As I said, we are Submariners, and by nature, we are over achievers.
Thank you to everyone that helped us reach our goal of $15,000
The crew and their families appreciate the support.
What a great time, weather, and fellowship. Not only with our fellow submarine shipmates but we got to meet 4 officers and 4 enlisted sailors from the USS Laboon (DDG-58). We had a great time at the German club with them and we are looking forward to the Captains invitation to come visit them once they are out of the shipyard. Welcome aboard USS Laboon. Photos from the parade and German club are available in our online base library.
We had a great conversation with RDML Seif and CAPT Deichler on 7/27/2021 via Zoom.
To view the conversation go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BRQPs3cbSk
It was GREAT to be out with the crew once again. We tolled the bells for those submarines and submariners lost while serving this great nation. Let us not forget all those who gave their life in the line of duty so that we may enjoy our freedoms.
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We had the honor to attend the service for the Four Chaplains at the Baden American Legion Post 641 on February 3, 2020. The USSVI presented a painted lithograph of the Four Chaplains to the Post.
WOW, that is all I can say.
A few of us stayed after the meeting for some socialization and adult beverages. When all of a sudden in comes Frank Lambiase and his nephew Gene. Frank was a WWII tank commander serving in the 13th armored division, 3rd battalion, under General Patton. Frank recently celebrated his 97th year and lives in New Castle. It was an HONOR to speak with Frank. We extended an invitation to Frank to attend our Christmas celebration with hopes that he can share his stories and talk to some fellow WWII veterans.
Members of the Requin base went to Groton to bid the USS Pittsburgh a final farewell from Groton as she prepares to be decommissioned. Photos have been added to the Requin Base website in the base photos section. The direct link to the photo album is https://requinbase.org/basephotos/wppaspec/oc1/lnen/cv0/ab26#wppa-container-1