If they are remembered,
they are not forgotten.
They simply change duty stations
and are amongst our best.

“They fought together as brothers in arms;
they died together and now they sleep side by side.
To them we have a solemn obligation – the obligation
to insure that their sacrifice will help make this
a better and safer world in which to live.”
–Chester W. Nimitz,
Fleet Admiral, USN 1885-1966


Shipmates added since last service DOD Rank/Rating Served
Robert W. Blake 11/16/2018   64
James A. Bryant 6/16/2008 GM/FC 46-51
Robert Carr 12/312018 BT 60’s
Larry J. Crawford 11/27/2018 BT 70-72
Hyward (Sonny) Dearhart 2/1/2021   55-59
Richard E. Dillard 12/13/2018 MM 70-72
Richard B. Evans 3/18/2019 XO 65-67
Roland E. Farmer 12/18/2020 BT 60-61
John B. French 11/21/2018   52-55
Richard C. (Dick) Fuhrmann 4/30/2020 QM 50-54
Angelo Garutti 6/1/2020 FC 56
Joseph A. Grillo 12/23/2020 MM 47-51
James R. Hall 9/29/2014 Deck 72
Vernon C. Holloway 12/29/2013 GMG 71-72
Howard H. Hunter 6/6/2019 SN 60-62
Donald E. Keys 4/21/2019 ET 55-59
Paul K. Koehler 11/19/2020 STG 65-69
Jack G. Livingston 3/12/2019   50’s
John C. “Jack” Malady 5/8/2020 LTJG 51-54
Charles W. Mosher, Jr. 12/14/2019 MM 64-66
Richard H. Needham 5/29/2019 RD 50’s
Horace C. “Pete” Peterson 4/25/2020 BT 51-54
King Pfieffer 1/4/2021 Damage 50-51
Ronald G. Phelps 9/25/2018 ET 56-57
William J. Reynolds 4/26/2012   70’s
Ralph K. Stewart 7/12/2020 SN 47-48
Hart R. Stringfellow, Jr. 9/5/2020 Supply 50-55
 
Family added since last service DOD Spouse Served
Jeanne M. Campus 9/6/2020 Ron 51-55
Debbie L. Doyle 9/7/2019 Tom 70-72
Ramona F. Hendricks 12/3/2020 Harry 47-49
Barbara A. Hokans 5/7/2020 Rick 69-71
Phyllis Keener 5/4/2019 Paul 51-54
Nancy E. Miller 5/4/2019 PJ 51-55

The Watch

  • For twenty years
  • This sailor has stood the watch
  • While some of us were in our bunks at night
  • This sailor stood the watch.
  • While some of us were in school learning our trade
  • This shipmate stood the watch.
  • Yes… even before some of us were born into this world
  • This shipmate stood the watch.
  • In those years when the storm clouds of war were seen brewing on the horizon of history
  • This shipmate stood the watch.
  • Many time he would cast an eye ashore and see his family standing there
  • Needing his guidance and help
  • Needing that hand to hold during those hard times
  • But he still stood the watch.
  • He stood the watch for twenty years.
  • He stood the watch so that we, our families and
  • Our fellow countrymen could sleep soundly in safety,
  • Each and every night
  • Knowing that a sailor stood the watch.
  • Today we are here to say
  • “Shipmate… the watch stands relieved
  • Relieved by those you have trained, guided and led
  • Shipmate you stand relieved… we have the watch…”
  • “Boatswain…stand by to pipe the side… Shipmate’s going ashore…”

 

Taps

  • Day is done, gone the sun,
  • From the lake, from the hills,
  • From the sky.
  • All is well, safely rest,
  • God is nigh.
  • Fading light, dims the sight,
  • And a star gems the sky,
  • Gleaming bright.
  • From afar, drawing nigh,
  • Falls the night.
  • Thanks and praise, for our days,
  • ‘Neath the sun, ‘neath the stars,
  • ‘Neath the sky,
  • As we go, this we know,
  • God is nigh.