Rare Named Father/Son United States Naval Academy Group
Incredible and Rare Named Father/Son United States Naval Academy Group.
Includes: WW2 era officer’s rain coat; Korean War era USN officer’s service dress jacket; ‘1954 IAAA Champs’ letterman sweater; framed United States Naval Academy diploma (1959) and alumni plaques; and multiple United States Navy officer commissions, Armed Forces Staff College diploma, and accompanying documents. WW2 era officer’s rain coat is in good condition with light wear – includes lieutenant bars and is faintly marked with name on tag “Humes, Ralph M.” Korean War era officer’s service dress jacket is in good condition with light wear – marked with name “Humes, C.B.” on tailor tag. ‘1954 IAAA Champs’ letterman sweater (belonging to Charles B. Humes) is in excellent condition. Due to being storage for a prolonged period, all clothing items could use a deeper cleaning prior to display. Framed United States Naval Academy diploma (1959), named to “Charles Boyce Humes“, is in good condition with minor staining in two areas – both near the bottom corners of the diploma. United States Naval Academy alumni plaques are both in very good condition and are named to “Charles B. Humes“. The United States Navy officer commissions, Armed Forces Staff College diploma, and accompanying documents are all in very good condition – with minor degradation to the official USN seals on the commissions – and are named to “Ralph M. Humes“. The commissions for Ralph M. Humes are for the following ranks and dates, respectively: 1.) Lieutenant Junior Grade (Aug. 1935); 2.) Assistant Paymaster Lieutenant Junior Grade (Feb. 1936); 3.) Assistant Paymaster Lieutenant (Sept. 1940); Assistant Paymaster Lieutenant (Oct. 1940); and Commander Supply Corps (May 1948). The Armed Forces Staff College diploma to “Commander Ralph M. Humes” is dated 1949.
According to our cursory research, this group belonged to Ralph M. Humes and his son, Charles B. Humes, both graduates of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Ralph Martin Humes, born in 1910, was a 1932 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Ralph was present at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941 and would take part in the Battle of Midway during WW2. He would spend 31 years of his life in service to his country (retiring from active duty in 1958) and passed away in 1975. Ralph M. Humes is interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
Charles Boyce Humes, born in 1937, was a 1959 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. Charles served throughout the Vietnam War and passed away in 2020.
This is a truly unique group with a great story and excellent historical value.
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