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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-17-07 03:32 PM
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2. My Week 7-13Octobra 2007
I flew to Hawaii, part for vacation, but the main reason was to be there for this ceremony
I met so many wonderful people, the son and daughter of Commander Morton, the son of
the previous exec on the boat, Dick Okane (medal of honor recipient)
We took the tour of the Arizona, Uss Missouri, and the new Air Museum
One of the many highlights was when I met the 4 remaining sailors that were on the USS Wahoo
before its final patrol, he took me in the USS Bowfin for a private tour, showing me what
his job was, and how he performed that.
I have never been to a Navy ceremony like this, extremely emotional,as this was the final closure for many of these families, there was not a dry eye there, and mine were misty the whole time.
I will never forget this week, and never forget these brave people.

On Eternal Patrol - Memorial Ceremony for the Men of
USS Wahoo (SS-238)

To all families, friends, and former crew members
of USS Wahoo - Lost at Sea, October 11, 1943

This page provides information on the Wahoo Memorial Ceremony and related activities. The date of the Ceremony was Thursday, October 11, 2007, the sixty-fourth anniversary of the loss of the boat, and the event was hosted by USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, on the shores of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Activities began on Tuesday, October 9, 2007, and concluded with the Ceremony on Thursday, October 11.


Paul Crozier has set up a blog site which enabled him to post daily about the activities while he was in Hawaii, and to put up images of the events, as well. He wants to enable those who couldn't attend the ceremony to participate, at least virtually, via his postings and guest feedback.

Please visit The War Fish Blog ( /).



The U.S. Navy, while conducting routine operations off the coast of Wakkanai, Japan, held a Ceremony-at-Sea for USS Wahoo on July 8, 2007. A presentation by CAPT Tom Logue and RDML John Christenson about this ceremony was given at the main Memorial Ceremony at Pearl Harbor in October.

Last known photo of Wahoo Crew


Event Schedule

Tuesday, October 9th, 7:00 p.m. - The Ohana East Hotel Princess Kaiulani Room was the site of the after-dinner, informal, Wahoo extended-family get-together. The gathering also served as an orientation and informational meeting for the following days events.

Daytime on Wednesday, October 10th was devoted to tours of three Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri, and the new Pacific Aviation Museum.

Submarine USS Parche SS384
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