On Eternal Patrol, P – T

Timothy Paul Palmer, EMC(SS) – Passed away on January 27, 2010 in Naples, Florida.
Born: Jan 19, 1954.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1975 to 1978.

Gale Joseph Pankake, STSC(SS) – Passed away March 3, 1994 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Born: Apr 4, 1938.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1975 to 1977.
Survived by wife Lois and three children.
Buried in Plantation Gardens Cemetery in Summerville, South Carolina.

Eugene Edward Parkos, ST2(SS) – Passed away March 16, 2014 in New Haven,
Born: Mar 3, 1944.
Nickname: “Gene”
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 11/63 to 12/66. (4 patrols)
Survived by his wife Charlene, daughter Elaine and sons Bryan, Donald and David.
Buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, Connecticut.
Career History: Gene retired from the Navy in 1983 with the rank of Senior
Chief Petty Officer, STCS(SS). He retired from URS Corporation in Groton in
2010 where he was employed as an Engineer.

Lyle G. Patterson, EMC(SS) – Passed away December 5, 2002 in Amanda, Ohio.
Born: July 27, 1935.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1964.

Douglas W. Patton, SN – Passed away September 15, 2006 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Born: Mar 30, 1945.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.

William E. Pearce, MMCS(SS) – Passed away October 3, 2009 in Brick, New Jersey.
Born: December 20, 1945.
Nickname: Ted.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1979 to 1982.

Richard A. Peterson, LT – Passed away February 22, 2013 in Great Falls, Virginia.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1966.
Career History: Retired as a Captain.

John W. Pfusch, SOC(SS) – Passed away January 14, 1997 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Born: Nov 19, 1930.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1966.
Chief Pfusch is survived by his wife June; 4 daughters and six grandchildren.

Ronald George Philbert, EN1(SS) – Passed away July 18, 1997 in San Diego, California.
Born: 2 July 1934.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Survived by his wife Doris, 2 daughters and 3 sons.
Buried at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.

Kenneth Joseph Ploeger, ETC(SS) – Passed away August 15, 2007 In Marysville,
Born: Mar 26, 1940.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1967.

Gary Allan Pollock, MM1(SS) – Passed away January 2, 2013 in San Diego, California.
Born: May 13, 1940.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Launch Crew Member.
Dates Aboard: 09/63 to 08/65. (1 patrol)
Survived by his wife Cindy and his four children.
Burial at sea by submarine.
Career History: Born in Hollister, California, Gary joined the U. S. Navy
in August of 1959. He served as the layman on the boat and led Sunday
Worship Services in the crews mess. He married his wife Cindy in September
of 1960. He was Honorably Discharged in July of 1965 as a MM1(SS).
After the Navy, his career included employment with Arco Solar, Siemens Solar,
and the Jet Propulsion Lab. He retired as a Senior Research Scientist with Rockwell
Scientific Company. He was also a graduate of Cal State University with a Bachelor
of Science Degree majoring in Physics. He was a great supporter of Kaps 4 Kids and
actively involved in his church and went on two mission trips to donate and
install solar panels.
Memories: Qualified on the Grant on his first and only patrol in the Pacific. A finer
shipmate you will never meet. Gary will be remembered by all his shipmates as
a loyal and caring man.

Robert Coleman Pope, EM2(SS) – Passed away January 6, 2015 in Carthage, Texas.
Born: Dec 2, 1937.
Nickname: “Bob”.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 04/63 to 02/66. (2 patrols).
Survived by his wife Hazel, step-daughter Vikki, two grandchildren, two great
grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Buried at Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery in Tyler, Texas.

Samuel Florento Posis, SD1(SS) – Passed away May 25, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.
Born: June 17, 1934.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1974 to 1978.
Survived by daughter Marrietta.
Buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida.
Career History: Retired after 20 years of Navy Service in 1981. Served
twenty-five years with the U.S. Postal Service before retiring in 2008.

Thomas M. Prazak, IC2(SS) – Passed away May 18, 2002 in Orlando, Florida.
Born: July 20, 1942.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968.

Leland H. Price, LTJG – Passed away January 17, 2001 in Oregon, Wisconsin.
Born: Feb 19, 1944.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1968.
Buried in Oleander Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Career History: Retired from U.S. Navy as Commander.

