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2004 Seattle Base News Notices


Special Events Notices


The Commander of the Seattle Base,
United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated

Requests the honor of your presence at

The 2006
Tolling of The Boats ceremony
At the Marina Pavilion
Foot of Market Street
Kirkland, Washington
On Saturday, the 5th of August two thousand and six
at two o’clock p.m.

Uniform: Military Participants – Dress Whites with large medals
WW II Veterans, Holland Club Members – USSVI vests with shirt and tie
Distinguished guests - Appropriate attire
General attendees – USSVI vests – Uniforms are encouraged

R.S.V.P. 253-941-4133


Tahoma National Cemetery, (Near Seattle) - 2006 Memorial Day.
Both Subvets of WWII and USSVI were represented in the parade of colors,
the flag bearers including Karl "Dutch" Krompholz, USSVI Seattle Base
Commander who qual'd on Cubera (SS 347), Ralph Sterley, SVWWII/USSVI
member who rode the Sea Owl (SS 405) in WWII, Bob Morris, a Halibut
(SSGN 587) QM, and Pat Householder, USSVI NJVC and a USS Chopper
(SS 342) qual'd sailor.

Also in attendance were Robert "Robbie" Robertson of USS Tirante (SS 420)
WWII fame. He sailed with MOH awardee George Street,
Jim Hafele, a cook aboard the WWII special ops boat USS Nautilus (SS 168),
a Narwhal class cruiser submarine. Jim made an incredible 12 patrols on that
hulking and obsolete submarine. Ric Hedman of SSN 613 (Flasher) was present
and accounted for. Bob Opple, a Razorback (SS 394) qual'd sailor squats with
a wing in a sling. Not in the photo but in attendance was Sam Ronnie of the
(then) fast attack USS Harder (SS 568) and Steve Shelton, Qual'd on Razorback
(SS 394) and USSVI Seattle Base JVC

Left to right in the pix, back row first, is
Ralph Sterley, Ric Hedman, Bob Morris, Karl Krompholz, Jim Hafele,
Bottom Row left to right, Bob Opple, Robbie Robertson, Pat Householder