Monday, April 27, 2015


This is the web page for the author of Trident Deception. I've finished the book, and he does an excellent job of describing submarine operations - certainly the best I have ever read, including Tom Clancy. Check out his web page, and for those who are not submariners, check out "Submarine 101" (it is really done very good).

Kirk Smith 


Captain William W. Bigler, USN (Ret.), a submariner, died comfortably at home on 12 March, 2015. He was 80 years old.
Wally was born on May 20, 1934 in Washington, PA to Annadill and John Bigler. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1956 and proudly served for 26 years as a submariner in the Silent Service.
He married the former Collene K Cody of Honolulu, HI, and celebrated 47 years together. She was the consummate Navy wife, ever supportive and filling in for her husband during his many duty-related absences.
Wally worked for Allied Signal served on the Arizona Foster Care Review Board. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife; brother George Bigler (Ines) and sister Mary Ann Clink (Barry). He is survived by son William W Bigler Jr. (Kathleen) of Lone Tree, CO, daughter Heidi Lynn Bigler of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, John, Rachel and Claire Bigler and many nephews, nieces and cousins whom he loved.

A Memorial service will be held at Saturday March 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Church of the Ascension, 4015 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 with reception following the service. Captain Bigler and his bride will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery this summer with full military honors.

Friday, April 10, 2015

National Submarine Day

Wow! What an exciting April in Muskogee! Come join us this Saturday, April 11th, for National Submarine Day at the Muskogee War Memorial Park!

 Staff and Subvetvolunteers will be in place throughout the Batfish to answer your questions and share the history of Oklahoma's coolest submarine! National Submarine day, April 11th - 10am to 6pm! 

Come on out!Afterwards, make your way over to the Muskogee Civic Center and taste some Chili! For more information please visit:

Sunday, April 5, 2015


Picuda, Quillback and Trutta are having their reunion May 14-18, 2015 in Branson, Missouri. Information: Bill Moak 805-660-4775; Frank (Ronnie) Chavez 936-372-1600 for more details.