Gregory Earl Kane, EM1(SS) - Passed away January 8, 2014 in Louisa, Virginia. Born: Dec 10, 1942. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1967. Survived by his wife Holly and daughters Gillian and Katherine.
Edward A. Kelemen, EN1(SS) - Passed away March 18, 2005 in La Mesa, California. Born: March 9, 1930. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 07/63 to 01/67. (4 patrols) Ed is survived by his daughter Terri-Ann and son Carl. Career History: Ed retired after 22 years Navy service. He was the first man to
report to the Grant Gold Crew in July of 1963.
Alfred Jess Kirk, TM1(SS) - Passed away November12, 2002 in Owings Mills,
Maryland. Born: Nov 13, 1944. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1972 to 1974. Buried at Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery in Owings Mills, Maryland.
John Conrad Klein IV, LT - Passed away March 3, 2011 in Monterey, California. Born: Jan 7, 1951. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1979. Survived by his wife Annamaria and 3 daughters. Career History: Active Duty from 1974 to 1980. Naval Reserves from 1980 to
2004. Retired as a Captain.
Wesley Eugene Korpi, YNC(SS) - Passed away October 9, 2010 in Mystic, Connecticut. Born: June 12, 1938. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1984 to 1985. Survived by wife Gretchen, daughter Katrina and two grandchildren. Buried in Elm Grove Cemetery in Mystic, Connecticut. Career History: Wesley served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps including a
toui n Vietnam, followed by 23 years in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from the
Navy, he worked for Ledyard Public School's maintenance department until his retirement as Director in 2004. He was respected by all and considered a true "Mr. Fix-It" possessing remarkable ability to repair things.
Conrad C. Kostishak, CS1(SS) - Passed away June 25, 2005 in Bisbee, Arizona. Born: Apr 30, 1929. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried in Sedona Community Cemetery in Sedona, Arizona.
James D. Leatherwood, MMC(SS) - Passed away January 29, 1997 in Harlingen,
Texas. Born: Aug 11, 1936. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1968. Allan D. Lesser, QM1(SS) - Passed away February, 1980 in Brevard, Florida. Born: July 19, 1930. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Career History: Also served on the USS Robert E. Lee (SSBN601) Gold Crew. Memories: Described by shipmates as a thoughtful and incisive man, a good,
Timthy Gerard Leto Sr., SK2(SS) - Died June 5, 2005 in Fremont, Indiana. Born: Dec 4, 1952 Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1979. Survived by his 3 sons and 2 daughters. Buried: Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township, Michigan.
Dewey Tom Lewis, Sr., LT - Passed away May 30, 2011 in Russellville, Arkansas. Born: June 18, 1931. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Mariel and daughter Elizabeth. Buried in Oakland Cemetery in Russellville, Arkansas. Career History: Retired with rank of Commander.
Victor J. Liddon, MMCS(SS) - Passed away July 18, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: Survived by wife Margaret and four children and their families. Career History: Served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1992. Served aboard the SSBN-598, SSBN-631, SSBN-642 and SS-350. After his service of 24 years, he was employed at Electric Boat and later at Lee Company in Groton, Connecticut.
Richard Charles Lightle, RMC(SS) - Passed away September 18, 2013 in New Haven,
Connecticut. Born: Mar 10, 1944. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1974 to 1977. Survived by his wife Linda, son John and daughter Laura. Career History: Retired after 20 years from the U.S. Navy in 1982 as RMCS(SS). After his service, he was employed by Electric Boat in Groton as an Engineer.
He retired after 25 years at Electric Boat in 2006. He was a member of SubVets of
Groton. Russell Oscar Lobaugh, Jr., ETCA(SS) - Passed away March 28, 1975 in Roselle,
Illinois. Born: Nov 24, 1927. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried in Fort Sheridan Veteran's Cemetery in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.
Avery Kenneth Loposer, LCDR - Passed away peacefully. in his home,, on June 27,
2016 in Walla Walla, Washington
BornAugust. 7, 1930, in Mobile, Alabama.
