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
Robert V. Artman 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 *
John Bushman Frank Butterworth
B. J. Calvert Larry Cann
Herbert W. Carew Willie A. Carlton
John R. “Jack” Casey Charles “Chuck” Cashion
Robert Wayne Chinn K. Russ Cline
Jeffrey Cole 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
Robert W. Driskell Rueben De La Haya
Bill Dorr Henry Dryer
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 Jackie B. Gooch
Carlos Goode Darold P. Greene
Robert Grimm Bill Grooms
Richard Grotte Paul Guild
John Hahn Donald V. Hahnfeldt
Jay B. Hamilton III Virgil Hasten
Don Hazlett Gene “Bear” Hazlett
James F. Hemperly Arlie Henry
Darrell Hensley Elbert Hinson
Jack Ira Hoel Charles Hoover
David “Max” Hopkins James M. Howell
John Howser Gene Hughes
Thomas Jackson Thomas A. Jewell
Walter A. Job Alvin D. Johnson
William Johnson John P. Keeler
William 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
Johnny L. McWilliams 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 E. O’Connor
Joseph O’Donnell Joseph P. O’Leary
Thomas F. Owenbey Mark W. Paar
Loomis L. Pace Alan Papierowicz
Guy Parnell Glen W. Paxton
Marshall H. Poole Jr. Paul F. Popik
David Lee Presley Ed Purdy
Paul A. Rader David E. Rein
Joseph L. Renken * Richard E. Richards
Steve Richey * Edward L. Ripley
Kenneth W. Robertson James Lee Roth
James R. Rotunda Leo H. Sain
Merwyn Salfer Gary Samples
George F. Schilling Jerry Schram
Tom Sheppard Gary D. Shobe
Jimmy L. Shumard James L. Sisson
Edward W. Sloan Roy Slocum
Bruce R. Smith Edward Smith
Marvin O. Smith William Smith
Stephen J. Springer John L. Stacey *
Thomas Stanley James Stein *
Steven R. Stout Danny M. Stovall
Samuel S. Sutton Brad S. Sweeny
Glenn T. Sykes Jr. James P. Tansey 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
Leroy P. Werley Sr. James West
Dale Samuel Wiles Donald Wilkerson
James E. Williams Barry Wilson
Richard Wilson Ronald Wittschen
Charles Wright Keith A Wright Sr.
TJ Young Arthur Zanta
Jim Zawacki  

Last updated 2023-08-25