Frank Luke Adams, IC1(SS) - Passed away May 14, 2014 in Tyler, Texas. Born: Aug, 1940. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1968 to 1971. Survived by wife Sylvia, daughter Gina and sons Chuck and Luke. Cremated with ashes spread at his favorite lake in Texas.
Career History: After his Naval service, Frank worked for Exxon where he
would travel around the world to floating "ships" at sea to program computers
to pump oil from the ocean floor. He also was a programmer for the Moon
Crawler for the Nasa Space Shuttle program. His hobbies included making
custom guns and knives.
Louis V. Adkins, TM3(SS) - Passed away February 24, 1969 in Key Largo, Florida. Born: Sept 28, 1944. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife and two sons. Buried in Hillside Cemetery in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Career History: Louis was attending a Navy Weapons School in Key West when he was killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver while driving his TR-3
to the base. Achieved the rank of TM1(SS).
Gary Frank Aguirre, Jr., FTB1(SS) - Passed away November 27, 2011 in Akron, Ohio. Born: Apr 06, 1960. Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1983 to 1986. Buried in Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio.
Charles H. Alessi, Jr., TM2(SS) - Passed away December 23, 2005 in Rome, New York. Born: Feb 07, 1940. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Dorothea and two children. Buried in the military section of Rome Cemetery in Rome, New York.
Jose Verdin Alfaro Jr., MMFN(SS) - Passed away August 22, 2000 in Mclennan County,
Gordon Edar Alseth, STC(SS) - Passed away March 17, 2003 in Lake Isabella, California. Born: Oct 14, 1934. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968. Buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
George Irl Angell, MS2(SS) - Passed away May 1, 2012 in Venice, Florida. Born: June 8, 1959. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1978 to 1980. Buried in Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.
Dana Ellis Arenskov, TM3(SS) - Passed away September 6, 2012 in Dewey, Arizona. Born: Nov 24, 1947. Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1968 to 1970. Survived by his wife Jennifer.
George Davis Arnold, MMC(SS) - Passed away on October 23, 2000 in Sacramento,
California. Born: Nov 11, 1932. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1968.
Michael George Arrowood, ETR2(SS) - Died in aviation accident September 17, 1981 in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Born: Jan 19, 1943. Gold Crew Plank Owner. NAV-ET. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Lavina. Career History: Also served on the USS Vallejo Gold Crew. After his discharge
from the Navy in 1969, he became a commercial pilot in Oregon. He lost his life
flying accident with a student pilot he was training.
Thomas Michael Asher, YN1 (SS) - passed away in Pacific, Missouri on March 21, 2015
Born: March 30, 1949
Dates Aboard: 1967-68
Survived by wife JoAnn; children Chad and Nichole; stepchildren Kim Zieroff,
Shannon Dougherty, Troy Dannenberger, and DeAnna King; sisters Delores Dexter
and Charlotte Grisbrook; and brothers Kenneth, David, Jim and Ed Dinnius; and
preceded in by his children Shelly and Mark.
Interment with military honors in National Cemetery, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri.
Career History: Petty Officer Asher was a highly decorated Navy veteran with over
20 Years of Service. Mike was credited with saving the life of shipmate FTG1(SS)
Gerald 'Jerry' Reynolds during his time aboard Grant. It is believed he either
received the Navy Life Saving medal or the Navy Commendation medal for his quick
action. When a 'scope was lowered onto Reynolds' arm and crushed it, Asher used
his belt and belt buckle to stop the flow of blood from the crushed arm. With the
assistance of the corpsman, surgery was performed by Dr. Wallace in the Crew's
Mess 'operating room' to amputate the arm. Ironically, Dr. Wallace had set-up the
'operating room' just a few days earlier to insure he knew the location of components
and the configuration of the 'operating room'.
Michael Nell Arterburn, MT2(SS) – Passed away June 16, 2015 in Claremont, California.
Born: Dec. 21, 1944
Gold Crew Plank Owner
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1968.
Cremated in Claremont, California. Ashes spread at sea off the coast of Ocean
City, CA on July 14, 2015. Ceremony include the Navy Honor Guard, placing his
ashes and flowers in the ocean and with eulogies provided by family and
Survived by his wife Judith, daughter Mailie, brother James, sister Patricia, sister-
laws Sherri and Pamela, five nephews, four nieces, and one grandson
Career History: Also served on USS Kamehameha (SSBN 642). After leaving the.
