USS Corporal Eternal Patrol List

This page is dedicated to the memory of our former shipmates who received their final orders and are now sailing on Eternal Patrol. Special thanks to
Phil Fettig, YN3(SS) 1964-1966, for his support in reaching out to our shipmates' family members to keep this list up-to-date. You may send any associated
information to info@ss346.com. Recent additions: May 2017: Collin Ingraham, February 2017: Willard (Bill) O'Rourke, January 2017: Harry "Bill" Ervin, October 2016: Richard Anderson and Richard Cmelka, January 2015: Loren Parks. This page was updated on 05/22/17.

SHIPMATE and
ETERNAL PATROL DATE
RATE / RANK and
ON BOARD DATE
OBITUARY or OTHER INFORMATION PHOTO
Adams, Paul
11/1993
GM2(SS)
1945
Born February 25, 1916. WWII subvet and USS Corporal Plank Owner. Unavailable
Ala, Ismael
07/1999
EM2(SS)
unknown
Also served on 3 other submarines. Unavailable
Albion, Alfred
06/2008
EMFN(SS)
1955
Also served on the USS Archerfish (SS-311). Unavailable
Anderson, Richard, Jr.
09/01/2016
CDR(SS)
1967-1968, 1972-1973
Born May 27, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 1958, Richard served on a cruiser and 5 submarines. He was both the XO and CO on the SS346. He was the 37th person to qualify as a Deep Submergence Vehicle Operator. After retiring from the Navy as a Captain, he was a civilian employee of the Navy until 2003. He had a fondness for basset hounds and bloodhounds, and with his wife, bred and rescued hounds for over 50 years. He is survived Barbara by his wife of 57 years, 4 remaining children, and 5 grandchildren. Richard Anderson Photo 1Richard Anderson Photo 2
Arnest, Harry
03/2009
LT(SS)
1945-1947
Born September 23, 1920 in Hague, VA. Also served on the USS North Carolina (BB-52) from 1942-1944. USS Corporal Plank Owner. Unavailable
Ayers, Ken
02/24/2009
EN1(SS)
1964-1969
Born March 23, 1928 in Providence, RI. Ken served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1969. After retiring from the Navy, he worked for United Nuclear as an inspector for 18 years. He was a 32nd degree Mason belonging to both Summerset Lodge #34 and Oxoboxo Lodge #116. Ken passed away at home with his family by his side. In addition to Elsie, his loving wife of 45 years, Ken is survived by his 5 children,
16 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
KenAyers Photo 1KenAyers Photo 2
Bartlett, Tom
04/15/2015
EN3(SS)
1967-1970
Born December 31, 1947 in Chicago, Ill. Also served on the USS Piper (SS-409). He worked as a cab driver, volunteer fireman, steelworker, and real estate broker. In January 2015 he retired as a Budget Analyst with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Tom had a passion for long road trips and all genres of music. He created and maintained the SS346 website for 10 years. He is survived by his former wife of 26 years, 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. Tom Bartlett Photo 1Tom Bartlett Photo 2
Bemis, Frank
01/2010
ENFN(SS)
1949-1952
Born February 13, 1930. Unavailable
Berry, Howard
05/2013
EN1(SS)
1959
Born December 5, 1926. Served on 3 other submarines, and retired in 1966 as an ENC(SS). Unavailable
Birchett, Edward
07/2010
QM3(SS)
1945-1946
Born September 15, 1925 in Yazoo City, MS. WWII subvet. Also served on 3 other submarines. Unavailable
Blackburn, Orville
05/1986
GMC(SS)
1945-1946
Born January 6, 1914. WWII and Pearl Harbor Survivor. USS Corporal Plank Owner. Served on 9 other submarines and retired in 1953. Unavailable
Blanc, Garvey
07/2009
unknown
unknown
WWII subvet. Garvey enlisted in 1941, and wa an RM1(SS) prior to accepting a commission. He served on 3 other submarines, and retired in 1967 as a LCDR. Garvey Blanc Photo
Bock, James
02/2014
RM2(SS)
1945-1947
Born June 6, 1925 and enlisted in 1943. WWII and Pearl Harbor Survivor. USS Corporal Plank Owner. Unavailable
Brasher, Rodney
05/1985
HM1(SS)
unknown
Also served on the USS Redfin (SS-272). Unavailable
Brewer, Don
01/2013
SO3(SS)
1956-1959
Born October 24, 1937. Unavailable
Brown, Tom "Brownie"
10/2006
ST2(SS)
1966-1970
Unavailable Tom Brown Photo 1Tom Brown Photo 2
Bruce, Jr, Verner
01/2005
EMC(SS)
1954-1957
WWII subvet made multiple War Patrols and served on 9 submarines. Transferred off the USS Wahoo (SS-238) in 1943 prior to her sinking that October. Verner retired from the Navy after 20 years in 1961. Unavailable
