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Herein are the names of Veterans of the USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN630), a nuclear powered warship. These men successfully participated in the preservation of world peace, through deterrence, during a period that is now called the Cold War.

Peace in the world often means an easier period for some of our nations military services. But not for the Submariner!

These men spent years plowing holes through most of the worlds oceans. They spent countless hours performing their duties and providing a constant threat against any adversary who might consider attacking our country. They knew and understood the dangers and the tribulations involved while on patrol. And there were many.

These men performed their duties at the great expense of not seeing their children grow. They missed their children's significant lifetime events that included their births, their first tooth, their first step, their first day at school, graduations, engagements, achieving their college of choice, marriages and even their deaths.

These men performed their duties at the great expense of knowingly placing a heavy burden on their wives. For two-thirds of their tours they placed their wives in a position of running the home, raising the children, attending PTA meetings alone.

These men carried with them on patrols the knowledge that their intrepid wives would have to deal with deaths and sickness in their family, car repairs, broken washing machines, budget concerns, flooding basements, bill collectors, teachers and sometimes neighbors. It was not an easy life for any of the family. But it had to be done. And it was.

Now that these men have slipped their cable and taken their last walk across the prow to their final duty station, we dare not to forget these Submariners or their families. They sacrificed large portions of their lives doing their duty for our country.

These men were American Patriots, Submariners, and our Shipmates.
(above contributed by Steve Richey) 

If a name appears as a link (underlined name), that shipmate has a biography posted on the site.  Simply click the link to take you to the biography. 

Below is the report of Dr Jonathan Weisbuch (LT MC Gold) after attending
the June 18th, 2008, memorial service for Capt. Bush:

"Mary Ellen and I spent yesterday afternoon at the Arlington Cemetery 
Memorial Service for CAPT. James Ter Bush, USN Ret.  His remains were 
placed in a casket on a caisson drawn by 4 white horses, and led by 
another officer on horseback.  A marching Navy Band and a squad of 
Sailors led the caisson to the burial site, where family and friends 
(probably 30 or more) were in attendance.  We sang the Navy Hymn, 
followed by a three gun salute, and TAPS. The flag, held by the honor 
guard over Jim's remains, was folded and given to Mrs. Bush at the 
completion of the ceremony by a Captain of equal or superior rank to 
Jim.  A most moving ceremony, for a very impressive man.  Jim Bush, an 
exceptional Naval Officer, a leader, a thinker unwilling to accept the 
conventional wisdom, a paradigm of patriotism.  He was dedicated to 
service, committed to his country, willing to take risks, and always 
committed to truth, honor, concern for the disadvantaged, and the 
support of peace over war.

After the service, we repaired to a friend of Mrs. Bush, the wife of 
another submarine Officer with whom Jim had served in the Pentagon.  
We talked about the Navy, about submarines, about the collegial nature 
of the "silent service" as compared to the surface or aviation 
counterpart.  Our host was a close friend of CAPT Ned Beach, the 
author of "Submarine," "Run Silent, Run Deep," and several other books 
about the service.  I appreciated the chance to learn something about 
the man whom I know only as an author.  As Mary Ellen and I drove back 
to her son's place, where we are staying, I realized how much my two 
year stint in the Navy has given back over the 44 years, since Jim 
Bush administered the oath to protect the Constitution on the pier of 
the Newport News shipyard.  One small act, one huge impact."
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Name

Henry T. Addison

James G. Amster

Walter J. Apley

Gerald H. Asbury
Kenneth L. Baker

George Alan Barber

William Bechtold
Ray V. Bennett
Lloyd Berger
Chester Beutler
Stanley J. Bice
Thomas Bickle
Calvin Blough
William Brakebill
Robert Brim
Harold E. Brooks
Walter A. Brooks
Dennis Bulick

Frank Butterworth

B. J. Calvert

Larry Cann
Charles "Chuck" Cashion
Robert Wayne Chinn
K. Russ Cline
Robert B. Connelly
Ronald E. Cordis
William M. Cossaboom

Earl Cruce

Neil M. Crumley

Name

William A. Cunningham
Gregory J. Czech
Joseph F. Davis
Walter Barry Davis
Rueben De La Haya
Bill Dorr
Charles W. Duncan
Jack H. Ebert
Robert H. Edwards
Ike Eishenhauer
John T. Elliot

Dick Emery

George Eskew

Arthur C. Esposito

Michael Felicetti
Wayne C. Ficke
David Fields
Robert D. Finch
Charles E. Fischler
Danny Lee Flynt
Frank Fortune
Stephen G. Freach
James L. Friday, Sr.
Thomas L. Galasso
Wilbur L. Gilliland
Jackie B. Gooch
Robert Grimm

Name

Richard Grotte

Paul Guild

John Hahn
Don Hazlett
Gene "Bear" Hazlett
Darrell Hensley
Jack Ira Hoel
David "Max" Hopkins
James M. Howell
Gene Hughes
Thomas A. Jewell
Walter A. Job
William Johnson
Joe Kornberger

Mark S. Lanier

Robert "Jeff" Lauderdale
William E. Lee
Avery James Lord
Frank Lord
Carl E. Maahs
Raymond J. Markese

Paul James Matthews

Fred R. Maxey Jr.

John A. Maynard

Dale Roy Mclaughlin
Paul Terry McNeill
Max Milien

Clarence Mitchell

Vernon Q. Mitchell


Name

Joseph Montroy

Fred G. Moore

Jerry A. Moose

John A. Morris

Don Mosely
Sean Muldowney
Terrence M. Mullaney
Tom Nesmith
Carmine F. Nicholas
J. B. Norman
Robert S. Northrop
Terence J. O'Brien
Joseph O'Donnell
Thomas F. Owenby
Loomis L. Pace
Mark W. Paar
Glen W. Paxton
Marshall H. Poole Jr.
Paul F. Popik
David Lee Presley
Ed Purdy
Paul A. Rader
David E. Rein

Joseph L. Renken

Edward L. Ripley

Richard E. Richards

Steve Richey

James Lee Roth

Merwyn Salfer

Gary Samples

George F. Schilling
Tom Sheppard
James L. Sisson
Roy Slocum

Thomas Stanley

Brad S. Sweeny

Name

Edward W. Sloan

Bruce R. Smith

Edward Smith
Stephen J. Springer

John L. Stacey

Steven R. Stout
Samuel S. Sutton
Glenn T. Sykes, Jr.
John D. Thode
Frank A. Thurtell
Ralph L. Tindal
Mark J. Toschoff
Ron Turner
James A. Vanness
Rodney Waldrop
John N. Walker
Richard A. Wallace
Christopher C. Ward
Delorma Dale Webb
Elmer Wells
James West
Dale Samuel Wiles
Donald Wilkerson
James E. Williams

Charles Wright

Keith A. Wright, Sr

TJ Young

Jim Zawacki