Harlan Inge Quamme, QMC(SS) – Passed away February 3, 2014 in Mulberry, Florida.
Born: Dec 26, 1927.
Gold Crew Plank Owner (1 Patrol).
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Buried in Comstock Cemetery, Uncasville, Connecticut.
Career History: Retired after 22 years Navy service as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
After his military career, Harlan retired from General Dyanmics after 16 years.

James Daniel Rakes, RM1(SS) – Passed away September 27, 2008 in Cana, Virginia.
Born: Mar 9, 1942.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 – 1965.
Career History: Achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, RMC(SS).

Jerome F. Reynolds, FTG1(SS) – Passed away August 1, 2002 in Bremerton, Washington.
Born: Dec 30, 1935.
Nickname: “Jerry”.
Gold Crew
Dates Aboard: 1968.
Survived by his wife Lea.
Was a member of the Bremerton Base of USSVI.

Robert A. Rich, EN1(SS)- Passed away on June 8, 2005 in Fallon, Nevada.
Born: Jan 11, 1930.
Nickname: “Bob”.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 01/64 to 02/66. (2 patrols)
Bob is survived by his wife of 53 years, Delphine, sons Robert and James
and daughter Patricia Ragland. Bob received a Military Burial at sea.
Career History: Bob enlisted in the Navy on Jan 17, 1947. In 1959, he made the
decision to enter the Submarine Service and served on five submarines;
USS Sarda (SS488), USS Thomas A. Edison (SSBN610), USS U.S. Grant
(SSBN631), USS Sea Dragon (SSN584) and USS Scamp (SSN588).
He retired on August 1, 1966. He was a plank member of the Sub Vets
Corvina Base of Reno, Nevada.
Memories: Bob loved the submarine service and wore his submariner ball hat
everywhere he went. He had a sign on the back of his van that stated,
“There are only two types of ships – Submarines and Targets”.
Bob was a super nice man and a great shipmate. He will be missed by all.

Alvario Vernancio Richards, Sr., CS1(SS) – Passed away March 5, 2007 in Pensacola,
Born: Feb 24, 1941.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1971 to 1972.
Buried at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Florida.
Career History: Served in the Navy from 1959 to 1980. Retired as Chief
Petty Officer, CSC(SS).

Russell B. Ritchie, ETN2(SS) – Passed away December 18, 2010 in Castine, Maine.
Born: Feb 25, 1940.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.

Russell Arthur Robinette, MM1(SS) – Passed away November 10, 2007
in Port Orchard, Washington.
Born: March 13, 1944.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1965 to 1968.
Survived by his wife Trisha and two children.
Buried in Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.
Career History: Served on the USS U.S. Grant and the USS Benjamin Franklin
making 12 patrols out of Guam. After leaving the service in 1970, he worked for
28 years as a Nuclear Engineering Technician at PSNS in Bremerton, Washington.
He retired in 1999. He enjoyed restoring cars, woodworking, camping and spending
lots of time with his family and his dogs. He was an Assistant Scout Master and a
member of the Association of Woodworkers.

Glenn S. Robinson, ETCM(SS) – Passed away October 30, 2009 in Enfield, Connecticut.
Born: Dec 20, 1950.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 07/78 to 06/82 and 12/85 to 04/89.
Survived by his wife Toni, his daughter Carrie and son Jeff.
Career History: Served 23 years in the U.S. Navy. Served on board the
USS U.S. Grant (SSBN 631) and the USS Lafayette (SSBN 616).

Richard Douglas Rogers, LCDR – Passed away June 19, 2017 of pancreatic cancer in
Honolulu, Hawaii
Blue Crew Plank Owner as LT
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1965
Career History: Richard’s assignment to Hawaii was in 1961 when he arrived in
Honolulu to oversee a squadron of nuclear submarines at Pearl Harbor. Wanting to settle
in Hawaii with his wife and children, Richard left the Navy for a manufacturing manager
position with Dole Co. But the company sent him abroad, launching his career as an
international businessman. Later in life he followed his wife, Penny, who had joined the
State Department, to her diplomatic posts in numerous cities on five continents while he
worked as a financial adviser at the different embassies. Despite their life around the
globe, the couple always returned home to Hawaii. He also loved diversity, even in his
own family, with one son-in-law conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh and
the other a Rastafarian from St. Kitts and Nevis, Richard graduated from the U.S. Naval
Academy with classmate Sen. John McCain.