Burkhart, Elijah
12/2010
TM1(SS)
1967-1971
Born January 24, 1920 in Reading, PA. WWII Subvet. He was a plankowner on the USS Tilefish (SS-307) and made 6 war patrols on her. Elijah also served on 9 other submarines during his career before retiring from the US Navy in 1973. Unavailable
Butts, William
10/1994
SD2(SS)
unknown
Unavailable Unavailable
Calverly, James
07/2005
TMC(SS)
1962-1964
Unavailable Unavailable
Carey, Russ
08/2014
IC2(SS)
1964-1968
After the Navy, Russ received his BS degree from Southern Illinois University and both a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He was a Research Scientist at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona until 1988. After that was a scientific instrument sales consultant from which he retired in 2010. Russ is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jan, daughters Colleen Bergeron and Jennifer Lewis, and five grandchildren. Russ Carey Photo 1TRuss Carey Photo 2
Carlson, Fred
09/01/2012
ET3(SS)
1949-1951
Born March 16, 1930. Fred served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve from 1947 to 1990 and retired as an ET1(SS). In addition to serving on the USS Corporal, he was a Plank Owner of USS Tang (SS-563) and was a nuclear reactor operator on the USS Nautilus (SSN-571). He worked at Knolls Atomic Power Lab operated by GE for 29 years and retired from there in 1990. Fred is survived by his wife Sondra, 4 children, and 7 grandchildren. Fred Carlson Photo 1
Carlson, William
12/2008
MOMM2(SS)
1946
WWII subvet Unavailable
Caufield, Frank
10/2011
CS1(SS)
1955-1957
Unavailable Unavailable
Cavanagh, John
12/04/2013
MOMMFN(SS)
1946-1948
Born March 29, 1929 in Lynn, MA. He was a life member of Pipefitters Union Local 13, and was a 32 Degree Mason of the Good Samaritan Masonic Lodge in Reading, MA. John is survived by his wife Jean, a son and 2 grandchildren. Unavailable
Christopher, Allyn
02/1993
GM1(SS)
1948-1949
WWII subvet, also served on USS U-3008, a German Type XXI submarine. Unavailable
Clanton, George
2004
QMC(SS)
1964
WWII subvet Unavailable
Clark, Fred
12/1996
TM1(SS)
1948
WWII subvet, also served on USS U-2513, a German Type XXI submarine. Unavailable
Clauder, Arthur
07/2006
BKR3(SS)
1945-1946
WWII and Pearl Harbor Survivor Unavailable
Cmelka, Richard
10/2016
MM2(SS)
1967-1969
Born December 17, 1941 in St. Bernard, TX. Additional information unavailable. Unavailable
Coghill, Kettig
08/1989
ENC(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet Unavailable
Collard, Raymond
11/2011
EN3(SS)
1952-1955
Born September 17, 1932. Retired from the Navy as a CWO4. Unavailable
Collins, Herbert
01/1990
IC2(SS)
1951-1954
Unavailable Unavailable
Conrad, Edward
11/04/2004
CO
CDR(SS)
1949-1951
Born August 2, 1917 in St. Louis, MO. Edward served in the U.S. Navy from 1938 to 1969 and was on three submarines during WWII and was a Commanding Officer of the USS Corporal. See Obituary here. Unavailable
Cookman, James
10/29/1971
EMC(SS)
1966-1967
Born January 7, 1930. "Cookie" joined the U.S. Navy in 1946 and retired in 1970. He forged his papers to get into the Navy, and made his first war patrol when he was just 16 years old. In addition, he was on the USS Chopper in 1959 when the submarine experienced a malfunction and took a 47 degree down angle passing below 400 feet. James Cookman Photo 1
Crane, Edwin
09/2012
EM1(SS)
1945-1946
WWII subvet. Ed was the last known member of the USS Corporal 1945 Commissioning Crew. In 2009, Dave Eberhart, Paul Staffey, and Phil Fettig visited Ed at his home. We had the honor hearing about the USS Corporal in her first days. We presented Ed with a USS Corporal hat and took him out to lunch. He gave us a scrapbook of early photographs which Phil has either taken to reunions or sent a copy. Ed Crane Photo 1
Cronotti, Robert
04/1966
ET3(SS)
1965-1966
Died in an automobile accident after a northern run. John Crosson died in 2009 from complications. Paul Staffey and two others survived with serious injuries. Unavailable
Crosson, John
03/28/2009
TM3(SS)
1964-1966
Born November 28, 1943 and served on the USS Corporal for two years until a car acident left him with 3 of 4 limbs paralyzed for the rest of his life. See Obituary here. Unavailable
Cyr, Donald
03/2012
unknown
1947-1949
Unavailable Unavailable
