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This is a sacred page - Thank you for entering
 

This  page is here to honor our Shipmates who have gone on before us. While history may overlook many of the brave deeds of our shipmates, their memory will ever live in the hearts and minds of freedom loving people of this great nation. Read each name with pride and give thanks for they answered the call to duty and now the Honor and Glory is theirs.

 

They gave their all for us and they are not forgotten!

 

 

Our Nations Highest Honor - The American Flag

This flag is our nations very highest honor.
There is none higher.
This flag is offered by a grateful nation
and the American veterans
who have fought and died to preserve it.
This flag is given by the United States of America
in memory of your loved one.
It is for their honorable and faithful service
to our beloved country.

 

 

USS Sea Cat   1944 - 1968   Eternal Patrol
Name Rate/Rank YOB City State Notes
           
Adams, Jim "Rosebud"         WWII
Aiken, William I. GM 1954 Gretna LA  
Allen, Jesse SD 1945-47 Ledyard CT WWII
Allen, P.H. OFF 1956     XO 1956 - EP on USS Thresher
Allyn, Thomas W.     El Paso TX  
Anderson, Kenneth          
Artzer, Leroy     Topeka KS  
Baber, Goldie EN 1958-62 Crozet VA  
Baird, Calvin C. EM 1946 Parma OH WWII
Balthrop, Clarence D. CS 1959-61   TN  
Baldwin, John OFF 1946 Houston TX WWII
Balson, John Edward OFF 1951-53 Los Altos Hills CA CO
Banfield, Burnell EM 1946 Ponchatuola LA WWII
Baracskai, Joseph A. MOMM 1945 Elyria OH WWII
Barr, Theodore     Avon Park FL  
Barzcak, Walter J. MM 1945-46 Wakefield MA WWII
Batz, Gilbert RM   Laramie WY  
Bevill, Marvin EN 1954-55      
Bergevin, Gerald EM   Pittsburgh PA WWII
Billeaudeau, Donald EN 1952-60 Eunice LA COB
Blankenhagen, L. EM 1962-64 Sacred Heart MN  
Blankenship, Roy G. EN 1964-65      
Bonner, Leo R. TM 1944-45 Norfolk VA Plank Owner
Boswell, Raymond     Bland VA  
Boucher, William J.     Boulevard CA  
Bounguerno, Frank     Glen Allen CA  
Bourgeois, Robert A.     Baton Rouge LA  
Bowman, Wesley H. MM 1944-45 Slatington PA Plank Owner
Brandner, Frank Glenn CS 1954-59 St Augustine FL  
Broderson, Robert     Williamsburg VA  
Brown, W. Allen EN 1961-62 Mobridge SD "Charlie"
Baumgarten Sr, Charles A.     Leisure Knoll MA WWII
Burnap, Robert F. EM 1965      
Cabot, Alan S. OFF 1957-59 Springfield VA  
Campbell, Jack ET 1961 Virginia Beach VA  
Carlson, Ralph B. OFF 1949-50 Shelby NC XO
Carlson, Silva     Quacker Hill CT  
Carver, Wesley MM 1964-65 Pine Bluff AR
Casey, John TM 1955-57 Joppa MD COB
Cheatham, Walter M. CS 1965-68      
Clark, Wayne J.     Fenton MD  
Cloud, Hubert EN 1957-59 Bigfork MN  
Coleman, Robert SN 1945 Kirkwood MO  
Cormier, Rip EN 1957-62      
Cooksey, Hugh TM 1944-45 Carrollton GA Plank Owner - Two war patrols
Cooper, Charles L. QM 1964-65   TN  
Couison, Thomas MM 1965-66      
Crawford, Frank S. TM 1968 Lebannon TN  
Crouter, Robert W. OFF 1961-64 Charlottesville VA CO
David, Marshall J.     New Orleans LA  
Davis, William L. SN 1944-45 Cleveland OH Plank Owner
DeCoursey, Larry YN 1957   IN  
Deming, Robert L. EN 1951-53   CT  
Dickieson, Robert W OFF 1949-50     Retired 1973 - Capt
Donahue, Joseph     W. Hartford CT WWII
Double, Calvin RM   Spring Hill FL  
Dubois, Kenneth FN   Debary FL WWII
Due, David J. TM 1944-45 Toledo WA Plank Owner
Dunham, Hubert   1945-48 Culpepper VA Plank Owner
Dykes, James RM 1959-64 Buckatunna MS  
Eastely, Gerald TM 1953-1958 Las Vegas NV  
Ehinger, Donald FT 1963 Seabeck WA  
Elliot, Kennith E. MoMM 1944-45 Bluffton IN Plank Owner
Engquist Gordon W. 1966-67 Vienna VA CO
Ennulat, N.A. "Rip" RM 1959-62 Key West FL COB - Died on active duty
Eastey, Gerald TM 1953-54      
Everson, Richard LDO 1962 Deltona FL  
Farmer, David C QM 1962 Philadelphia PA  
Favors, Jess EM 1955 (64) Floresville TX COB
Fedorko, Gerald GM 1944-48 Omaha NE Plank Owner
Feuerstein, Fritz ET 1956 Beloit WI  