Bob Q. Ross, CSC(SS) – Passed away May 20, 2001 in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Born: March 20, 1937
Blue Crew
Dates Aboard: 1966.

Leslie D. Ross, HMC(SS) – Passed away April 19, 1988 in Burlington, North Carolina.
Born: August 17, 1943.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1981 to 1982.
Leslie is survived by his wife Sandy Ross, daughter Sue Dix and husband Dee and
three sons Dale (US Army), Chuck, and Duane.

Glenn H. Rowe, RMC(SS) – Passed away September 2, 2014 in Santee, South Carolina.
Born: Apr 6, 1933.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 08/63 to 09/66. (4 patrols).
Survived by wife Marian, daughter Margaret and son Joseph.
Career History: Retired from the U.S. Navy as Senior Chief (RMCS(SS).

Douglas Alan Rudolph, STS3(SS) – Passed away April 6, 2013 in Spokane, Washington.
Born: Mar 17, 1947.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968.
Survived by his wife Kristy and children Michael and Gretchen.
Career History: Achieved the rank of STS2(SS) during his service in the U.S. Navy.
Served on board the USS U.S. Grant (SSBN 631) and the USS Kamehameha (SSBN

Merwyn Eugene Salfer, ENC(SS) – Passed away July 26, 1990 in Petaluma, California.
Born: Jun 30, 1937.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1968 to 1969.
Buried at Cypress Hill Memorial Park in Petaluma, California.

Gary Lynn Samples, RM2(SS) – Passed away January 14, 2016 in Goose Creek, South
Born: December 7, 1944 in Lindsey, California
Gold Crew
Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968
Survived by the mother of his children Vickie; finance Nancy Robbins; children Chris
and Robert; Tammy Miles and her husband Jeff; brother Terry; eight grandchildren;
and five cousins.
A celebration of life was held at the Fleet Reserve Association where military Honors
were rendered and Bell Tolling by the Submarine Veterans.
Career History: Gary retired as a Master Chief Radioman on July 31, 1992, after
twenty-eight years of service. After his retirement he worked in Radio and Tech for
TDS. He loved fishing, karaoke. pool, and was a Dallas Cowboy fan. He was a member
the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 269, Sub Veterans and VFW 10256.

Barry Jay Sanderson, MM2(SS) – Passed away September 1, 2013 in Carmel, Indiana.
Born: May 14, 1946.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1970 to 1974.
Survived by his wife Julie Anne.
Buried at Carmel Cemetery in Carmel, Indiana.

John Raymond San Fellipo, Sr., TMCS(SS) – Passed away October 26, 1986
in Bremerton, Washington.
Born: Washington, D.C on July 6, 1928..
Nickname: “Flip”.
Blue Crew Plank Owner
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1972.
Chief San Fellipo is survived by his wife Mary Jane; six children, Mary Ann,
Barbara, Tina, John Jr., Tony and Linda; five grandchildren, Joel, Aaron,
Brandon, Madison and Blake.
Career History: After serving on the USS Grant and the USS James Polk (72-73), he
was assigned shore duty at the Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific
in Silverdale, Washington. He retired in 1977. Two weeks later,
Lockheed called him to work, in the same building, doing the same job as a senior
mechanic. John worked for them for nine years. He was awarded the National
Defense Service Medal, Navy Commendation, six Good Conduct Medals and the
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Chief Fellipo was a credit to his uniform and
dedicated to his work in the service of his country.
Memories: Chief “Flip” enjoyed bowling and yard work. He had a terrific
personality and was well liked by all who met him. Crewmembers remember the Chief
as a very lively character and a good and decent man. Mary Jane and the family miss
him greatly. Mary Jane states that “It brings me comfort knowing we have young
men today with the same qualities as Flip had; Loyalty, Dedication and a Love for
those `Silent Giants of the Sea’. God bless them and all of you who served us so well”.

Kenneth Paul Savicky, TM2(SS) – Passed away 2014 in Morriston, Florida
Blue Crew
Dates Aboard: 1961 to 1969
Career History: Final Rate TM1(SS)

Elliott Porter Scherger, GMG1(SS) – Passed away March 6, 1989 in Annapolis, Maryland.
Born: Nov 22, 1927.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Survived by his wife Lois and son Mark.