Daley, Tom
unhnown
EN1(SS)
1964-1966
Unavailable Unavailable
Daubenspeck, Robert
10/2011
FTG3(SS)
1962-1963
Was also on the USS Tiru (SS-416) Unavailable
Davidson, Carroll
07/2012
CS3(SS)
1948-1949
Unavailable Unavailable
Deaderick, Charles
01/1992
EN1(SS)
1948
Unavailable Unavailable
Delany, Jr., Walter
01/2006
LT(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet Unavailable
Dell, Andy
07/2006
COB
TMC(SS)
unknown
Born June 19, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA. Enlisted in 1935 and retired in 1955. WWII subvet, 10 war patrols. Served 6 submarines including the U-2513 and U3008, German Type XXI submarines. Unavailable
Denne, Merlin
05/2008
TM2(SS)
1945-1947
WWII and Pearl Harbor Survivor Unavailable
Dependahl, Edward
09/1975
ETC(SS)
1953
Unavailable Unavailable
Dimino, Gabriel "Gabe"
03/2006
ET3(SS)
1967-1968
After the U.S. Navy, John earned a Master's Degree in Education at Temple University in Philadelphia. He taught at both high school and college level, as well as serving as a social worker for low income teens and adults trying to get training and employment. He was also a management trainer for Honeywell and Stone and Webster Engineering. For fun, John was a musician who sang and played bass guitar. Gabe Dimino Photo 1
Dionne, Phil
03/2009
MOMM1(SS)
1945-1946
Born November 5, 1922 in Nashua, N.H. Phil joined the U.S. Navy in 1943, qualified on the USS Darter (SS-227), and participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944. After the war, he was a USS Corporal Plank Owner as a Machinist Mate before changing his rating to Nuclear Electronics Technician. Phil was on the USS Skate (SSN-578) when it surfaced at the North Pole in 1958. He retired in 1973 at a ETC(SS). Phil Dionne Photo 1
Dombrowski, Adolf
07/2011
EN2(SS)
1967-1968
Born February 15, 1940 Adolf Dombrowski Photo 1
Eckart, Jr., Charles
08/1993
TMC(SS)
1946-1947
WWII subvet Unavailable
Edgar, Terrance
05/1987
EM1(SS)
1945-1947
WWII subvet Unavailable
Ellis, Floyd
05/2009
RMC(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet and Pearl Harbor Survivor. Enlisted in the U.S Navy 1941 and retired in 1967. Terrence was RMCM(SS) prior to being Commissioned LTJG in 1960. Unavailable
Engstrom, Alvin
02/2010
EN1(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet Unavailable
Ervin, Harry "Bill"
01/2017
COB
TMC(SS)
1967-1969
Born on August 4, 1930 in Keyser, West Virginia. Bill qualified on the USS Ronquil (SS-396) in 1949 and served on eight submarines during his 30 years of service. After the Navy he had a second career with ITT Henze. Bill was married for 64 years and had 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. Bill Ervin Photo 1Bill Ervin Photo 2
Ewing, Joseph "Judd"
01/2010
ET2(SS)
1953-1956
Judd served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Corporal (SS-346). Prior to Eternal Patrol, he lived in Mt. Washington, PA. Unavailable
Faivre, Allen
05/2013
TM2(SS)
1969-1970
Unavailable Unavailable
Feeley, Francis
03/1986
CS2(SS)
1949
Unavailable Unavailable
Fiedt, John "Jack"
03/2007
EN2(SS)
1955-1962
John served on four U.S. Navy submarines over 25 years of service, and he retired as an EN1(SS). He moved to New Port Richey, FL in 1978 from Syracuse, NY. He was married for 51 years and had 3 sons, 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Unavailable
Fields, John "Jack"
12/2004
COB
ENCM(SS)
1971-1973
Served on 4 submarines. Unavailable
Floto, Warren
07/2014
SN(SS)
1948-1949
WWII subvet Unavailable
Flowers, Harrell
03/2001
TM1(SS)
1959
WWII subvet Unavailable
Fong, Daniel
09/2012
MOMM2(SS)
1945-1947
WWII subvet and Plank Owner. Dan was born Fong On Git in Kwontung Province, China, and moved to the U.S. at age 7. After high school, he enlisted and finished near the top of his class in both Submarine and Mechanical Schools. Dan was the first (or one of the first) U.S. Navy sailors of Chinese heritage to serve on a WWII Combat Submarine Patrol. His son stated that Dan's fellow crew members and his Naval service meant everything to him. Unavailable
Galardi, Angel
07/1995
LCDR(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet Unavailable
Gibson, Charles
04/2015
TM3(SS)
1967-1968
Born in 1947. After leaving the Navy Charles attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He worked for many years in the tire business and later in healthcare. Charles Gibson Photo 1Charles Gibson Photo 2