Navy Michael studied Aerospace Engineering at Northrup Institute and earned a
Bachelor Degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics) from Indiana University
in 1974. Over his life, he as a teacher, Tutor, Computer Engineer, Fabricator, Real
Estate Broker, Social Worker, College Administrator, owner of several business
under the name of Arterburn Enterprises, and also a partner in an Investigating
business. Michael was the founder of the USS U. S. Grant Forum and was a
member of the USS U. S. Grant Association and severed as Historian and
Leland Henry Richard Bachmann, EN1(SS) - Passed away February 26, 2002 in
Birmingham, Alabama. Born: Nov 27, 1942. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried in Iron City Cemetery, Iron City, Oxford County, Alabama. Career History: Achieved the rank of SSG(SS) - Army.
Robert Theodore Bailey, TMC(SS) - Passed away October 6, 2013 in Mount Juliet,
Tennessee. Born: July 10, 1937. Nickname: "Bob". Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968. Buried at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee. Survived by his wife Therese and sons Robert Jr., William, James and Matthew. Career History: Served 31 years in the Submarine Service. Retired with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. Served as Chief of the Boat (COB) on several submarines with his last tour on the USS Alexander Hamilton, SSBN-617.
Jimmy Dean Baker, MSC(SS) - Passed away December 13, 2004 in North Carolina. Born: May 2, 1936. Nickname: "JD" Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1975 to 1977. Survived by his ex-wife Jacqueline, four sons, Dallas, Cass, Darren and Dwight and eight grandchildren. Career History: JD joined the Navy in 1954 and served on the following: USS Kearsarge (CVA-33), USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14), USS Sperry (AS-12), USS Ronquil (SS 396), USS George Washington Carver (SSBN 656 – Blue Crew
Plankowner), USS James Madison (SSBN 627 Gold), USS Casimir Pulaski (SSBN 633 Blue), USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636 Gold), USS Lafayette (SSBN 616 Blue), USS Dace (SSN 607), USS Trepang (SSN 674), USS Lewis & Clark (SSBN 644
Blue), and the USS U.S. Grant (SSBN 631 Gold). He completed his 25 year naval
Career with shore duty at the Naval Air Station in New Orleans in 1980. He
received a Naval Submarine Award for making 35 Deterrent Patrols, an honor
for his outstanding service to his country and the submarine service. His
hobbies included raising and showing German Shepards at dog shows with his
wife and coaching and umpiring baseball at youth recreations. He will be missed
by his family and his shipmates. He is respected by all.
Donald Clarence Barber, MMCS(SS) - Passed away March 12, 2013 in Mystic, CT Born: Oct 5, 1928. Gold Crew Plank Owner and COB. Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1966. Survived by his wife Barbara and four children, James, Bobbette, Mary Beth and
Christa. Career History: Donald enlisted in the Navy in 1945 following his high school
Graduation He served on the USS Borie (DD 704), USS Entemador (SS 340), USS
Abraham Lincoln (SSBN 602) and the USS U.S. Grant (SSBN 631). He retired in
1968 as a Master Chief Machinist Mate - MMCM(SS). After his service, he was
employed by Navy Technical Supply in Mystic until he retired in 1998.
Paul V. Bargas, MSCS(SS) - Passed away February 24, 2009 in South Portland, Oregon. Born: Jan 20, 1932. Nickname: "Stew". Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1964. Chief Bargas is survived by his wife Edwina and four children. Career History: Paul joined the Merchant Marines in 1980 and worked as a Chief
Steward. Following his retirement in 1993, he was employed as a Chef in various
Upscale Restaurants. He was the Executive Chef at the Sheraton Eastland Hotel. He
later joined the Navy. He made Chief Petty Officer aboard the Grant.
Calvin Bernard Bartlett, ETC(SS) - Passed away November 15, 1994. Born: Jan 7, 1940. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1973 to 1977.
Larry D. Bass, SN - Passed away April 1, 2002 in Cleburne, Texas. Born: Jan 31, 1944. Nickname: "Sam". Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1966.
James Otto Baumgardner, MT(SS) - Passed away April 23, 2006 in Old Saybrook,
Connecticut. Born: Aug 20, 1968. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1988 to 1992.