Richard Francis Schillaci, LT – Passed away September 25, 2013 in El Cajon, California.
Born: May 11, 1936.
Blue Crew Plank Owner. Ships Medical Officer.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Survived by his daughters Victoria and Taylor.
Military burial at sea with full honors.
Career History: Captain Schillaci, M.D., served as Medical Officer aboard the
USS Sam Houston SSBN-609 and the USS U.S. Grant SSBN-631. He also served
as an instructor at the Naval Submarine Medical Center. His specialty training
included Deep Sea Diving School in Washington DC and Submarine Medical School
in Groton, Connecticut. After his submarine duty, he served with the Internal
Medicine Staff as Head of the Pulmonary Disease Section at the Naval Hospital
in Oakland, California. His last assignment was at the Naval Hospital in San Diego
California as the Head of the Pulmonary Division and Director of Training.

Harold Willaim Schroetter, ET1(SS) – Disappeared February 26, 2009 in Falcon Heights,
Born: Aug 21, 1952.
Nickname: “Hal”.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1991 to 1992.
Survived by wife Bonnie and son Nick.
Career History: Harold is believed to have been murdered. His body has never been
recovered. His murder case is still unsolved and a reward for information still exists.
A judge has declared that he is deceased and that he was murdered.

Valentine Schumakoff, ET2(SS) – Passed away August 21, 2010 in Howell, New Jersey.
Born: Mar 24, 1959.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1981 to 1984.
Survived by wife Suzanne and daughters Elena and Joanna.
Buried at St. Vladimir’s Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Jackson, New Jersey.

Ronald Allen Schurman, RM2(SS) – Passed away September 11, 2005 in Saint Joseph,
Born: Mar 20, 1952.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1979.
Buried: Memorial Park Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Missouri.
Career History: Retired as Lieutenant in Navy on Sept 19, 1994.

Gregory W. Schwenk, LCDR – Passed away April 24, 2011 in Gales Ferry, Connecticut.
Born: Dec 12, 1958.
Gold Crew Engineering Officer.
Dates Aboard: 1990 to 1992.
Survived by his wife Carol and three children, Brian, Jackie and Kevin.
Buried in Avery-Stoddard Cemetery in Gales Ferry, Connecticut.
Career History: Served aboard the USS Dallas (SSN700), USS Augusta (SSN710),
USS U.S. Grant (SSBN631) and was the XO on the USS Whale (SSN638) and the
DSRV Avalon. His last assignment in his twenty-one-year Naval career was as the
Executive Director, Tactical Development and Doctrine at Submarine Squadron 12.
After retiring from the Navy, Greg was employed as the Executive Director at
Intergraph Government Solutions in the Critical Infrastructure Protection CIP business

Raymond H. Scott, MTSN(SU) – Passed away July 1, 2015 in Waianae, Hawaii.
Blue Crew Plank Owner
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965
Career History: Retired as MTC(SS)

David A. Scruggs, ETR2(SS) – Passed away April 15, 2001 in Sandston, Virginia.
Born: Feb 4, 1942.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 12/63 to 07/67.
Career History: Retired Navy as ETCM(SS). Reported aboard the USS Redfin
(SS272) in December of 1961. Served on board the USS U.S. Grant (SSBN631), USS
Guardfish (SSN612), USS Ray (SSN653) and the USS Scamp (SSN588) before
retiring in 1981. Nuclear power trained.

Roy L. Semrau, ET1(SS) – Passed away November 7, 2009 in Mentor, Ohio
Gold Crew
Dates Aboard: 1991 to 1992

Chester E. Shaw, SOCS(SS) – Passed away February 10, 2012 in Boulevard, California.
Born: November 3, 1931
Gold Crew Plank Owner and COB
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965

James Joseph Sheeran, RM1(SS) – Passed away September 26, 2010 in Waianae, Hawaii.
Born: Jan 21, 1933.
Nickname: “J.J.”
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1967.

George Allen Sherman, MM2(SS) – Passed away November 29, 2002 in Orange Park,
Born: Jun 13 1942.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Survived by wife Marcia, daughter Dawn and sons Jerard, Edward and Richard.
Buried at Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orangge Park, Florida.