Gillette, Red
07/2005
EN1(SS)
unknown
Unavailable Unavailable
Gould, Denford
01/2002
EN2(SS)
1956-1958
Served on 5 submarines. Left the Navy as a CWO2(SS). Unavailable
Greene, Joseph
01/2012
CO
LCDR(SS)
1958-1960
Unavailable Unavailable
Gregoire, Robert "Bob"
09/2004
EM1(SS)
1967-1968
Unavailable Bob Gregoire Photo
Griffin, Warren
01/1984
TM2(SS)
1948-1949
WWII subvet Unavailable
Gustafson, Robert
01/2008
CAPT(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1943, served on 6 submarines. Robert was an EMC(SS) on the USS Bass (SS-164) before accepting a commission. Retired from the Navy in 1968. Unavailable
Haidet, Peter
01/2015
ENFN(SS)
1954
Born May 28, 1934 in Carrollton, OH. After the Navy Peter worked as a Property Manager at Farley Co. of Hartford, and retired in 1994 from the Connecticut Natural Gas Co. as Building Services Manager. He was an avid car enthusiast and owned many Mustangs from his 1964 red convertible to his current 2000 Mustang GT as well as several T-Birds. Unavailable
Hansen, Philip
05/2011
MOMM(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet. Philip served on 11 submarines and 2 surface ships. He was an ENC(SS) prior to accepting a commission, and retired as a LCDR. Unavailable
Harger, Harry
04/2011
EN1(SS)
1960-1961
Served on 6 submarines. Retired in 1971 as a LT. Unavailable
Hawk, Harry
07/2002
MM3(SU)
1970-1971
After becoming MMCS(SS) on the USS Alabama (SSBN-731), Harry became an Officer and was a LCDR when he retired. Unavailable
Hawkins, Jack
09/2006
CAPT(SS)
unknown
Born December 1, 1921 in Limeville, IA. WWII subvet. During his career Jack served as the commanding officer of both the USS Caiman (SS-323) and USS Sam Houston (SSBN-609). He enlisted in 1942 and retired in 1974. Unavailable
Haynes, William
06/1976
SD3(SS)
1945-1947
Born July 2, 1926 in New Haven, CT. William was a Plankowner of the USS Corporal. After his 3 years in the Navy, he was heavily involved in starting Arnold Clark, Inc., the company that made Silly Putty one of the most successfully marketed toys in U.S. History. He worked there 25 years, and was Vice President and Director at the time of his passing at age 50. William Haynes Photo
Helbling, John
09/2012
EN2(SS)
1966-1968
Born October 3, 1944 in Pittsburgh, PA. John served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and retired in 1996 as a MMCS(SS). After the service, he worked in the Power Plant Maintenance Department at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL until his civilian retirement. John Helbling Photo
Hellieson, James
03/1991
EN1(SS)
1958-1959
Born February 26, 1918. WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1942, served on 8 submarines, and retired in 1962. Unavailable
Hendicks, Dale
07/1999
SN(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet Unavailable
Henning, Donald
10/2003
CO
LCDR(SS)
1947-1947
WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1941 and retired in 1963. Served on 4 submarines and was also the commanding officer of the USS Braine (DD-630). Donald Henning Photo
Hess, Franklin
01/1995
CO
LCDR(SS)
1946-1947
Born September 12, 1911 in Sacramento, CA. WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1935, served on 4 submarines, and retired in 1965 as a Captain. Franklin Hess Photo
Hill, Melvin
09/2000
COB
STSC(SS)
1966-1968
Served on 3 submarines. Melvin Hill Photo
Horner, Larry
01/1994
CAPT(SS)
unknown
Born August 24, 1922. WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1941, qualified as SN(SS) in 1944, and retired from the Naval Reserve in 1975 as a Captain. Larry was on 5 submarines and stationed at 2 shore commands. Unavailable
Hosford, David
01/2011
MM2(SS)
1964-1966
Also served on the USS Robert E Lee (SSBN-610) in the M-Division. Unavailable
Hubbell, Walter
04/2012
CO
LCDR(SS)
1966-1968
Born February 18, 1929 in Wagner County, OK. He enlisted in the Navy July 11, 1946 and advanced to SM3 before entering the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1953. He served on the USS Sea Leopard, USS Barbero, USS Abraham Lincoln, USS Sailfish, and commanded the USS Corporal. After retiring in 1976, Walt attended George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA, earned a nursing degree and became a Registered Nurse. More details of his life and Naval service can be viewed here. See XO Don Ulmer's "Remembering Walt Hubbell" tribute here. Walter Hubbell Photo