Ivan Beutler, ETCM(SS) – Passed away 1978 in Newport News, Virginia of lung cancer
while on the Grant.
Blue, Gold and Shipyard Crews
Dates Aboard: 1975 to 1978
James D. Black, MM2(SS) - Passed away January 19, 1997 in Fulton, Missouri. Born: Jan 8, 1958. Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1979 to 1980.
Buried in Mokane Cemetery, Mokane, Missouri.
Jerry Blevins, ET2(SS) – Passed away November 2012 in Bristol, Tennessee.
Dates Aboard: 1973 to 1977.
Joseph Richard Bommarito, MM1(SS) - Passed away September 28, 1988 in San Diego,
California. Born: Oct 26, 1939. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1969 to 1973.
Leo H. Borcherding, MM1(SS) – Passed away April 9, 2015 in Carrollton, Virginia.
Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1968. Career History: Leo grew up in Gaylord, Kansas and graduated from High School
In 1997, attended Hays State College and then joined the Navy in 1959. He served
for twenty years and retired as an MMC(SS) in 1978. After retirement he worked
as Lead Auditor/Quality Assurance for OPPD Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power
Station and retired in 1997.
Richard L. Borden, MM1(SS) - Passed away March 20, 2016 in Wickenburg, Arizona
Born: February 20, 1944
Dates Aboard: 1965 to 1967
Career History: Richard was a USS Ulysses S. Grant Alumni Association Life
Raymond L. Boshoven Jr., MMC(SS) - Passed away August 7, 1998 in Charleston,
South Carolina. Born: Jan 14, 1937. Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1973 to 1975. Buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina.
Edward Ervin Bowers, RMC(SS) - Passed away December 28, 1996 in Rock Hill, South
Carolina. Born: Jan 15, 1929. Nickname: "Red".
Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1974 to 1976. Buried in Carolina Memorial Park Cemetery, Charleston, South Carolina. Survived by son James. Career History: Retired from Navy as Master Chief Radioman.
Samuel Arthur Bradley, Midshipman - Passed away October 13, 2013 in Augusta,
Georgia. Born: 1946.
Blue Crew - NROTC Summer Training Cruise.
Dates Aboard: 1967.
Buried in Westover Memorial Park Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia. Survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Patricia and son Milledge. Career History: Served in the U.S. Navy Submarine service from 1968 to 1979, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). Served aboard the USS
Puffer and USS Hammerhead. Made a summer NROTC training cruise aboard
the USS Grant in 1967 while attending the University of New Mexico.
Ralph Morton Brees III, EN1(SS) - Passed away February 6, 1967 in Alameda,
California. Born: Sept 18, 1939. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Sharon and a daughter.
Walter C. Brehler, FTM3(SS) - Passed away November 23, 1994 in Groton, Connecticut. Born: Feb 8, 1940. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964-1965. Survived by wife Diane. Career History: Achieved the rank of FTB1(SS).
James E. Bristow, CSC(SS) - Passed away February 28, 2008 in Booneville, Arkansas. Born: Aug 12, 1930.
Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1968. Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, McAlester, Oklahoma. Survived by wife Nina and seven daughters and 4 sons.
Career History: Navy veteran of Korean and Vietnam Wars. Retired from Texas
Robert E. Brown, IC2(SS) - Passed away October 1, 2008 in Clinton, Connecticut. Born: Oct 20, 1942. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Connecticut.
William Carroll Brown, EM2(SS) - Passed away November 4, 2008 in Adaton,
Mississippi. Born: June 23, 1940. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his two sons and two grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death.
Douglas A. Brubaker, SDC(SS) – Passed away in 1991 in Palatine, Illinois
Dates Aboard: 1970 to 1973.
James Luther Bryant, SOCS(SS) - Passed away March 13, 2009 in Holland, Texas. Born: Apr 16, 1934. Blue Crew Plank Owner Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1965. Career History: Served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1970. Retired as Master Chief Sonarman - STCM(SS). James continued his service to his country after retirement from the Navy as Program Manager with Tracor, Inc. He retired from Tracor in 1998.
John R. Buckle, MM1(SS) - Passed away September 13, 2011 in Wellington, Kansas. Born: Jan 23, 1946. Nickname: "Dick". Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1972.
Buried at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington, Kansas. Survived by his wife June and daughters Donna, Johnna and Shawnna.