Blue Crew Executive Officer Plank Owner
Dates Aboard: 1 963 to 1966
Survived by his wife Judy; his daughters, Deb, Dinah, Amy s and son, Pete, as well
as their five grandchildren and one great-grandson
Career History: Ken graduated from high school in 1947 and attended Springhill
College for one year. He then entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.,
graduating in June 1952. He then began a Navy career of 27-plus years, serving
first on the USS Dortch near the end of the Korean War. He entered submarine
training in July 1954, and subsequently served on the USS Sea Poacher. Shortly
after, he was assigned to Nuclear Power Training and qualified as chief reactor
operator. He then served on the USS Tulibee and in 1963 was assigned to the USS
USS Snook, and the USS John Adams. In 1972, after 20 years of sea duty,
Ken was assigned to Washington, D.C., as a student at the Industrial College of the
Armed Forces, then three years as deputy program manager for the new Trident
System Project. This was followed by a three-year assignment as the first
commanding officer of the new Trident Training Facility in Bangor, Wash. Retiring
from active duty in 1979, Ken worked for Data-Design Labs and consulted for the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He also worked for McLaughlin Research Corp
and Honeywell, Inc., in Poulsbo, Wash. He became a member of the Poulsbo Rotary
Club and served for six years as a member/chairman of the board of trustees of
Olympic College in Bremerton. During his last 10 years Ken was active in the Walla
Walla Rotary, Submarines Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Reserve Officers
Ronald L. Lowrey, ST3(SS) - Passed away April 25, 2004 in Aurora, Colorado. Born: Apr 12, 1947. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967. Richard S. Lowry, FTB1(SS) – Passepied away June 24, 2017 in Ashburn, Virginia.
Born: November 13, 1948 in Los Angles, California. Blue & Gold Crews. Dates Aboard: 1968 to 1975
Survived by his wife Vicky; sons Ryan, Jeremy and Justin, and four Grandchildren.
Career History: Richard served in the U. S. Naval Submarine Service, worked for
Hughes Aircraft Company, Martin Mayetta. and founded and ran Starburst
Technologies for 12 years. Richard was an accomplished author, and was humbled
that he could be the voice of the veterans and worriers who protected our country
. Robert J. Lutz, MM2(SS) - Passed away October 18, 2007 in Omaha, Nebraska. Born: Jan 24, 1943. Nickname: "Bobby". Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1968.
William J. Lynn, SN(SU) – Passed away February 25, 2004 in Alexandria, Virginia Gold Crew
Dates Aboard: 1968
Career History: Final Rate RM1(SS)
Edward T. Majors, QM1(SS) - Passed away October 15, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. Born: July 17, 1937. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Samuel M. Malloy, MT1(SS) - Passed away May 12, 2006 in Pensacola, Florida. Born: Dec 2, 1949. Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1973. Buried in Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida.
Patrick George Maloney. HMC(SS) – Passed away after a battle of lung cancer on
August 14, 2015 in Davenport, Washington.
Born: Riverside, California on June 15, 1939. Nickname: “Doc”
Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1971.
Survived by sister Kathleen; sons Brian and Durwin; daughter Rhonda; nieces and
nephews; five grandchildren and two great children.
Career History: During the 1960’s he served aboard the USS Kearsarge (CVS33),
which took part in recovery of some of the US Mercury space capsules. He then
served aboard the USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN631). After retiring for the Navy in
1976 he attended Medics Northwest School in Seattle, Washington and became a
Physician’s Assistant (PA).He moved to Davenport, Washington where he worked
as a PA until 2005. Pat loved the outdoors where he enjoyed hunting, fishing,
boating NASCAR and riding his Harley motorcycles. He rode one of his six
motorcycles in all the states, except Hawaii.
William H. Manker, Jr., QMSN(SS) - Passed away September 1, 2002 in Jacksonville,
Illinois. Born: Feb 24, 1941. Nickname: "Billy". Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968.
Steven Rogers Manning, FN(SS) - Died with wife Angie in auto accident in June of
1987 in Charleston, South Carolina. Born: Jan 4, 1952. Blue Crew Dates Aboard: 1972 to 1973. Survived by two daughters.
Harry S. Marsh, RM1(SS) - Passed away March 22, 2014 in Pensacola, Florida. Born: Apr 13, 1939. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1971 to 1974. (6 patrols) Survived by wife Barbara, son Stephen and daughters Vicky and Deborah. Buried at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida. Career History: Served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1981. Served on board the USS U.S. Grant SSBN631 and the USS Parche SSN683.
Lawrence Eugene Martin, EM1(SS) - Passed away December 28, 2006 in Lake Jackson,
Texas. Born: May 21, 1942. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1967.
Gaylen Lynn Mason, TM3(SS) - Passed away January 16, 2007 in Callaway, Nebraska. Born: Jan 11, 1947. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968.
Robert Aitkin McAllister, Lieutenant – Passed away November 20, 2014 in Coeur
Born: July 18, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Gold & Shipyard Crews
Dates Aboard:1980 to 1981
Buried with full military honors was held at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery
Career History: Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduating high school in 1960
and attended training in many states. He worked many years at the Groton Submarine
Base in Connecticut. After many years “out to sea”, Bob retired from the Navy as a
Lieutenant in 1981, and began a new career at Analysis & Technologies in North
Stonington, CT. His hobbies including drawing and woodworking in his younger
years where he was known by his sons for the elaborate drawings of automobiles, and
by many he worked with or knew by how he carved names out of blocks of wood. He
would show off his softer side by creating his own greeting cards and including quotes
and personal photographs.