Paul J. Sloan IV, FTB2(SS) – Passed away June 22, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.
Born: Mar 16, 1966.
Nickname: “Jack”.
Blue Crew
Dates Aboard: 1986 to 1989.
Career History: Served aboard the USS U.S. Grant and the USS Pennsylvania from
1985 to 1992.

Hugh M. Smith, ETN2(SS) – Passed away December 19, 1983 in Sequim, Washington.
Born: Dec 15, 1925.
Nickname: “Homer”.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964.
Survived by wife Helen and son Dennis.

William Smith, LT
Gold Crew
Dates Aboard: 1971-1973

Ripley Wayne Smithwick, QM1(SS) – Passed away November 11, 2011 in Crawford, Texas.
Born: Mar 3, 1943.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1967.
Survived by his wife Joy.

Walter Wesley Snyder, ST1(SS) – Passed away September 15, 2008 Sweet Home, Oregon.
Born: Jun 25, 1936.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 08/63 to 07/68.
Career History: Achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, STC(SS).

Allan W. Sorak, IC2(SS) – Passed away March 13, 2009 in Washington Depot, Connecticut.
Born: Jul 25, 1940.
Nickname: “Zorro”.
Gold Crew Plank Owner
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1966.
Allan is survived by his three daughters and four granddaughters.
His wife Patricia preceded him in death.
Career History: After leaving the Navy, Allan served as a U.S. Postal Clerk at the
Washington Post Office for 30 years, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the
Lions Club and the American Legion.

James Christian Sorenson, LT – Passed away July 5, 2011 in Mission Viejo, California.
Born: Aug 28, 1942.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1968.
Survived by wife Jaqueline, daughter Sarah and son Eric.
Buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.

Y. Z. Spain, EN2(SS) – Passed away September 18, 1996 in Alabaster, Alabama.
Born: Aug 27, 1937.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Career History: Achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer, MMCS(SS).

James E. Stevens, EN3(SS) – Passed away December 20, 1995 in Panama City, Florida.
Born: Mar 18, 1943.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.
Career History: Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer MMCS(SS).

Luther A. Stewart, TM2(SS) – Killed by drunk driver on March 9, 1996 in Rixford,
Born: May 10, 1964.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1984 to 1987.
Luther is survived by his wife Nancy and son Andrew.

Michael K. Stowe, ELT2(SS) – Passed away March 31, 2001 in West Portsmouth, Ohio.
Born: June 21, 1953.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 02/79 to 1981.
Mike is survived by his wife Delores, 6 children (4 boys, 2 girls), 3 grandsons,
his father, sister and brother. He grew up in Cocoa Beach, Florida nea
Cape Canaveral.

Alan Dennis Stricklin, ET1(SS) – Passed away January 28, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Born: Sept 08, 1942.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 07/66 to 09/68.
Career History: Served aboard the SSBN-631, SSN-589, SS-476 and the SSBN-642.

Donald Howard Strickland, CWO2, US Army – Passed away May 4, 2017 in Wichita Falls,
Born: June 4, 1929 in Santa Anna, Texas.
Crew Unknown
Dates Aboard: 1966, as QMC(SS)
Career History: Don served six months aboard the USS Ronquil, an experimental
destroyer, testing the German sonar equipment and evaluating its use in anti-submarine
warfare. While in the Navy, Don went to school and studied about a new technology,
Nuclear Submarines. Don was the top student in his class which gave him the honor of
becoming the first helmsman of the first operational nuclear-powered submarine, “The
Nautilus”. Don served on various submarines in the U.S. Navy (1948-1956), acted as
watch stander and navigator on the U.S.S. Nautilus, Criminal Investigator for NAS
(1956-1957), U.S.S. Pomodon (SS486) senior enlisted navigator (1958-1959), U.S.S.
Sculpin (SSN 590) (1959-1963), senior enlisted navigator (Quartermaster Chief E-7)
aboard nuclear attack submarine, U.S. Batfish (SS310) Reserve Submarine from (1963-
1967), and U.S. Army Transportation School, Harbor Deck Officer’s Course resulting in
a transfer from the U.S. Navy to the U.S. Army. Don transferred from the Navy as a
Chief Warrant Officer to the Army due to the need of Tugboat Skippers to lead their
men and he had the qualifications they were looking for. Serving as the Harbor Master,
the army sent him straight to Vietnam on a 100 foot tug boat with 16 crewmen to
transport ammunition and various supplies. Don ended his military career in October of
1969 after a four-month special assignment in the Far East. Don retired as Chief Warrant
Officer in the U.S. Army in October 1969. Don earned many honors and medals
including a National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medals, National Defense
Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar, Vietnam Service
Medal with 4 Campaign Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 60, Bronze Star, 2
Overseas Bars, Associate of Science Degree, Exceptional Service Award as the Assistant
City Personnel, and the Maskat Shrine 45-year pin. Don was inducted in 1992 as a
Charter member of the ASA/USA Umpire Hall of Honor. In 2012, Don attended the 60th
reunion of the Nautilus and donated numerous items that are now displayed in the
Nautilus Submarine Museum in Groton, Connecticut. Don also played a cameo scene in
a movie with John Wayne. He was an avid fisher and hunter. He also loved to watch the
Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.