Keith Edward Bullock, RMC(SS) - Passed away December 28, 2004 in Lakeland,
Florida. Born: Aug 28, 1941. Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1972 to 1973. Buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida. Career History: Retired as Master Chief Radioman - RMCM(SS).
Bruce L. Bullough, Captain - Passed away April 28, 2003 in Gales Ferry, Connecticut. Born: Dec 27, 1948. Blue Crew Commanding Officer - 2 patrols. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Dates Aboard: 08/90 to 10/91. Last Blue Crew Skipper prior to Decommissioning. Captain Bullough is survived by his wife of of 29 years, Cecilia Novotny Bullough,
his sons Ben and Jon and his daughter Liz. Career History: Bruce was a Naval Academy Graduate of the class of 1972 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. His distinguished 29 nine-year naval
career was dedicated to the submarine service. He served aboard the USS
Sunfish (SSN 649) and the USS George C. Marshall (SSBN 654) Blue Crew. He
was the Blue Crew Engineering Officer aboard the USS Daniel Webster (SSBN
626) from 1981 to 1984. He served as the Executive Officer of the USS
Tullibee (SSN 597) from 1984 to 1986 and then as the Executive Officer of the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616) gold crew until 1988. He commanded the USS
Jack (SSN 605) until her decommissioning in 1990. He then reported to the
USS Grant (SSBN 631) and made the last two blue crew patrols prior to
her decommissioning. His last career assignment was as the Director of
Navy Undersea Warfare for Commander Operational Test and Evaluation Force
in Norfolk until his retirement in 2001. After Naval retirement, he was
employed by Sonalysts, Inc., in Waterford, CT.
Clyde Bunyon, IC3(SS) - Passed away December 1, 1980 in Hampton, Virginia. Born: Jul 10, 1945. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Dorothy.
John Kenneth Burgess, QMCM(SS) - Passed away October 21, 2012 in San Antonio,
Texas. Born: Aug 15, 1931. Nickname: "Ken". Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968. Survived by daughters Robin, Kelly and Tara and sons Buddy and Shawn. Career History: Ken served on the commissioning crew of the USS Kamehameha
and submarines USS Baya, USS U.S. Grant and USS Missouri. Ken retired after
20 years’ service as a Master Chief Petty Officer.
Vernon E. Busch, MM2(SS) - Passed away October 6, 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa. Born: Nov 12, 1943. Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1968.
Buried at St. Paul Cemetery in Wheatland, Iowa. Survived by his wife Barbara, son Michael and daughters Dania, Joel and Jenifer.
John Frederick Bushong, HMC(SS) - Passed away November 12, 2009 in Bremerton,
Washington. Born: Jun 6, 1958. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1985 to 1987. Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer - HMCS(SS).
Larry G. Butler, TM(SS) - Passed away December 15, 2000 in Greeneville, Tennessee. Born: Sept 14, 1944. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1971 to 1973. Buried in Greenelawn Memory Gardens in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Thomas John Calabrese, IC1(SS) - Passed away February 7, 2012 in Hilo, Hawaii. Born: Oct 28, 1938. Nickname: "Cal". Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1966. Survived by his wife Sharon and sons Thomas, Michael and Nicholas. Cremated and ashes scattered at sea. Career History: Qualified on the USS Piper (SS-409) in 1963. Tom was one of
The founders of the USSVI Bowfin Base. He was a life member of the USSVI. He
also served aboard the USS Forestal (CVA 59), the USS Northhampton (CC 1)
and the USS Maddox (DD 731).
Michael Roy Cannon, MM1(SS) - Died June 22, 1967 in auto accident shortly after leaving USS Grant in Connecticut. Born: Mar 10, 1941. Nickname: "Boom-Boom". Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1966. Buried at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Daniel J. Cardillo, EM(SS) - Passed away February 15, 2003 in Newark, Delaware. Born: Mar 11, 1948. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: Early 70's. Danny is survived by his wife Kathy.
Garry Lee Carls, LCDR - Passed away February 3, 2006 in Edwardsville, Illinois. Born: July 20, 1939. Gold Crew Medical Officer. Dates Aboard: 1967. Buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Centralia, Illinois.
Robert Samuel Carner, STS1(SS) - Passed away October 7, 2002 in Pilot, Virginia. Born: Mar 6, 1952. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1980. Buried at Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton, Virignia.
