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National Cryptologic Memorial

Photo of the National Cryptologic Memorial Wall

 

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service Cryptologic Memorial honors and remembers those who gave their lives, "serving in silence," in the line of duty. It serves as an important reminder of the crucial role that cryptology plays in keeping the United States secure and of the courage of these individuals to carry out their mission at such a dear price.

The wall dedicated in 1996 lists 177 names of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and civilian cryptologists who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The black granite memorial stands eight feet tall by 12 feet wide with the words THEY SERVED IN SILENCE etched into the polished stone at the cap of a triangle. The NSA seal is carved below followed by the names of those cryptologists who have given their lives in service to their country. The names are at the base of the triangle because these cryptologists and their ideals - dedication to mission dedication to workmate and dedication to country - form the foundation for cryptologic service. The structure was designed by an NSA employee and the memorial is housed in the NSA headquarters complex.

On Memorial Day 2001 NSA began a tradition of declassifying and sharing the stories behind the names on the wall. Listed below are the names and date of loss of the cryptologists who paid the ultimate price in service to our country.

 

Name Date Images Video
CT3 Edward J. Purcell, USN 08 Apr 1950    
PFC Jay R. Stoner, USA 11 Jul 1953    
SSgt Donald G. Hill, USAF 29 Jul 1953    
A2C Earl W. Radlein, Jr., USAF 29 Jul 1953    
A2C Archie T. Bourg, Jr., USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C James E. Ferguson, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C Joel H. Fields, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C Harold T. Kamps, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C Gerald C. Maggiacomo, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C Clement O. Mankins, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C Gerald H. Medeiros, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
TSGT Arthur L. Mello, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A2C Robert H. Moore, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
A1C Robert J. Oshinskie, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
MSgt George P. Petrochilos, USAF 02 Sep 1958    
SP4 James T. Davis, USA 22 Dec 1961    
SP4 Arthur W. Glover, USA 09 Feb 1964    
PFC Donald R. Taylor, USA 09 Feb 1964    
SP5 Timothy F. Powell, Jr., USA 13 May 1965    
2LT George P. Samples, USA 13 May 1965    
LCPL Richard E. McKown, USMC 24 Sep 1965    
Sgt Paul C. Rodrigues, USMC 24 Sep 1965    
CTSA Roger W. Alex, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CTASA William E. Briley, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CTSN Wilfred D. Cordell, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CTSN Dennis E. Etzweiler, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CT3 Archie R. Garofalo, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CTSA John D. House, USN 24 Sep 1965    
LTJG Ernest D. Moody, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CT3 Wayne E. Tower, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CTSN James K. Whitman, USN 24 Sep 1965    
