Tags: Captain Edward Beach, naval academy, Proceedings, War of the Worlds
For the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval Instituteâ€™s Proceedings compiled memories of midshipmen who went on to prominence later in their lives. The following is from Captain Edward L. â€śNedâ€ť Beach Jr., who recalled Orson Wellesâ€™ 1938 (75 years ago today) radio broadcast of â€śThe War of the Worlds.â€ť Though he remembers it to have happened on â€śHalloween night,â€ť it actually took place the night before. The Naval Instituteâ€™s headquarters in Annapolis, Beach Hall, is named after Ned and his father, Captain Edward L. Beach Sr. Murray Frazee, the midshipman who tipped Ned off about the â€śinvasion,â€ť went on to become the Executive Officer of the USS Tang in World War II under Richard H. Oâ€™Kane.
â€”Fred Schultz, Managing Editor, Proceedings
Hat tip Claude Berube