David William Carr, ETN1(SS) - Passed away January 31, 2015 in Johns Island, South
Carolina. Born: Sep 5, 1947. Dates Aboard: 1971 to 1975. Survived by wife Ruth and daughters Cynthia and Arianne.
Career History: Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer, ETCS(SS).
Abel Reyes Cerda, QM3(SS) - Passed away June 5, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. Born: May 19, 1956. Dates Aboard: 1975 to 1976. Survived by wife Maria, daughters Christina, Yvonne, Clara and sons Abel Jr. and
Albino. Buried in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. Career History: Retired as Chief Petty Officer QMC(SS).
John P. Chiarella, ET2(SS) - Died from home accident on April 23, 2001 in Middletown,
Connecticut. Born: Sept 2, 1940 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late John and Marie Chiarella. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 10/63 to 03/66. John is survived by his wife Ann and four children. Daughter Regina and her husband David Hinze, daughters Gariann and Jennifer and a son John F. Chiarella. John was buried with full military honors at State Veterans Cemetery. Career History: John was an independent Industry Consultant to Connecticut
Yankee Atomic Power Plant where he had recently retired. He was a member of the
Haddam Lions Club, the Special Olympics and was active for the Heart Association. Memories: John enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and attending jazz
festivals. John was described by family friends as "a loveable Teddy Bear" and "a
person who made people feel at home". John was a dedicated family man and had
looked forward to traveling with his wife in retirement. He will be dearly missed by
John Myron Clarke, QMC(SS) - Passed away Mary 17, 2010 in Melbourne, Florida. Born: Jul 26, 1934. Nickname: "Jack". Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1981 to 1982. Survived by his daughters Leigh and Meegan. Buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia, Missouri. Career History: Served in U.S. Navy for more than 30 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1989.
Gary Clooney, ET2(SS) - Passed away in 1973. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1965 to 1968.
Captain Charles Louis Coleman, LDCR - Passed away January 19, 2005 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Born: Apr 6, 1931. Nickname: "Charlie". Blue Crew Weapons Officer. Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 12/63 to 03/66. Charles is survived by his wife Sue and daughter Kimberly. Career History: Enlisted in the Navy in 1949. Attended Submarine School the same year. He attended Officer Candidate School in 1955 and graduated as a LTJG. He served on the USS Bergall, USS Pickerel, USS Jack, USS Corporal and USS Cusk. Charlie Graduated from Naval Intelligence School in 1961. He served three years as a Navy Scientific and Tech Intel Analyst, during which he was heavily involved with the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1963, he attended the Navy Guided Missile School in Dam Neck, VA. Upon graduation, he reported aboard the USS U.S. Grant (SSBN631) as the Blue Crew Weapons Officer. In April of 1966, he became the Executive Officer on the USS Salmon. He realized his dream in June of 1968 when he became the Commanding Officer of the USS Catfish. He and his crew were awarded the battle efficiency E plaque two years in a row. From 1970 to 1973, he was the Submarine Command and Control Officer for COMSUBFLOT 7 in Japan. He then joined the Staff of the joint US-Taiwan Defense Command. While in Taiwan, he was promoted to Captain. In 1976, he was assigned to serve in the Pentagon with the Staff of the Submarine Command and Control. His final tour of duty was at CINLANTFLT as Command and Control Officer. In August 1979, after 31 years of service to his country, he retired. His achievements include LOM, MSM(2), JSCM and NCM awards. After retiring from the Navy, Charlie spent seven years at VITRO Corporation in Maryland. He then joined his wife part-time at Coleman Tax Service, Inc. They moved to Pinehurst, NC in 1988. Charles A. Collins, EN1(SS) - Passed away November 17, 1999 in Zephyr Hill, Florida. Born: Mar 31, 1933. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
George Eugene Collison, Jr., EM3(SS) - Passed away September 4, 2012 in Douglas,
Georgia. Born: Jun 26, 1953. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1973 to 1975. George is survived by his daughter Elizabeth. Career History: Retired as a Chief Petty Officer, EMC(SS), in the 1990's. George was a pastor at St. Marks United Methodist Church.
Charles William Colomore, QMC(SS) - Passed away March 8, 1995 in Daytona Beach,
Florida. Born: Oct 4, 1932. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried in Daytona Memorial Park Cemetery, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Donald J Compton, MMC(SS) - Passed away September 14, 2015 in Rio Linda, CA
Dates Aboard: 1968-72, Gold crew
Career History: Retired as MMCS(SS)
Rudolf Conley, Jr., ENC(SS) - Passed away July 5, 1983 in Pasadena, Texas. Born: July 17, 1932. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California.