CT3 Gregory S. Williams, USN 24 Sep 1965    
SSG Robert F. Townsend, USA 04 Nov 1965    
SSG Donald D. Daugherty, USA 13 Apr 1966 Download 2019 Memorial Wall Observance Photos View 2019 Memorial Wall Observance Video
CPT James D. Stallings, USA 25 Sep 1966    
1LT John F. Cochrane, USA 24 Oct 1966    
SFC John F. Stirling, USA 08 Mar 1967    
A1C Charles D. Land, USAF 09 Mar 1967    
TSgt Raymond F. Leftwich, USAF 09 Mar 1967    
A1C Daniel C. Reese, USAF 09 Mar 1967    
SSgt Alfred T. Dwyer, USMC 26 May 1967    
CT3 William B. Allenbaugh, USN 08 Jun 1967    
LCDR Philip M. Armstrong, Jr. USN 08 Jun 1967    
SN Gary R. Blanchard, USN 08 Jun 1967    
SN Francis Brown, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT2 Ronnie J. Campbell, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT3 Jerry L. Converse, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT2 Robert B. Eisenberg, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT3 Jerry L. Goss, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTI Curtis A. Graves, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTSN Lawrence P. Hayden, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTI Warren E. Hersey, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTSN Alan Higgins, USN 08 Jun 1967    
SN Carl L. Hoar, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT2 Richard W. Keene, Jr., USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTSN James L. Lenau, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTC Raymond E. Linn, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTI James M. Lupton, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT3 Duane R. Marggraf, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTSN David W. Marlborough, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT2 Anthony P. Mendle, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTSN Carl C. Nygren, USN 08 Jun 1967    
LT James C. Pierce, USN 08 Jun 1967    
ICFN David Skolak, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTI John C. Smith, Jr., USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTC Melvin D. Smith, USN 08 Jun 1967    
PC2 John C. Spicher, USN 08 Jun 1967    
GMG3 Alexander N. Thompson, Jr., USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT3 Thomas R. Thornton, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CT3 Philippe C. Tiedtke, USN 08 Jun 1967    
LT Stephen S. Toth, USN 08 Jun 1967    
CTI Frederick J. Walton, USN 08 Jun 1967    
Sgt Jack L. Raper, USMC 08 Jun 1967    
Cpl Edward E. Rehmeyer, USMC 08 Jun 1967    
Allen M. Blue, NSA 08 Jun 1967    
Cpl Stephen L. Traughber, USMC 10 Sep 1967    
TSgt Frederick T. Sebers, USAF 07 Nov 1967    
SP5 Michael P. Brown, USA 26 Nov 1967    
SGT Diego Ramirez, Jr., USA 26 Nov 1967    
MSG Robert D. Taylor, USA 26 Nov 1967    
FN Duane D. Hodges, USN 23 Jan 1968    
CPT John M. Casey, USA 25 Mar 1968    
SP4 Jeffrey W. Haerle, USA 13 May 1968    
SP4 Christopher J. Schramm, USA 13 May 1968    
SP5 Samuel C. Martin, USA 17 May 1968    
Maj James W. Ayers, USMC 30 Jun 1968    
SGT Thomas J. Tomczak, USA 23 Jul 1968    
SSgt Louis J. Clever, USAF 05 Feb 1969    
SGT James V. Dorsey, Jr., USAF 05 Feb 1969    
TSGT Rodney H. Gott, USAF 05 Feb 1969    
Sgt Clarence L. McNeill, USAF 05 Feb 1969    
SSgt Hugh L. Sherburn, USAF 05 Feb 1969    
Sgt Douglas Arcano, USAF 05 Jun 1969    
TSgt Eugene L. Benevides, USAF 05 Jun 1969    
Sgt Sherman E. Consolver, Jr., USAF 05 Jun 1969    
