Remembrance Gathering for MMCS(SS) Sonny Dilg
USN ret Johnnie (Sonny) E. Dilg, III went on Eternal
Patrol on on Sunday, July 17th at the University of Washington
Medical Center in Seattle.
His wife, Kari, has arranged a "Remembrance
Gathering" to be held at the
Bremerton Pancake House, on Kitsap Way at 1400 (2PM) on
Saturday, September 24th.
Sonny served in Ronquil, Rock, Mariano G Vallejo,
Catfish, Parche (a Naval Reserve Training Submarine) ,and George
Please plan on attending and share your
thoughts and stories of Sonny and his submarine service or those
WWII/HC/Life Member Goes On Eternal Patrol
Bremerton Base member retired Captain
Harold Barker (89) went on
eternal patrol in Reno, Nevada (after attending the USSVI
National Convention) on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Reno.
ashes will be mixed with his wife's (who died in July, 2016) and
interned in a San Diego cemetery.
Captain Barker enlisted in the Navy in 1944
and served in Naval Air. After the
war and graduating from college, he reentered the Navy as an
officer and served in destroyers before serving in Bluegill,
Pomfret, Queenfish, Balao and Bream before
commanding the Sabalo.
Navy career, Captain Barker earned several awards including the
Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.
After Navy retirement in 1981, he was a
stockbroker and restaurant entrepreneur in the Tacoma WA area.
Sailor, rest your oar!
Bremerton Base Founder Honored for 73 Years Qualified in
Earlier this month at
the local Blueback base submarine veterans summer
picnic, Tudor F. Davis (center) was awarded his
70 year qualified in submarines pin. His original date
for qualification in submarines is October 1943 USS
Halibut (SS232) which actually makes a total of 73years
qualified in submarines.
L>R: George Hudson
(Base Commander), Tudor
Blueback Base) and Bob Walters
(Plank Owner Blueback Base).
2016 USSVI National Convention Report (Preliminary)
Shown here are most of the base members that
attended the National Convention's Awards Banquet at the
Great Sierra Resort in Reno, NV on August 20th.
the Awards Banquet, Base Commander Steve Corcoran accepted
the Robert Link Award
from NC Al Singleman for Life/HC Member John Gardner
for John's volunteer base and national organization service since joining in
Puget Soundings Editor
can be proud of his newsletter as it was
first runner-up to first place in the large base category.
Hopefully a slide show to follow next week.
HC/Life Member Goes On Eternal Patrol
EMCS(SS) USN ret Ronald (Lefty) Frank
Hnatovic went on Eternal Patrol on Thursday, August
11th. He was preceded in death by his wife earlier this
Lefty had been in declining health.
Lefty (79), served in
Besugo, Caiman, Sea Fox, Baya, and Charr.
Sailor, rest your
Deterrent Park Engraved Brick
USSVI Bremerton Base is taking donation
orders for engraved bricks to be installed in the
Wilson (SSBN-624) full scale
topside model's missile deck in late October, 2016.
The model is located at Deterrent Park in front of the
ComSubGruNine headquarters on the NBK Bangor Base.
donation for each brick is $40. Half of the donation is
cost, the the other half goes toward base charitable
gifting such as scholarships.
Detailed information and donation form
FRA #29, 521 S. National Ave, Bremerton
Be Patient -Calendar will come up
Suggest you refresh - Recent
Registration Form Here
Venting Sanitary Inboard 2/2016
Klaxon, Dec 15, 2015
Seattle Base Blog
Arizona Silent Service Memorial
NINETY TWO YEAR OLD SUBMARINE MASTER
The family of a retired Master Chief with 30 years in
Submarine Service reluctantly decided that at age 92, he
needed more care than they could provide.
The only decent place close to their home was a nursing
home for retired military. They approached the facility
and were told that, while Army vets got first choice,
they would take vets of the other services if there
happened to be an opening; which, by good fortune, there
A week after placing the retired Sub sailor there, his
sons came to visit. "How do you like it here, Pop?" they
"It's wonderful," said the old sailor. "Great chow, lots
to do, and they treat everyone with great respect."
"How so, Pop?"
"Well, take Harry, across the hall, 88 and was in the
Force. He hasn't worn the uniform in 30 years, but they
still call him 'General.' Then George, down the hall,
to lead the Army band. Hasn't conducted a note in 40
but they still call him 'Maestro!' And, Bob used to be a
surgeon in the Navy, has not operated on anyone in 20
but they still call him 'Doctor.' "
"That's fine for the other guys, Pop, but how do they
"Me? They treat me with even more respect. I'm 92,
had sex in 10 years, and they still call me,
'That F_ _ _ing Bubblehead!'"
MCPO Wayne S. sends
European "plastic" Bag
Brick Install - Late Oct
Before Veterans Day! Fri, Nov 11