Humbertson, Karl
10/2014
EN2(SS)
1959-1960
Born December 26, 1937 in Coshocton, OH. Karl spent 22 years in the Navy, served on 11 submarines, and retired in 1974 as an MMC(SS). After the Navy he worked for the Charleston County School District as a locksmith for
11 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Rose Marie Humbertson. Karl is survived by his 3 sons, 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Unavailable
Hunt, Randall
06/1989
CAPT(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet. Also served on the USS Porpoise (SS-172). Unavailable
Ientile, Felice
11/1994
MOMM2(SS)
1945-1946
WWII subvet, Pearl Harbor Survivor, and Plank Owner Unavailable
Ingraham, Collin
05/2017
FTG1(SS)
1965-1968
Born March 30, 1944. Qualified in submarines on the USS Halfbeak (SS-352) in 1962. Served aboard 3 submarines and was the COB on the USS Tullibee (SSN-597). He retired from the Navy as a FTCM(SS) in 1980. After the Navy he was a gentleman farmer and maintenance supervisor at Northeast Utilities. Collin Ingraham Photo 1Collin Ingraham Photo 2
Ireland, Paul
10/1973
MOMM2(SS)
1947-1948
Qualified on USS Pompon (SS-267) as MOMM3(SS) in 1945. Retired from Navy as a Commander. Unavailable
Jeffcoat, Billy
07/1988
MOMM3(SS)
1946-1948
Born February 8, 1926. WWII subvet. Served on 10 submarines and retired as an ENC(SS) after 20 years. Unavailable
Johns, Jack
09/2004
QM3(SS)
1948
Also served on the USS Permit (SS-178) and USS Sea Poacher (SS-406). Unavailable
Joplin, Dock
11/1988
QM1(SS)
1947-1949
WWII subvet. Served on 5 submarines and retired as a CWO4. Unavailable
Jordan, Clayton
10/1990
MOMM1(SS)
1945-1946
Born February 19, 1920. WWII subvet. Served on 11 submarines and retired as an ENC(SS). Unavailable
Kattwinkle, Earl
08/2003
FCS1(SS)
1945
Born January 8, 1921. WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1940 and was discharged in 1945. Served on 4 submarines. Unavailable
Kennedy, Stephen
03/2002
unknown(SS)
unknown
Also served on the USS Jallao (SS-368). Unavailable
Kilpatrick, Louis
12/1995
LCDR(SS)
unknown
Born December 16, 1921. WWII subvet. Enlisted in 1942, served on 4 submarines, and retired in 1967. Unavailable
Knece, Charlie
03/2008
EM2(SS)
1960-1962
Comment from a former shipmate: Charlie was one of those rare guys that put everything he had into his life, and what he could do for others. He also played third base for the Corporal with gusto, just as he lived his life. He retired from the U.S. Navy as an EMCM(SS). Charlie Knece Photo
Kutzleb, Fred "Whitey"
08/2012
RM2(SS)
1962-1965
Born August 12, 1938 in Bronx, NY. After graduating from high school in Felts Mills, NY, Fred enlisted and served on the USS Growler, USS Corporal, USS Alexander Hamilton, and USS San Rayburn. During the Viet Nam War he served as a PBR Boat Captain and Patrol Officer with the River Rhine Forces. After retiring from the Navy he worked at, and retired from, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. Fred Kutzleb Photo
Lance, Frank Ruben
unknown
TMC(SS)
unknown
Enlisted in the U.S. Navy on July 20, 1938. Served on 7 submarines, and 3 of those were during WWII. Unavailable
Lee, Edwin
08/2014
CS2(SS)
1950's
Born August 28, 1931. Qualified in submarines on the USS Batfish (SS-310) as a CSSN(SS) in 1954. Served aboard 8 submarines and was the COB on the USS Halibut (SSN-587) 1968-1971. He retired from the Navy as a STCM(SS) in 1979. Edwin Lee Photo 1Edwin Lee Photo 2
Leland, Delmont
03/1986
IC3(SS)
1946
Born June 23, 1927. Served on 4 submarines after WWII. Unavailable
Lewis, Bruce
09/2008
TM2(SS)
1969-1971
Born on February 11, 1948 in Burlington, VT. Bruce graduated from Champlain Valley Union High in 1966, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Sea Owl and USS Corporal. After the Navy, he worked for General Electric for 23 years, CanadAir for 4 years, Husky Injection Molding Systems for 12 years. Bruce loved hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and riding his Harley. Bruce Lewis Photo
Lipp, Bob
02/2013
TMSN(SS)
1961-1963
