Preble Hall

The Case of Ensign Vernon "Copy" Berg

Episode Summary

This is one of two episodes conducted in partnership with the North American Society of Oceanic History (NASOH). Our guest, doctoral candidate Heather Haley, received honorable mention for the Reynolds Prize this year with NASOH. We discussed her paper on the case of ENS Copy Berg, the first USNA graduate to challenge the Navy's policy on gays in the military in the 1970s.

Episode Notes

Preble Hall is produced by the United States Naval Academy Museum

A History of the Navy in 100 Objects from the USNA Museum

Host: Dr. Claude Berube, Director, USNA Museum, US Naval Academy

Date recorded: 27 May 2020