Fisher, Dale Oscar     Stafford VA WWII
Forni, Ellwood SN 1951-54 Key West FL  
Frydell, Gill ET 1960 Sidney OH  
Gaddis, "Moose"       NE  
Gamble, Billy T EM 1944-45 Birmingham AL WWII
Gamble, Ronald MM 1962-65      
Gardner, John     Vestal NY  
Gardner, Robert EM 1944-45 Kittery ME Plank Owner
Genovese, Phillip TM 1946 Carriere MS  
Gillette, Yogi EM 1959-60 Grimstead VA Yogi
Gladfelter, Lewis     Sacramento CA WWII
Cochran, Robert W TM 1951-53 Camp Hill PA  
Goldmann, Henry A     Auburn AL  
Goode, John EN 1954-56 Glen Allen VA  
Goodenow, Wayne RT 1944-45 Hot Springs AR Plank Owner
Goodwin, Roy IC 58-65 Sanford NC "Zeke"
Goodwin, Frank Phillip, Jr QM 1944-45 Westboro MA Plank Owner
Grace, Harold E. SM   Rogers AR WWII
Giffin, Earnest     Las Vegas NV  
Golden, Daniel     Chicago IL  
Gray, Robert L., Jr RM 1944 Sparks NV Plank Owner
Gustafason, Raymond E. EN 1959-60      
Hall, Ray A EM 1951-53 Jacksonville FL WWII - Pearl Harbor Survivor
Hall, Roy E.     Chula Vista CA  
Hansen, Max E. RM 1945-46 Myrtle Creek OR Plank Owner
Hamlin, Hilburn J.     Haddonfield NJ  
Haney, Bernard F. EM   Norristown PA  
Harper, James QM 1955-59 Seville FL  
Harris, Henry E OFF   Olando FL WWII
Harroun, Hubert OFF 1943-45     WWII -Drowned in sinking of USS Benevolence 1950
Hasara, Andrew F.     Brandon FL  
Hartley, Courtney J. TM   Miami FL WWII
Hawkins, Benton J. EN 1965-68 Corsicana TX  
Hayes, Clifton W. EM 1944-45 Silver Creek MO Plank Owner
Hayes, George W. Jr EN 1951-52   FL  
Henry, William OFF 1959-60 Arnold MD  
"Red" Hensel TM 1959-60      
High, James T. OFF 1959-60 Front Royal VA  
Hix, Lawrence TM 1944-45 Florence OR Plank Owner
Hodges, Stanton L.     Pensacola FL  
Hogg, Donald W.   1945-46 Port Orchard WA WWII
Holcomb, Leroy     Kansas City MO  
Holland, E.F. EN 1951-52      
Hollingsworth, Yancy H. SD   Cinncinnati OH  
Holt, Leahman J. OFF 1945 Deatsville AL  
Iaquinto, Thomas V. YN 1965 Jacksonville FL  
Irwin, Michael    EM 1954-56 Redding CA  
Jackson, Ted D. SO 1952-55 Madison MS  
Johnson, Neil L. OFF 1944-46 MT Vernon NY XO - Plank Owner
Johnson, Robert     Corvalis OR  
Kazee, Donald TM 1951-53 Clarksville TN  
Keegan, Earl OFF 1944-45 Virginia Beach VA XO - Plank Owner
Kelly, John P. OFF 1944-45 Edmond OK Plank Owner
Kent, Jr, Gene TM   Boonville MO WWII
Kilcoyne, Francis J. OFF 1949 San Diego CA  
Knotts, Harry RT   Huntington Beach CA WWII
Knotts, James P. ET 1954 Orlando FL  
Lambert, Harold A. YN 1963-64 Sayre PA  
Lamourex, Roger     Long Beach CA  
Lane, George G.     Medford OR "Swede"
Lavelle, James OFF   Coronado CA WWII
LaVine, James          
Ledford, Neal     Waynesville NC WWII
Leigh, Charles F. OFF 1949-50     CO
Lefevre, Leo B. IC 1959-1965 Miami FL  
Long, Donald M TM 1944-45 Kings Park NY Plank Owner
Long, John C     Lancaster SC  
Macek, Mathew MM   Ellington FL WWII
Marshall, J.          
Maples, Billy RM 1958-64 Milton FL  
McAnelly, Robert M. FT 1956-57 Port Charlotte FL  
MacPherson, Ronnie A FN 1961 Harvey LA  
McGuire, Warren E. FN 1944-45     Plank Owner
McKee, Kenneth R. OFF 1954-55 Annapolis MD Admiral
McKenna, John R. EN 1955-56   CA  
McMahn, James QM   Rome GA  
Miller, William Jr     Indianapolis IN  
Mitchell, Jack EN 1954-55 Tyrone NM  
Mulcuhy, John J. EM 1953-56 Sanborn NY WWII
Muller, Louis H. FT 1951-53 Pascagoula MS  
Nania, John J EN 1955-56 Norfolk VA  
Neubert, Leroy J EN 1964-65 Wilcox PA  
North, Robert EN 1957-59 Almonesson NJ  
Olander, Bob         WWII
Orr, Ellis "Burt" OFF 1945-46 La Feria TX CO
Overman, William V MoMM 1944-46 Lemon Grove CA WWII
Padmos, Frank Phillip Jr TM 1944-45 Newark NJ Plank Owner
Parish, John EN 1957-59 Waldron AR  
Payton, James M     Hampton VA WWII
Pearce, Maitland EM 1945 Whiting NJ WWII
Peaster, James TM 1958-61   GA  
Perkins, Lester B YN 1944 Norfolk VA Plank Owner
Phelps, Ray     Andarke TX  
Pinkerton, Robert SC 1945 Waynesboro VA  
Posa, Vito     Lynn MA  