William Pierce McBride, MT2(SS) - Passed away September 11, 2010 in Galax, Virginia. Born: Jan 10, 1943. Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried in McKenzie Cemetery in Galax, Virginia. Survived by his daughter Debbie and son Mark.
Douglas Lloyd McKinney, LT - Passed away December 14, 2006 in Chandler, Arizona. Born: Dec 8, 1945. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1972 to 1976. Survived by wife Begona and daughters Erin and Tracy. Buried at National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix, Arizona.
Career History: Served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1992. Retired at
the rank of Commander.
Michael E. McMahon, FTB2(SS) - Passed away May 28, 2014 in Frederick, Maryland. Born: Dec 17, 1949. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1971 to 1975. (8 patrols) Survived by wife Jacalyn and two daughters, Melanie and Heather.
William T. McNeely, MM1(SS) - Passed away September 10, 2006 in Loudon,
Tennessee. Born: July 20, 1934. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by wife Shirley, sons Bill and Joe and daughter Colleen.
Donald Ray McNeill, LTJG - Passed away August 31, 2011 in Napa, California. Born: July 5, 1940. Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Barbara. Career History: Retired as a Lieutenant Commander.
Whitney B. Merritt, TM3(SS) – passed away on August 7, 2015 in Spring Hill, Florida
Gold Crew Plank Owner
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965
Survived by his wife Carol, children Chris, Jason, Tim and Karen; siblings Lucy,
Lois,Harriett and April; and eight grandchildren.
Career History: Retired as a TMCS(SS) after more than 30 years of service.
Raymond J. Meyer, MM1(SS) - Passed away February 6, 2002 in Sherwood, Ohio. Born: May 20, 1938. Gold Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1967. Buried in Saint Stephens New Catholic Cemetery, The Bend, Ohio.
Richard H. Michael, ETR2(SS) - Passed away September 8, 1972 in Cheektowaga, New
York. Born: Aug 4, 1941. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga, New York. Career History: Achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer, ET1(SS).
David C. Miller, Sr.,ST1(SS) - Passed away November 18, 2011 in Lebanon,
Pennsylvania Born: July 12, 1943. Nickname: "Dutz". Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1968. Survived by sons David Jr. and Gregory. Buried at Grand View Memorial Park in Annville, Pennsylvania.
George Andrew Miller, MMC(SS) – Passed away at 64 of cancer in Fincastle, Virginia
Dates Aboard: 1981 to 1982,
Career History: After his service to his country, he worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad
until his retirement in 1998.
James E. Miller, RM2(SS) – Passed away June 13, 2017 in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
Dates Aboard: 1966
Career History: James loved the lord with all his heart a Holy Ghost Christian man of
The Pentecostal Church of South Pittsburg and was very proud to have served 10 years
in the United States Navy. James and his wife Theresa were in Lighthouse Singer
Ministry for many years traveling around the Nation. Interment was at The National
Cemetery in Chattanooga, TN
Keith Wayne Miller, ET1(SS) - Passed away April 22, 1999 in Madison, Ohio. Born: Aug 16, 1943. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1969.
Roger Allen Miller, QMC(SS) - Passed away January 27, 2014 in Somersworth, New
Hampshire. Born: Apr 30, 1939. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1980 to 1985. Survived by his wife Gloria, sons Robin and Jerry, and daughter Lisa. Buried in Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois with full military honors. Career History: Served 28 years in the U.S. Navy. Served on board the USS Sablefish (SS-303), USS Triton (SSN-586), USS Bang (SS-385), USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), USS Dolphin (AGSS-555), USS Haddock (SSN-621), and the USS Grant (SSBN-631). Received the Presidential Unit Citation on 10 May 1960 along with 187 USS Triton shipmates upon completion of the world's first
submerged circumnavigation of the earth lasting 60 days and 21 hours.
Lawrence Lathrop Molloy, MS1(SS) - Passed away February 20, 2011 in San Diego,
California. Born: March 10, 1944. Nickname: "Larry". Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 12/80 to 05/84. (7 patrols) Survived by wife Bette, sons Michael, John and Phillip, daughters Mary, Deborah, Laura and Ruth. Ashes scattered at sea by U.S. Navy.
Career History: Served four years in US Air Force. Was a member of the
Michigan and North Dakota Air National Guard units before joining the
Navy. Served in U.S. Navy aboard the USS U.S. Grant SSBN631, USS Skamp
SSN588 and the Hyman G. Rickover SSN709. Retired as CWO2, SC in 1995.
George Charles Monroe, ETN2(SS) - Passed away 23 Mar 2015 in Pineville, Louisiana. Born: Oct 14, 1948. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1970 to 1973.