SSgt Roy L. Lindsey, USAF 05 Jun 1969    
Sgt Lucian A. Rominiecki, USAF 05 Jun 1969    
SSgt Richard J. Steen, Jr., USAF 05 Jun 1969    
SP5 Harold D. Biller, USA 25 Feb 1969    
CT3 Gary R. Ducharme, USN 15 Apr 1969    
CT3 John A. Miller, USN 15 Apr 1969    
CTI John H. Potts, USN 15 Apr 1969    
CTC Frederick A. Randall, USN 15 Apr 1969    
CTC Richard E. Smith, USN 15 Apr 1969    
CT3 Philip D. Sundby, USN 15 Apr 1969    
LT Robert F. Taylor, USN 15 Apr 1969    
CT2 Stephen J. Tesmer, USN 15 Apr 1969    
SSgt Hugh M. Lynch, USMC 15 Apr 1969    
SP5 Harry J. Colon, USA 21 Jun 1969    
SSgt Elmore L. Hall, USAF 08 Oct 1969    
Sgt Michael L. Stiglich, USAF 08 Oct 1969    
PFC Henry N. Heide, II, USA 29 Nov 1969    
SP4 James R. Smith, USA 29 Nov 1969    
CTC Robert S. Gates, USN 28 Dec 1969    
MGySgt Edward R. Storm, USMC 28 Dec 1969    
Sgt Larry W. Duke, USMC 10 Mar 1970    
A1C Paul W. Anthony, USAF 08 Apr 1970    
SSgt Michael R. Conner, USAF 22 Apr 1970    
SGT Robert E. Dew, USA 30 Aug 1970    
SP5 Carl H. Caccia, USA 21 Feb 1971    
SP5 Robert J. Potts, USA 21 Feb 1971    
SP5 Michael B. Smith, USA 21 Feb 1971    
SP5 Robert J. Thelen, USA 21 Feb 1971    
SP5 Gary C. David, USA 01 Mar 1971    
SP5 Frank A. Sablan, USA 01 Mar 1971    
WOI Harold L. Algaard, USA 04 Mar 1971    
SP5 Richard J. Hentz, USA 04 Mar 1971    
CPT Michael W. Marker USA 04 Mar 1971    
SP5 Rodney D. Osborne, USA 04 Mar 1971    
SP6 John T. Straun, USA 04 Mar 1971    
Sgt Robert Hrisoulis, USMC 21 Jan 1971    
CT03 James M. Coon, USN 12 Dec 1971    
CTISN John M. Deremigio, USN 12 Dec 1971    
CTO1 Donald E. Dickerson, USN 12 Dec 1971    
CTOSN Stephen H. Elliott, USN 12 Dec 1971    
CTRI Walter R. Woods, Jr., USN 12 Dec 1971    
CTM2 Gregory K. Zeller, USN 12 Dec 1971    
SP4 Bruce A. Crosby, Jr., USA 30 Mar 1972    
SP5 Gary P. Westcott, USA 30 Mar 1972    
MSgt John W. Ryon, USAF 21 Nov 1972    
Sgt Dale Brandenburg, USAF 05 Feb 1973    
Sgt Peter R. Cressman, USAF 05 Feb 1973    
Sgt Joseph A. Matejov, USAF 05 Feb 1973    
SSgt Todd M. Melton, USAF 05 Feb 1973    
CT01 John R. Ball, USN 03 Dec 1979    
RM3 Emil E. White, USN 03 Dec 1979    
SSgt Steven C. Balcer, USAF 16 Mar 1981    
SSgt Harry L. Parsons, III, USAF 16 Mar 1981    
CTI3 Patrick R. Price, USN 25 Jan 1987    
CTI3 Craig R. Rudolf, USN 25 Jan 1987    
TSgt Ernest R. Parrish, USAF 22 Sep 1995    
SSG Gene A. Vance, USA 19 May 2002    
SGT Joseph M. Nolan, USA 18 Nov 2004    
SSG Edwin H. DazaChacon, USA 13 Feb 2006    
Sergeant Amanda N. Pinson, USA 16 Mar 2006    
SSG Kyu H. Chay, USA 28 Oct 2006    
SGT Trista L. Moretti, USA 25 Jun 2007    
CTT1(SW) Steven Daugherty, USN 06 Jul 2007    
SGT Nicholas A. Robertson, USA 04 Apr 2008    
CTM3 Matthew J. O'Bryant, USN 30 Sep 2008    
SGT James D. Pirtle, USA 01 May 2009    
SPC Ryan C. King, USA 01 May 2009    
CTRCS David "Blake" McLendon, USN 21 Sep 2010    
Sgt Lucas T. Pyeatt, USMC 05 Feb 2011    
CTR1 Michael J. Strange, USN 06 Aug 2011    
SGT Andrew J. Creighton, USA 01 July 2010    
SSG Michael W. Hosey, USA 17 Sep 2011    
SGT Christopher L. Muniz, USA 11 Dec 2011    
SrA Julian S. Scholten, USAF 18 Feb 2012    
SPC Joshua N. Nelson, USA 16 Sep 2012    
CTTC Christian M. Pike, USN 13 Mar 2013    
SSgt Richard A. Dickson, USAF 27 Apr 2013    
SPC Christopher A. Landis, USA 10 Feb 2014    
SPC John A. Pelham, USA 12 Feb 2014    
CTICS Shannon M. Kent, USN 16 Jan 2019