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AMERICA'S SILENT SERVICE - ON ETERNAL PATROL "Sailor Rest Your Oar and Be At Peace"

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bronze Grave Marker for US Navy Sub Vets


At the time there was no special bronze medallion to decorate the grave of a Navy sailor who was in the submarine service. I have very good reason to believe my grandfather designed this one himself for the sub veterans. The drawing is undated.

Always the engineer, Hugh made this diagram of how the medallion should be mounted on a miniature flagpole to be stuck in the ground. 


His wishes were carried out in June 1995. The medallion was placed on a staff with a flag for the burial, and it was later cemented on to his headstone where it remains today.


1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I have been seeking a similar bronze medallion of enlisted submarine dolphins to arrange to have mounted on my own headstone when I die. I am proud of my service, and especially proud to have served aboard a submarine during the 'cold war.'

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