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ADAM C. THOMPSON MoMM2/c 1944-45 - 3/14/1977 PLANKOWNER
STANLEY J BOHARA ENC(SS) 1951-54 - 6/25/2010 COB
Robert G. Fariello TM2(SS) 1952-54 - 6/3/2011
FRANK E. PENOYAR EN1(SS) 1969-70 - 8/16/2012
William H. "Woody" Webb EN2(SS) 1966-68 - 10/24/2013
JOSEPH J CRONIN EN1(SS) 1951-52 - 2/22/2014
PAUL L TISCIA TM 1970-70 - 11/9/2014
Robert A. "Bob" Pomella EN3(SS) 1956-60 - 2/17/2016
PETER J. TOPPA MM2(SS) 19-- -- - 4/3/2016
JOSEPH E. O'CONNOR LT 1956-59 - 6/4/2016
LEON J. STATZ EN2(SS) 1963-66) - 3/10/2017
Roger A. DUNGAN Em3/c 1945-45 - 5/7/2017
GARY R. DARDIA FN(SS) 1962-62 - 6/19/2017
EDWARD D. RABBITT RM1(SS) 1961-63 - 12/09/2017
MICHAEL G JENSEN ET3(SS) 1960-60 - 12/19/2017
RICHARD A. GARRISON ET3(SS) 1951-52 - 12/20/2017
RICHARD "Dick" MCGIRR ET1(SS) 1965-65 - 1/12/2018
SILAS D. "Danny" PONDER EN1(SS) 1954-59 - 1/15/2018
Gilbert F. "Bert" Lomax. Sr TN(SS) 1948-48 - 4/25/2018
James A. Adams IC2(SS) 1960-61 - 6/21/2018
Stanley L. Preneta RM2(SS) 1951-52 - 7/4/2018
Karl B. Eagar SN 1947-48 - 7/18/2018
David D. "Dave" Wilkinson ET3(SS) 1964-65 - 11/17/2018
Lee. G. Mather SN(SS) 1955-56 - 11/30/2018
Robert G. "TOMMY" Tucker QM2(SS) 1964-66 - 12/4/2018
Frank R. Berkhimer CDR (CO) 1968-69 12/27/2018
David J. Olson EM2(SS) 1970-70 12/28/2018
John F. Lyding LCDR - (XO) 1963-65 1/25/2019
William "Bill" Von Der Lieth EM1(SS) 1949-52 3/23/2109
Raymond P. Jebing EN3(SS) 1962-66 4/9/2019


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Re: SHIPMATE ON ETERNAL PATROL - Robert "Tommy" Tucker QM2(SS) 64-66

Our SHIPMATE "Tommy" Tucker QM2(SS) was laid to rest and his remains were cremated. The family held gathering at his home in Pottstown, PA and I was able to attend and pay OUR RESPECTS to his family and gathered neighbors and friends.

His brother-in-law Doug, also a boat sailor was able to provide further info on his actions following his transfer from Sea Robin and his Swiftboat experiences from 66-68.

He was transferred to and FBM operating out of Charleston which I believe was the USS DANIEL WEBSTER for a period of time then moved on to USS Madison or Monroe. He was advanced to QM1(SS) by this time.

There was a tragedy to his family by the death of his wife, and due to facts that he would have to raise his three daughters, he was forced to leave the Navy, return home to Rochester, NY and support his family. I think he ended up serving 12-12 1/2 years by that time.

Ultimately he worked at length for KODAK in Rochester and one of their subsidiaries in PA where he elected to transfer to.

Everyone in attendance remarked that he LOVED his NAVY service most especially his time on the SS-407. We all should be proud of that as we had a small part in that. Too bad that we were not able to connect again.

His running mate RIC RICE Qm3(SS) was very nice send a card and an attached personal note to his family which was warmly received and very much appreciated. In addition to the family members assembled, I was put on a Skype call to his mother in Rochester and was able offer our condolences to her personally.

Sailor, rest your oar.

Re: SHIPMATE ON ETERNAL PATROL - Robert "Tommy" Tucker QM2(SS) 64-66


We are reminded regularly that you are the very best choice to lead our association. I think that I can speak for eveyone when I say thank you mate. We appreciate you.

Re: SHIPMATE ON ETERNAL PATROL - Robert "Tommy" Tucker QM2(SS) 64-66

THANKS Goody. I appreciate the comment.

A visit was discussed with his daughter some time back and I just did not get around to it. As fate happens, bad events take place sometimes if you delay stuff like that.

I promised myself I would at least, visit the family. He had several close friends on the boat that would have liked to be there themselves.

Just a "FINAL SALUTE" from a Shipmate.