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
Herbert W. Carew 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 Bill Grooms
Richard Grotte Paul Guild
John Hahn Donald V. Hahnfeldt
Jay B. Hamilton III Elbert Hanson
Virgil Hasten 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 Jackson
Thomas A. Jewell Walter A. Job
Alvin D. Johnson 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
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 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 James R. Rotunda
Leo H. Sain Merwyn Salfer
Gary Samples George F. Schilling
Jerry Schram Tom Sheppard
Gary D. Shobe Jimmy L. Shumward
James L. Sisson Roy Slocum
Edward W. Sloan Bruce R. Smith
Edward Smith Marvin O. 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.
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 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
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Last updated 2022-08-31