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.

Henry T. Addison James G. Amster
Walter J. Apley Gerald H. Asbury
Dean L. Axene * Kenneth L. Baker
Fred B. Ballard George Alan Barber
William Bechtold Ray V. Bennett
Lloyd Berger Chester Beutler
Stanley J. Bice Thomas Bickle
Calvin Blough William Brakebill
Robert Brim Paul Brogdon, Jr.
Harold E. Brooks Walter A. Brooks
Dennis Bulick James T. Bush *
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 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 Jackie B. Gooch
Robert Grimm Richard Grotte
Paul Guild John Hahn
Donald V. Hahnfeldt Don Hazlett
Gene “Bear” Hazlett James F. Hemperly
Darrell Hensley Jack Ira Hoel
David “Max” Hopkins James M. Howell
John Howser Gene Hughes
Thomas A. Jewell Walter A. Job
William Johnson Jan Alan Kendall
Joe Kornberger Arland W. Kuester *
Mark S. Lanier Robert “Jeff” Lauderdale
William E. Lee Avery James Lord
Frank Lord Carl E. Maahs
James “Chaplain Jim” Magin 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
Tom Nesmith Carmine F. Nicholas
J.B. Norman Robert S. Northrop
Terence J. O’Brien Joseph O’Donnell
Thomas F. Owenbey Loomis L. Pace
MarkW. 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 Edward W. Sloan
Bruce R. Smith Edward Smith
William Smith Stephen J. Springer
John L. Stacey * Thomas Stanley
Steven R. Stout 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
Ronald Wittschen Charles Wright
Keith A Wright Sr. TJ Young
Jim Zawacki