DeLANY, Walter, Jr., CAPT

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Line Officer
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1967-1969, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
Service Years
1941 - 1969

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Inurnment at the U.S. Naval Academy

Date of Passing
Jan 31, 2006
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
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UDT SEAL AssociationNaval Submarine League
  1950, UDT SEAL Association - Assoc. Page
  1960, Naval Submarine League1

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Captain Walter Stanley DeLany, Jr.
United States Navy (Retired)

Walter S. DeLany Jr., Captain U.S. Navy (Ret), 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. Walt was a resident of Twin Lakes Community in Burlington. A memorial service was held Friday in Twin Lakes. Inurnment will be at the columbarium at the U.S. Naval Academy at a later date.

CAPT DeLany graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in 1944, designated as Class of 1945. After graduation, he went to Fort Pierce, Fla., where he completed Scout and Raider (now SEAL) training, followed by duty in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he completed submarine training and spent the majority of his 28 years in the Navy with the submarine service including command of USS CAVALLA (SSK-244) and later USS CROAKER. (SSK-246) He spent three years in Hamburg, Germany, as liaison officer to the German navy. Following this, he commanded a large supply ship, USS ARCTURUS (AF-52), which delivered stores to the Atlantic fleet that were at sea.

CAPT DeLany's last duty in the Navy was as Assistant Academic Dean at the Naval Academy. He retired in 1969 to follow a second career in Community College Administration. He spent four years as president of a two year college in South Carolina, followed by nine years as president of Danville Community College in Virginia. He moved to Burlington in 1989. He was a member of the Naval Submarine League, the UDT-SEAL Association and Alamance Country Club. He had a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master's degree from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He was predeceased by his first wife, Anne Culp DeLany, who died in 1997. He is survived by his present wife, Mary Lynn Lewis DeLany of Greensboro, whom he married in 1999, and his daughter, Mary Anne DeLany, who lives in Maine.
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)School Assignments - StaffUS NavyUSS Cavalla (SS-244)
USS Croaker (SS-246)USS Arcturus (AF-52)
  1941-1944, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1944-1944, Scout & Raider School
  1944-1944, Fort Pierce
  1956-1956, USS Cavalla (SS-244)
  1957-1959, USS Croaker (SS-246)
  1965-1966, USS Arcturus (AF-52)
  1967-1969, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyStanford UniversityUniversity of Texas at Austin
  1941-1944, United States Naval Academy1
  1960-1962, Stanford University
  1970-1972, University of Texas at Austin
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