Todd J. Strom – Passed away April 15, 1995 in Marquette, Michigan.
Born: July 15, 1952.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1974 to 1980.

John Robert Sutton, ENC(SS) – Passed away August 9, 1999 in Port Orchard, Washington.
Born: Apr 21, 1933.
Blue Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.

Joseph Truitt Talbert, Jr., LT – Passed away November 30, 2012 in Coronado, California.
Born: Sept 22, 1932.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1965.
Survived by his wife Emily and three sons, Jay, Stephen and Peter.
Buried at Fort Rosecrans Military Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Career History: Graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1956. He served on
numerous submarines and was the last Commanding Officer of the USS Razorback.
He retired from the Navy in 1979 as a Captain and began a 25 year career with
several companies that supported the Navy.

George E. Taylor, MMCS(SS) – Passed away Sept 1, 1984 in Columbus, Georgia.
Born: Aug 25, 1936.
Gold Crew Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1964 to 1965.

Charles R. Thompson, MTC(SS) – Passed away (Date and place unknown)
Blue crew, as MT1(SS)
Dates Aboard: 1974 to 1977

Larry V. Thompson, TMC(SS) – Lost at sea when swept off missile deck in heavy seas.
Lost on April 6, 1987 at age of 37.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1984 to 1987.

Timothy Gale Thron, MM3(SS) – Passed away September 13, 2007 in Amarillo, Texas.
Born: Jun 13, 1954.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1973 to 1974.
Survived by wife Corinne, daughter Aimee and son Adam.
Buried at Sunset Cemetery in Quincy, Illinois.
Career History: Enlisted in 1972. Served with his father aboard the USS South
Carolina, CGN-37. Also served aboard the USS U.S. Grant SSBN-631, USS Shark
SSN-591 and the USS Pargo SSN-650. Retired in 1992 as MMC(SS).

Kenneth George Tietjen, ET1(SS) – Passed away October 7, 2010 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Born: Jun 12, 1943.
Gold Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1967 to 1968.
Survived by his wife Sue and sons Andre and Daniel.

William Thomas Tither, LTjg(SC) – Passed away 2001 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Gold Crew Supply Officer
Dates Aboard: 1970 to 1972
Career History: Attorney

Daniel R. Tucker, RMC(SS) – Passed away November 18, 2005 in Warrenton, Missouri.
Born: Mar 29, 1941.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1970 to 1972.
Survived by his wife Sheila.
Career History: Retired as Senior Chief Petty Officer RMCS(SS).

Jay Turner, ET1(SS) – Passed away in June of 1990 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Born: About 1942.
Blue Crew.
Dates Aboard: 1966 to 1967.
Survived by his wife and three children.
Career History: After leaving the USS Grant in 1967, Jay entered the NESEP program
at the Universtiy of Utah and received an Electrical Engineering Degree. He retired
from the Navy in 1983 at a Lt. Commander. After the Navy, he was employed as a
Military Satellite Communications Engineer in Colorado Springs until his passing.

Ralph C. Turner, CS1(SS) – Died in auto accident Sept, 1968.
Born: Sept 11, 1940.
Blue Crew – Plank Owner.
Dates Aboard: 1963 to 1965.