Former and Current Military Alumni Connect at O’Callahan Society Dinner

Midshipman 2/C Calvin Joewono ’14, of Berkeley, Calif., and his date Maya Nicole Welch ’14 enjoying the annual O’Callahan Society Dinner in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom. (The O’Callahan Society, named for Holy Cross professor Rev. Joseph T. O’Callahan, S.J., the first Navy chaplain to be awarded the Medal of Honor, encourages and cultivates the traditions associated with the Jesuit, liberal arts education of military officers.) “The dinner was a wonderful experience to connect with former and current military alumni. This year we had the opportunity to commemorate the Special Warfare community, and it was a great experience to talk with SEALS,” Joewono said.

From left, O’Callahan Society Dinner keynote speaker, rear admiral Garry Bonelli, deputy commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, and his wife Marti with Ann and Capt. Thomas Kelley, USN (Ret.) ’60. Kelley is a Medal of Honor recipient for his service in Vietnam. During Bonelli’s speech to about 300 guests in Hogan Ballroom, he discussed the combat and non-combat duties of the Navy SEALs, as well as the care given to returning SEALs and their families.

Photography by Glenn Parry

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