Born June 24, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA. Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy after high school. Afetr his naval service he attended Miami University in Oxford Ohio. Bob was married in 1978 and had three daughters. Unavailable
Loftis, Andrew
10/1995
FTC(SS)
unknown
Born March 17, 1921. WWII subvet. Served on 6 submarines. Unavailable
Lynch, Robert
08/1977
CS1(SS)
1957-1958
Born June 23, 1927. Enlisted in 1945, served on 6 submarines, and retired in 1968. Unavailable
Mace, Jr., Verne
02/2015
TM3(SS)
1945-1947
Born May 6, 1926 in Orleans, Nebraska. He served on 3 submarines. Howard was a trucker for more than 50 years hauling heavy equipment and fuel. At the highlight of his career he was transporting Disney on Ice. In addition, he owned a Centennial Bowling center in Oberlin, Kansas from 1963-1974. Verne Mace Photo
MacGregor, Ross
01/2003
COB
FTC(SS)
1966-1967
Served on 6 submarines. Retired in 1973 as a FTCS(SS). After the Navy, Stu was a commercial fisherman for 15 years, from Cape May, NJ to the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. unavailable
MacLean, Roderick
06/2000
CO
CDR(SS)
1947-1949
Born January 1, 1911. WWII subvet and Silver Star. Served aboard 6 submarines, several shore commands, and retired in 1963. Unavailable
May, John
3/06/2016
QM3(SS)
1968-1970
Born June 9, 1947 in Louisiana. After the Navy John worked at Stewart Construction for 28 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing most of all. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and three sons. John May Photo
Mayborne, Mike
3/15/1974
TM3(SS)
1966-1967
Born April 27, 1945 in Rockford, IL. Mike served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1967, and was a Torpedoman aboard the USS Corporal. After the Navy he served with the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office for six years. Mike was a Sheriffs Detective when he killed in line of duty while aprehending a robber in Loves Park, IL. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, father, sister and five nieces and nephews.
A detailed account of this tragedy can be viewed here.
Mike Mayfair PhotoMike Mayfair Photo 2
McCarthy, John
02/2013
YNC(SS)
1964-1965
Born Aug 7, 1930. John was in the Merchant Navy prior to joining the U.S. Navy in 1947. While John was a YNCS(SS), he became a "mustang" and accepted a commission. He served on 6 submarines, both diesel and nuclear, and retired with over 30 years as a LCDR. After retirement he went back to college, including law school, and served eight years in the New Hampshire State Legislature. John McCarthy Photo 1John McCarthy Photo 2
McCorkle, Richard
unknown
TM1(SS)
1947-1950
WWII subvet. Served on 6 submarines, and left the Navy as a TMC(SS). Unavailable
McElhiney, Ivan
12/2014
IC1(SS)
1956-1957
Born in Covington, Kentucky on May 28, 1932. He served on 3 submarines and retired from the Navy as a LCDR(SS) in 1972. After the Navy, Ivan was an insurance salesman, communications systems technician, handyman, and hobby farmer. He was a member of the Bluff Country Tale Spinners and volunteered as a story teller to both children and adult patients at the Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Hospital. Ivan McElhiney USN PhotoIvan McElhiney Photo
Melton, Morgan (Bud)
03/2016
TM1(SS)
1960-1964
Born October 30, 1937 Served on 4 submarines. Retired as a Chief Torpedoman. Unavailable
Mercurio, Charles
06/2013
unknown(SS)
1950s
Born Nov 16, 1929. Korean War subvet. Served on 3 submarines. Charles Mercurio Photo
Metcalf, Barry
10/2006
ETR3(SS)
1962-1964
After enlisting in 1962, Barry attended Nuclear Power School and Prototype. After leaving the USS Corporal, he served on the USS Casimir Pulaski and USS Aspro in the Reactor Controls Division. After the Navy, he worked for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp for approximately 30 years before retiring. Unavailable
Miller, Francis
02/2005
unknown(SS)
1953-1953
Born Jan 12, 1931. Unavailable
Mindermann, Walter
12/1998
E6(SS)
unknown
WWII subvet. Also served on the USS Lapon (SS-260). Unavailable
Moore, Fred
12/2002
EMC(SS)
1948-1948
WWII subvet. Served on 9 submarines and retired from the Navy as a FTCM(SS). Unavailable
Mosley, Jr., Eugene
03/1981
CK2(SS)
1945-1946
Enlisted in Nashville, TN, April 1940. As a WWII subvet, Eugene made 8 war patrols. USS Corporal Plank Owner. He served on 13 submarines and retired from the Navy as a MSC(SS) in 1963. Unavailable
