Eternal Patrol

Shipmates on Eternal Patrol

Herein are the names of Veterans of the USS John C. Calhoun (SSBN-630), 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 has an asterisk (*) next to it, that shipmate has a biography posted on the site. Simply click the asterisk to take you to the biography.

If you know of the passing of a shipmate that does not appear in the eternal patrol list please let us know here.

John J. Adas Henry T. Addison
James G. Amster Walter J. Apley
Gerald H. Asbury Dean L. Axene *
Henry Baker Kenneth L. Baker
Fred B. Ballard George Alan Barber
William Bechtold Lemuel Bell
Ray V. Bennett Lloyd Berger
Chester Beutler Stanley J. Bice
Thomas Bickle Calvin Blough
William Book William Brakebill
Robert Brim Paul Brogdon, Jr.
Harold E. Brooks Walter A. Brooks
Dennis Bulick John (Reb) Burton
James T. Bush * Frank Butterworth
B. J. Calvert Larry Cann
Jack Casey Charles “Chuck” Cashion
Robert Wayne Chinn K. Russ Cline
Robert B. Connelly Ronald E. Cordis
William M. Cossaboom Earl Cruce *
Neil M. Crumly 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 Robert Laurence Etchieson
Jonathan Fader 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.
James Fuller Thomas L. Galasso
Wilbur L. Gilliland Samuel Giorgio
Carlos Goode Jackie B. Gooch
Darold Greene Robert Grimm
Richard Grotte Paul Guild
John Hahn Donald V. Hahnfeldt
Don Hazlett Gene “Bear” Hazlett
James F. Hemperly Arlie Henry
Darrell Hensley Jack Ira Hoel
David “Max” Hopkins James M. Howell
John Howser Gene Hughes
Thomas A. Jewell Walter A. Job
William Johnson Doug Kempfer
Jan Alan Kendall Joe Kornberger
Arland W. Kuester * Mark S. Lanier
Robert “Jeff” Lauderdale William E. Lee
James Link Avery James Lord
Frank Lord Carl E. Maahs
James “Chaplain Jim” Magin Andew Maples
Raymond J. Markese Paul James Matthews
Fred R. Maxey Jr. * John A. Maynard
Bruce R. McKenna Dale Roy McLaughlin
Paul Terry McNeill Max Milien
Clarence Mitchell Vernon Q. Mitchell
Joseph Montroy Fred G. Moore
Jerry A. Moose John A. Morris
Don Mosley Shawn Muldowney
Terrence M. Mullaney Ronald A. Naef
Tom Nesmith Carmine F. Nicholas
J.B. Norman Robert S. Northrop
Terence J. O’Brien Joseph O’Donnell
Thomas F. Owenbey Loomis L. Pace
Mark W. Paar Alan Papierowicz
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 * Kenneth W. Robertson
James Lee Roth Leo H. Sain
Merwyn Salfer Gary Samples
George F. Schilling Tom Sheppard
Gary D. Shobe Jimmy L. Shumard
James L. Sisson Roy Slocum
Edward W. Sloan Bruce R. Smith
Edward Smith William Smith
Stephen J. Springer John L. Stacey *
Thomas Stanley James Stein *
Steven R. Stout Danny Stovall
Samuel S. Sutton Brad S. Sweeny
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 Dale F. Waser
Delorma Dale Webb Raymond Burke Wellborn
Elmer Wells James West
Dale Samuel Wiles Donald Wilkerson
James E. Williams Barry Wilson
Richard Wilson Ronald Wittschen
Charles Wright Keith A Wright Sr.
TJ Young Jim Zawacki