Monday, December 30, 2013




Sunday, December 29, 2013

James Charles Reardon USS Sennet SS-408

Received this notice from Ken “Pig” Henry &


James Charles Reardon, died in late December 2013. He was born in Chicago, IL November 15, 1925. James served in the US Navy submarine service during WWII. He qualified in submarines in USS Seahorse (SS-304) in 1944, commissioned USS Corporal (SS-346) in 1946, and participated in "Operation High-Jump" to Antarctica aboard USS Sennet SS-408) in 1947. He was S1c(TM/SS) when released by the Navy. He was husband of Therese Marie (nee Russo); father of Brian (Susan), Monica Reardon (James) Wilczewski, Kevin (Danida) and the late Colleen; son of the late Gladys (nee Priester); grandfather of Jimmy, Mary Clare, Patrick, Kevin, and Tess; brother of Jack and Mary Hadle. Funeral Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 10 a.m. from Russo's Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Rd., Hillside, IL 60162 (between Mannheim and Wolf Rd.) to the Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 1101 N. 23rd Ave., Melrose Park, IL 60160. Mass 11 a.m. Interment private. Visitation Monday, December 30, from 3-9 p.m. For additional info, 708-449-5300. Please visit James' personal tribute website at and sign the guestbook. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 115 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60601 appreciated. Published in Chicago Tribune on Dec. 29, 2013

James Reardon Family


I have one consolation that lives with me today.

That God is near to them, in his own special way.

So God in all Your mercy, keep near Thyself the soul,

Of every Submariner, still on his final patrol.


Lord, this departed shipmate with Dolphins on his chest

is part of an outfit known as the best.

Make him welcome and take him by the hand.

You'll find without a doubt he was the best in all the land.


So, heavenly Father add his name to the roll

of our departed shipmates still on patrol.

Let them know that we who survive

will always keep their memories alive.

Saturday, December 28, 2013


 To all the men and women serving our country - Happy New Year.


NEWS-01: AMERICAN SUBMARINER Magazine Jan 6 Deadline Submitted by: Chuck Emmett - Editor on 12/28/2013


This is a friendly reminder that the Jan 6 deadline for A/S article submissions is fast approaching.


Articles received after the deadlines may be considered for publishing in the next scheduled edition of the magazine.

All articles are published at the sole discretion of the Editor.


Charles (Chuck) Emmett

Editor, USSVI American Submariner

Tel (623) 478-2653


Friday, December 20, 2013

Submarine videos.... hours and hours of fun

: some great submarine videos.... hours and hours of fun Submitted by a member of the USS Sea Fox.     Secret Russian Sub - Mission Invisible     The Largest Submarine in The U.S. Navy      How to build a Nuclear Submarine (2010)      How a World War II Submarine Works (720p       NEW SUBMARINE! U.S. Navy Takes Delivery of PCU Minnesota      Megastructures - Super Submarines       Submarine nucleare (DOCUMENTAR)      Русские субмарины История подводного флота России
( Russian language & ampsub titles only, but good watch )      Submarine Patrol 3/3 - Chasing the Enemy      (41) Megastructures - Soviet Doomsday Submarine       Submarines - Sharks of Steel Episode 1 – Submariners      Submarines of World War 1 (Full Documentary)      History.Channel.Submarine.Attack.Plans.Of.World.War.II Full Episode     The Silent Service (in color) - U.S. Navy WWII      Submarine Service In The 1970s     OUR CRUCIAL DETERRENT POSEIDON PART 1 2081     Seconds From Disaster - S03E03 - Sinking Of Kursk (Russia´s Nuclear      Raising the Kursk Part 1     The Kursk Cover Up – Russia     Inside Russia's Nuclear-powered Typhoon-class Submarine, TK-20     The Cold War- Submarines: In Enemy Depths     Raising the Kursk Part 2     Cold War Spy Secrets Under the Sea (Full Documentary)






Monday, December 9, 2013


Subject: Veterans say no one told them about risk

VA ID Card vulnerability

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National Chaplain USSVI

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Remembering Pearl Harbor - National Geographic Education
Pearl Harbor Interactive ... Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—

My cousin, Pat Wolk Hamm's father, Joseph Wolk was a gunner's mate aboard the USS Tennessee during the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Ervin O. Schmidt was aboard the USS California moored at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941. The aerial attack launched by the Japanese caused the ship enormous damage. Ninety-eight crew members were lost and sixty-one wounded. A motorized launch pulled Schmidt from the water. In the confusion he was listed as missing in action. Before his family learned differently, they held a funeral in his honor. Later, he join the USS Submarine Service, serving aboard the USS Saury, USS Torsk (SS-423) and the USS Balao. (From Submarine Stories of World War II, by Mary Nida Smith)