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Donald R. Gressman EN2(SS) 1948-51 1/6/2020
Ronald A. Karpius EN3(SS) 1960-62 3/35/2020
Mike Trombley EN2(SS) 1959-62 4/28/2020
Joseph B. Palmer ET3(SS) 1960-63 4/29/2020
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John D. "Jack" Cornell EN3(SS) 1955-59 7/15/2020
Herbert F. "Herb" Ziegler ENS 1945-45 9/10/2020
Raymond J. Cook S1/c 1944-45 - 8/28/2020
Eric T. "Skip" Clauson QM3(SS) 1963-65 10/13/2020
Gerald M. "Gerry" Negri STS2(SS) 1958-62 10/14/2020
Frank Pasquinelli LCDR - XO 1965-67 11/28/2020
Richard B. Perkins SOS3(SS) 1958-61 12/10/2020
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ETERNAL PATROL - Donald Gressman EN2(SS) 48-51

Cold War Submariner Donald R Gressman of Alamogordo NM - Born June 1930, Eternal Patrol January 6, 2020

Don was born in Davenport, Iowa. He left Davenport in 1947 to join the Navy, serving on submarines for 8 years before being honorably discharged.

He qualified in submarines aboard SEA ROBIN (48-51) in 1949 He also served aboard SABALO and RONQUIL and was a EN1(SS) when discharged from the Navy in 1954.

He met Goldie in California during the summer of 1958 and they were married on September 14 of that year.

They moved to Alamogordo in the late 60's and Don worked for Otero Mills as a Master Scaler. His love of community and fellow man were soon expressed through the many opportunities he took to serve with his time and talents.

Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherri Gressman. He is survived by his wife, Goldie; daughter, Kim (Carl) Nowalk; and son, Don (Patt) Gressman.

Don was much-loved by his grandchildren: James-Michael (Amber), Vince, Kristin (Sean), Melissa (Josh), and Michael (Katie).

He adored, and was adored by, his great-grandchildren: Rhegan, Archadia, Ryan, Alli, Elora, Joseph, Alexis, Breanna, Asher, Logan, and Leo.

Sailor, Rest your oar.

Re: ETERNAL PATROL - Donald Gressman EN2(SS) 48-51

Sailor Rest Your Oar