John P. Cooley, YNC(SS) - Passed away October 14, 1992 while at sea. Born: Apr 14, 1947. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1990 to 1991. Buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, South Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Michael Eugene Corso, MT1(SS) - Passed away October 9, 2014 at Colorado Acute hospital
in Denver, Colorado.
Born: December 6, 1962 in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Dates Aboard: 1986 to 1990.
Mike is survived by his wife Cathy.
Career History: Mike served in the submarine Navy from 1984 to 1993. He worked
for the state of Wyoming as a web programmer. He was a member of the Holy Trinity
Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Men’s Association, Fourth Degree Knights of
Columbus, and a Faithful Navigator. He served as a board member for Cheyenne
Little Theatre Players and Laramie County Shooting Complex. He was also an
instructor for the National Rifle Association.
Herbert J. Coulter Jr., MMCM(SS) – Passed away July 31,2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in
Phoenix, Arizona due to complication following lung cancer surgery.
Born: Dec. 31, 1938.
Dates Aboard: 1969 to 1975.
Buried with Military Honors in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, Phoenix,
Herb is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna, children Herbert III, Pamela Hartley,
and Robert. Five grandchildren, one great granddaughter, two sisters, one brother, and
many nieces and nephews.
Career History: Herb enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country as a nuclear
submariner retiring in 1975. He finished his professional career working in the industry
at the Hanford Nuclear site in Richland, Washington, Polo Verde Nuclear site in
Phoenix, Arizona as well as numerous consulting projects throughout the United
States. Herb enjoyed many pleasures during his lifetime. They included vacation
travel,camping, fishing, crabbing and clam digging, four wheeling, model building,
woodworking, working with gems and stones, jewelry making, mechanic work, and
of course countless fix-it projects both at home for family and friends. Herb enjoyed
life with family and friends, although he was a man of few words he was a master at
telling stories of his experiences with the ability to grab your attention to educate and
entertain. He was a life time member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans, Arizona Perch
Robert J. Cowels, Jr., YN3(SS) - Passed away August 3, 2002 in Ukiah, California. Born: Aug 7, 1954. Nickname: "Bob". Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 03/74 to 03/75. Robert is survived by his wife Ann and two sons, Kevin and Matthew. Career History: Robert served on the USS U.S. Grant and the USS George C.
Marshall, SSBN654. He was a member of the Mare Island Base, USSVI. He received
his Bachelor's Degree in Finance and became a teacher. He participated in Scouts, Little League Baseball and Soccer, boating, fishing and he liked to read. Memories: Robert reported aboard the Grant as a YNSN. There was no bunk
immediately available, so he slept in the goat locker under a speaker for a couple of
days. His Grant memories posted in the Ships Log Book include the time the XO
declined use of the tug in the channel at Holy Loch. The boat ended up perpendicular
to another boat and narrowly missed a small boat dock just aft of the tender Canopus
when backing out. The boat then went back up the channel and asked for tug
assistance.The XO was awarded a driver's license by the crew for nothing under 50
tons. The crew missed the last boat for liberty. His shipmates say that Robert was a
top notch Yeoman. He was well liked and will be missed.
John Fitzgerald Crawford, RM2(SS) - Passed away May 21, 2006 in Findlay, Ohio. Born: Sept 16, 1961. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1981 to 1983. Survived by his wife Karen, son Benjamin and daughter Jenna. Career History: Also served on the USS Parche.
David John Culligan, TM3(SS) - Passed away June 17, 2008 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Born: Feb 21, 1944. Nickname: "Doorknob". Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1966. Survived by his sons Brian and Michael and daughters Teresa and Tanya. Career History: Retired from the Navy after 20 years as a Chief Petty Officer
TMC(SS). He served on six different submarines.
Jackie Lee Cunningham, TM1(SS) - Passed away April 23, 2008 in Goose Creek, South
Carolina. Born: May 18, 1939. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1966. Career History: Achieved the rank of TMC(SS).
Dan Custer FTB1(SS) – Passed away November 21, 2009 in Boise Idaho.
Dates Aboard: 1986 to 1987.
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