admiral William E. Powell, Jr. passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019. RADM Powell graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1959 and served the Navy with distinction for 30 years, retiring in 1988.

Born in Indianapolis on April 12, 1936, he was one of 13 African-American students selected to integrate the prestigious Shortridge High School in his hometown. After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, completed basic training at Bainbridge MD, entered the Naval Academy Preparatory School, and was appointed to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from the Academy with the Class of 1959 and received his commission.

RADM Powell’s first assignment was to the Navy Supply Corps School in Athens GA. Early assignments with the Supply Corps included service at Pearl Harbor; the Naval Air Station at Point Mugu CA; the Naval Supply Depot at Subic Bay, Philippines; and Naval Systems Command in Washington, D.C.

RADM Powell earned an MBA degree in Financial Management from George Washington University in 1969. Subsequent assignments included service aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid; the Aviation Supply Office in Philadelphia; attendance at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; the Navy Supply Center in Oakland CA; and the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington. From 1982 to 1984, RADM Powell served as Commanding Officer at the Naval Supply Depot, Subic Bay. After a brief stop back in Washington, he assumed command of the Naval Supply Center, Norfolk VA.

In 1985, Powell was selected for the rank of Rear Admiral, becoming the first African-American flag officer in the Navy Supply Corps and only the eighth African-American flag officer overall in the U.S. Navy.

After retiring from active duty with the Navy, RADM Powell accepted a position at DuPont in Wilmington DE, and subsequently worked for PECO Energy Company in Philadelphia.

RADM Powell is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Loretta Braxton Mitchell; sons William C. Powell and David A. Powell; grandsons Cameron Mitchell Powell and Lawson Maxwell Powell; niece LCDR Cecile R. Powell, USN Ret.; and the Scott-Lawson families.  

Burial will take place at the U.S. Naval Academy, details to be announced.

Memorial donations may be made to the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, online at www.usnscf.com.