Muhlenbruck, Calvin
03/2002
SO3(SS)
1948-1949
Born September 4, 1925. Served on 5 submarines. Retired from the navy as a SOC(SS). Unavailable
Munroe, Arthur
07/2009
unknown(SS)
1951-1952
Born in Peabody, MA. Arthur graduated from Salem High School in 1950 and enlisted in the US Navy. After his service, he attended Louisiana State University. Arthur was a City of Salem a fire fighter for over 34 years, and he was the proud owner of B and H Maintenance. Unavailable
Murphy, Raymond
11/2012
CPhM(SS)
1945-1947
Born June 6, 1921 and enlisted in Raleigh, NC, September 1940. A WWII subvet who served on 5 submarines. USS Corporal Plank Owner. Retired from the navy as a HMCS(SS) in 1960. Unavailable
Newhall, Bayles
12/1994
GMSN(SS)
1946-1947
Served on one submarine and left the Navy as an EM3(SS). Unavailable
O'Leary, Stephen
05/2010
CO
CDR(SS)
1960-1963
Born 1926 in Natick, MA. Stephen graduated attained his degree from Dartmouth College in 1947. He served 21 years in the submarine force including roles as Assistant Naval Attache to the United States Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, XO of the USS Thornback, and CO of the USS Corporal. After the Navy, he was a mathematics teacher for 20 years at Valley Regional High School in Deep River, CT. Stephen Oleary Photo
O'Rourke, Willard (Bill)
02/2017
SK2(SS)
1962-1963
Born June 1, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. After the Navy, Bill had a sales career with US Steel Corp. and then worked for the Sherwin-Williams Company in Michigan. After retirement he moved to New Richmond, Wisconsin. Bill enjoyed wild game bird hunting with his hunting dog Jason, deer hunting, and fishing with family and friends. Bill is survived by Ann, his wife of 36 years, his daughter, and two grandchildren. Unavailable
Okeblom, Victor
03/2014
QM2(SS)
1945-1948
Born in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1922. As a WWII subvet, Victor made 3 war patrols and was a USS Corporal Plank Owner. He served on 6 submarines and retired from the Navy as a QM1(SS) in 1962. Victor Okerblom Photo
Paquin, Jack
08/2008
TM3(SS)
1945-1946
Born February 10, 1928. A WWII subvet and a USS Corporal Plank Owner. He served on 9 submarines and retired from the Navy as a ENC(SS) in 1969. After the Navy, Jack was a representative for Culinary Union Local 483 in the Monterey, California area. In addition, he worked with his sons at Paquin Construction. Jack was an avid sports fan and coached local youth football teams. Unavailable
Pardue, Henry
06/2001
MOMM1(SS)
1945-1947
Born March 23, 1922. A WWII subvet and a USS Corporal Plank Owner. He served on 8 submarines and retired from the Navy with 30 years as an ENC(SS) in 1969. Unavailable
Park, Jr., Richard
12/2008
ET1(SS)
1963-1965
Also served on the USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN-633). Unavailable
Parks, Loren
01/2015
RMSN
1945-1946
Born April 16, 1926. USS Corporal Plank Owner. Loren Parks Photo 1Loren Parks Photo 2
Pauli, Joseph
02/2004
MOMM2(SS)
1945-1946
WWII subvet. Also served on the USS Bluefish (SS-222). Unavailable
Perkins, John
07/2000
EN3(SS)
1963-1964
After leaving the Navy, John became a Registered Nurse and worked in the VA Hospital System until his death. Unavailable
Posselt, Anthony
1974
COB
TMCS(SS)
1964-1966
WWII subvet. Also served on the USS Gato (SS-212) and USS Torsk (SS-423). Tony Posselt Photo
Prismick, John
04/2006
MOMM3(SS)
1945-1946
Born May 24, 1924 in Corona, NY. A WWII subvet and a USS Corporal Plank Owner. He also served on the USS Bashaw (SS-241). Unavailable
Pugh, Jake
03/2014
MOMM1(SS)
1945-1947
Born July 24, 1920 in Frostproof, FL. A WWII subvet who had 9 war patrols on the USS Growler (SS-215). Jake was transfered just prior to the USS Growler loss on her 11th war patrol. He was also a USS Corporal Plank Owner and retired from the Navy in 1963. Unavailable
Qualls, Roger
02/2011
COB
EMCS(SS)
1961-1962
WWII subvet. Tony survived the sinking of Heavy Cruiser USS Northampton (CA-26) during the Battle of Tassafarongo on November 30, 1942 while trying to stop the Japanese from landing supplies on Guadalcanal. He served on 2 Cruisers and 5 submarines. Unavailable
Raley, Dana
07/2005
EMC(SS)
1961-1962