Survived by four daughters, Heather, Stacy, Christi and Cathleen. Buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana. Career History: Retired from the Navy after 20 years of service as an ET1(SS). After Naval service, George worked as an Electronics Instructor for Louisiana Vo-Tech school where he also retired. He loved riding motorcycles and watching
movies. He was a lifetime member of the USS U.S. Grant Alumni Association.
Ralph Richard Morris, LTJG - Passed away June 1, 2004 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Born: Sept 8 , 1942. Gold Crew. Dates Aboard: 1968.
Survived by his wife Chrissy. Buried in Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe, Hawaii. Career History: Served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1989. Retired in 1989 as a Commander. Was an architect with Pacific Architects.
Malcolm Maurice Mozingo, YNC(SS) - Passed away January 22, 2013 in Palmetto,
Florida. Born: May 6, 1927. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by wife Donna and children Patti, Sandra, Linda and Larry. Buried at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida.
Thomas J. Mulholland, QM2(SS) - Passed away May 13, 1989 in Ledyard, Connecticut. Born: June 25, 1925. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by wife Helen. Buried in Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, Massachusetts.
James Ora Mullenhour, SKC(SS) - Passed away July 19, 2001 in Clermont, Florida. Born: Apr 9, 1930. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by his wife Patti. Buried in Indiantown Gap Memorial Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania. Career History: Retired from the U.S. Navy in 1968 after serving twenty years.
James Melvin Mumford, EM2(SS) - Passed away December 9, 2011 in Albany, Oregon. Born: Nov 6, 1951. Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1980. Survived by his wife Leonida and daughters Jamie and Jennifer. Buried in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon. Career History: James served 20 years in the Navy retiring as SH1(SW).
Roger Alton Musgrave, ET2(SS) - Passed away May 2, 1994 in Los Angeles, California. Born: Sept 1, 1943. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1965 to 1968.
David Elmer Nielsen, CWO4(SS) – Passed away November 11, 2016 in Bremerton,
Born: March 20, 1941 in LeMars, Iowa .
Blue Crew, as MM1(SS)
Dates Aboard: 1972 to1973
Career History:David graduated from Paullina High in 1959 and joined the
Navy in January of 1960. David had an outstanding 30-year Navy career which
began in service craft in the early sixties as an engineman. He then entered the
submarine service and became a machinist mate and went on to Master Chief,
serving as COB (Chief of the Boat) on the SSBN/SSN-609 Sam Houston, and
hen to warrant officer ranks attaining CWO4, the highest rank attainable by an
enlisted man at that time. Following his retirement, Dave spent the next 20 years
in car sales and management. He loved traveling in his RV, golfing, playing
cards, walking the mall with his buddies, farming yearly in Iowa and telling a
good joke. Dave belonged to the Elks, Sub Vets, VFW and Fleet Reserve.
Stuart Allen Neitzel, STS1(SS) - Passed away September 20, 2013 in Jennings, Louisiana. Born: Mar 3, 1948. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1978 to 1979. Buried at Cushman Cemetery in Marksville, Louisiana.
Thomas Reed Nitzsche, ETC(SS) - Passed away November 9, 1990 in Montgomery, Ohio. Born: Feb 22, 1936. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965. Survived by wife and two sons. Buried in Arlington Memorial Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jeffrey Francis Oakins, FTB2(SS) –Passed awayMay 14, 2016 in Lafayette, Colorado
from complications of bladder cancer.
Born: May 23, 1943.
Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1966.
Buried in Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado (Grand Junction) with
Career History: Served as an FTM3 and qualified in submarines while aboard the
USS U.S. Grant (SSBN631) and also served on the USS Stonewall Jackson
(SSBN634) from 1966 to 1969.
Rex Dale O’Dell, YN1(SS) - Passed away February 4, 2004 in Michigan City, Michigan. Born: Jan 19, 1931. Nickname: “Yeo” and “Digger”. Blue Crew Plank Owner. Dates Aboard: 08/63 to 04/66. (3 patrols) Rex is survived by his wife Barbara Jean, two sons, Dan and Gerald and his daughter Debra Kay. Military Honors burial in Napoleon, Michigan. Career History: Rex enlisted in the Navy in March of 1948. He served 21 years and was honorably discharged in October of 1969. He served on the USS George
MacKenzie (DD836), USS Pompon (SSR267), USS Tullibee (SS284) and the USS
U.S. Grant (SSBN631). Memories: Rex enjoyed playing the guitar, camping and studying military
history. He was well liked and respected by all his shipmates. He will be missed.
William Thomas O'Riley, EMC(SS) - Passed away November 27, 1988 in Kansas City,
Kansas. Born: June 06, 1939. Blue Crew. Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1969. Survived by his son James and daughter Debbie. Retired as CWO4(SS).
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