Porter, William H OFF 1955-56      
Pounders, James L.     Little Rock AR  
Powell, Victor RMC 1944 San Jose CA Plank Owner
Raymond, Clayton L MoMM 1944-45 Manchester NH Plank Owner
Reitz, Bill EN 1948-49      
Reno, James TM 1944 Pomona PA First COB - Plank Owner
Revezzo, Frank T MoMM 1944 Kenmore NY Plank Owner
Riggs, John H          
Riley, William "Seeg" EN 1948-51 Harrison MO  
Rindskopf, Maurice LCDR 1947-49 Annapolis MD (RADM)
Ripley, Charles A.     Titusville FL  
Roberts, Mack A HM 1957-59      
Russell, Benjamin E MoMM 1945-46 Hartford MI  
Savage, Owen SN 1954-57      
Schaper, Delmar     Fort Smith AR  
Schermerhorn, John QM 1947-48 Hawthorn CA  
Schmidt, Henry CS 1960-62 Lakeland FL  
Schoenfield, William OFF 1946-48 Wilson NY XO
Schultz, Lyle W. EN 1951-52      
Shields, William J EM 1944 Syosset NY Plank Owner
Sign, James     Scott City MO  
Shea John 1955-57      
Smith Charles E 1960 Gautier MS  
Smith E.E. 1955-57     CO
Smith, William W. TM 1950-53 Clint TX  
Smith, Walter     Cheyenne WY  
Snoke, Martin L OFF 1945 Bloomington MN WWII
Shook, Lester TM 1954-60 Toledo OH  
Snyder, Jack ET   Geneva FL  
L.H. "Pappy" Spaulding EN 1959-64     WWII
Staats, Donald EM 1952-57 Newport News VA  
Stabler, Owen RT   Dearborn Heights MI WWII
Stanford, Sam EN 1955-58 Bend OR  
Stephens, John H EM 1958-59      
Stephens, Sidney B OFF 1953-55     CO
Stimler, Richard A OFF 1961-63 Medford OR XO
Stredwick, Marlin ET 1960-61 Irvin TX  
Stromquist, Wilber TM 1944-45 San Diego CA Plank Owner
Taylor, Jodie V EN 1951-57 Arlington TX COB
Taylor, John HM 1947 St Louis MO  
Taylor, John J     Irvin TX  
Thomas, William "Dub" EN        
Thompson, John C QM 1965      
Tranford, John A EM 1951-59 Pompano Beach FL  
Tuckfield, Cyril J. EN 1961 Preston CT COB
Urueta, Peter QM 1946-47 Colorado Springs CO  
Vallance, Dan OFF 1967-68 Fort Worth TX  
Vijac, Tom EN 1957-59 Merritt Island FL  
Webb, Victor   1946 East Greenwich RI WWII
White, Willette OFF 1951-52 San Diego CA Retired Captain
Wilson, Don SD 1951-52 New London CT  
Wilson, James OFF 1967-68 Newport News RI CO
Windburn, Robert TM 1958-61 Eminence KY  
Witt, Edward EM 1958-62      
Woods, Kenneth LCDR 1956-58 Kenner LA  
Wolff, Eugene OFF 1946 Brooksville KS  
Wynen, James W SN 1951-53 Las Vegas NV  
Young, Eugene TM 1954-56     Brother of Gerald
Young, Frank J ET 1959-60 Charleston SC  
Young, Gerald F. TM 1954(57-58)     Brother of Eugene

 

 

The History of Taps
 

While commanding during the American Civil War, General Daniel Adams Butterfield thought the present military "end of day" music was too formal. In July 1862, during the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War, he hummed a version of a song to an aide. The aide later wrote it down in musical form. General Butterfield then asked the brigade bugler, Oliver W. Norton, to play the music for him instead of the regulation music. The brigade loved the music and adopted it as their new bugle call.
 

Although yet unnamed, other brigades began playing General Butterfield's song as well. After the war, the music was deemed the official Army bugle call. In 1874, General Butterfield's song was named "Taps".
 

"Taps" is now played by the military at burials, memorial services, during the lowering of the flag and to signal the end of a military day.
 

"Taps"

Composed By Major General Daniel Butterfield
Army of the Potomac, Civil War

"Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh -- Falls the night.

"Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills, from the sky.
All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.

"Then good night, peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear -- Friend, good night."

Taps composer is buried in the Post Cemetery at the United States Military Academy at West Point (even though he did not graduate from the Academy).

 

 

 

 

 

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