WWII subvet, 8 war patrols. Served on 11 submarines and retired from the Navy in 1966 as an EMCS(SS). Unavailable
Rand, George
unknown
MOMMC(SS)
1945-1947
A WWII subvet who served on 4 submarines. George was also a USS Corporal Plank Owner. Unavailable
Reardon, James
12/2013
TM3(SS)
1945-1947
Born November 15, 1925 in Chicago, IL. A WWII subvet who had 5 war patrols on the USS Seahorse (SS-304). James was also a USS Corporal Plank Owner. Unavailable
Ripley, Thomas
11/1986
EMC(SS)
1948-1948
Born Septeber 10, 1913. A WWII subvet who had 2 war patrols, served on 9 submarines including the USS U-3008, a German Type XXI submarine. Thomas retired from the Navy in 1957. Unavailable
Ritzhaupt, Edward
07/2003
EN2(SS)
1954
Born July 12, 1929. Served on 7 submarines and retired from the Navy as an ENC(SS) in 1968. Unavailable
Rocco, John
07/2003
ET3(SS)
1950-1951
Born September 5, 1930. Unavailable
Robin, Clarence
03/2016
MM2(SS)
1960-1962
Born November 28, 1941. "Jay" retired from Globe Industries after forty years of service. He was an avid wood worker who loved gardening and spending time with his family. Jay believed in the Golden Rule "Treat others as you would like to be treated." Bob Rourk Photo
Roe, Lawrence
11/1975
EN1(SS)
1961-1962
WWII subvet ubvet. Served on 7 submarines and retired from the Navy as an ENC(SS). Unavailable
Rourk, Bob
07/2010
MM2(SS)
1961-1962
After the Navy Bob entered the Apprenticeship Program at the Naval Shipyard in Charleston in 1966. He retired from Federal Civil Service in 1994. Bob Rourk Photo
Schroeder, Julian
04/2013
MOMMFN(SS)
1945-1946
Born December 27, 1925 in Sheboygan, WI. A WWII subvet. Unavailable
Schurheck, Robert
07/2007
IC1(SS)
1951-1953
Unavailable Unavailable
Sears, Philip
04/1982
TMC(SS)
1951-1953
WWII subvet who made 5 War Patrols and served on 20 submarines. Philip retired from the Navy in 1961. Unavailable
Shade, Ken
08/2014
ETR3(SS)
1962-1963
Born March 19, 1942. Also served on the USS Backfin (SS-322) and USS Becuna (SS-319). Unavailable
Shelby, Edward
unknown
CO
CDR(SS)
1945-1946
WWII subvet. Was CO of the USS R-12 (SS-89) and was one of 5 to survive the sinking off Key West, Florida in 1943. Edward subsequently made 5 War Patrols as CO on the USS Sunfish (SS-281) before becoming the first CO of the USS Corporal. He earned 3 Navy Cross medals during his career. Unavailable
Skiles, Norman F.
03/2015
RM2(SS)
1946-1946
Born January 18, 1923 in Elizabeth City, NC. WWII subvet. Normal made five war patrols on USS Harder (SS-257) and was transferred in July 1944 a little over a month before she was lost on her sixth war patrol. He served on seven submarines and retired as a Chief in 1961. After the Navy he worked for the US Postal service. In his retirement, he found joy as a Deacon and visiting the sick and shut in. Normal Skiles PhotoNormal Skiles Photo
Smith, John
07/2012
CO
CDR(SS)
1965-1966
Born May 12, 1930 in the Panama Canal Zone. John graduated from the USNA in 1952. He served on 5 submarines, was stationed at multiple shore commands, and retired in 1982 as a Captain. After the service, John was employed at McLaughlin Research Corporation and Vitro Corporation. He was an avid chess player, book reader, and classical music enthusiast. Unavailable
Soderstrom, John
11/1994
CS1(SS)
1950's
Born January 19, 1924. Served on 8 submarines, 4 during WWII. Unavailable
St. Marie, Joe
07/2009
ENFN/CS3(SS)
1967-1969
Born June 5, 1946 in New London, CT. After the Navy, Joe retired as a custodian from the Town of Montville, CT. Joe St. Marie Photo
Thomas, Bobby
06/2012
EM2(SS)
1953-1955
Born August 18 1929. Served on 5 submarines and retired in 1967. Bobby Thomas Photo
Tullock, Jack
04/2014
RM1(SS)
1963-1966
Born April 19, 1941. Also served as a TM3 (SS) on the USS Besugo (SS-321) and USS Volador (SS-490). After leaving the Navy, Jack was the owner and operator of Tennessee-Two-Way, a commercial communications company, in Knoxville, TN. Jack Tullock PhotoJack Tullock Photo
Vogel, James
06/2002
unknown(SS)
unknown
Also served on the USS Odax (SS-484). Unavailable
Weltman, Art
09/2012
EM1(SS)
1964-1967
Born August 4, 1936 in Toledo, OH. Served on 6 submarines and retired after 20 years in 1983. Was married 56 years and had one son and one daughter. Art Weltman Photo
Wilson, Harold "Willie"
10/2004
EM1(SS)
1960
Also served on the USS Chivo (SS-341). Harold Wilson Photo