Award Recipient

Frank T. Haydon (1921–2009) Frank T. Haydon grew up in Brooklyn, NY; he attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served aboard Liberty Ships in World War II as a midshipman, participating in the D-Day invasion aboard SS William N. Pendleton. He graduated from the Academy in 1945, earning his Master Mariner’s license, which…

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Admiral Robert J. Papp

In 1998, ADM Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.) was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  In 2011, ADM Papp was honored again; on this occasion he was awarded the NMHS Bravo Zulu Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: The NMHS Bravo Zulu Award…

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Capt. Cesare Sorio

In 2016, Capt. Cesare Sorio was awarded with the David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Cesare Sorio’s sailing career began when he was a teen, working summers on board both sail and motor yachts as a deck boy and…

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CAPT Christopher Allan Melhuish, USN (Ret.)  was the commander of the USS Constitution from July 26, 1997 to July 30, 1999.  In July 1998, the final bicentennial activity for Constitution and the U.S. Navy involved an international salute to Constitution from 19 tall ships and modern navy vessels from various countries. Melhuish also initiated a U.S. Navy-wide heritage indoctrination…

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In 2018, VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) is presented with the NMHS 2018 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership as CEO…

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ADM James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.) served as acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 and US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from December 4, 2003, to March 1, 2005. He served as the second administrator of the Transportation Security Administration from 2002 to 2003, and before that as the Commandant of the…

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