Wednesday, May 25, 2016


2009 Mountain Home, Arkansas

(C) A photographs by Mary Nida Smith


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Heroes Beneath the Waves at audible Please listen. It was an honor to have this book created as an audible book for those who can't see to read. I loved listening to it; of course I cried as my heroes stories touched my heart. I am thankful to all, who contributed to this book. I keep saying my book, but it is not..., it is our book. Mary Nida Smith

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wylie Ben Head served aboard Sennet as a TM2(SS) during the years ‘62-‘65.


Wylie Benjamin Head, III, 73, of North Charleston, SC passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
Funeral services will be Friday evening, May 13, 2016 at 5 o’clock in Parks Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3 o’clock until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to, or Ronald McDonald House,
Ben was born August 4, 1942 in Columbia, SC, a son of the late Wylie Benjamin Head, II and the late Evelyn Evert Singletary. He retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer after honorably serving in the US Navy for 30 years.
He is survived by his son, Douglas Allen Head (Melody) of St. Mary’s, GA; three daughters, Rebecca L. Freeman (Mark) of Gainseville, GA, Tracie M. Layman (Tim) of N. Charleston, SC, and Stephanie E. Wagner (Eddie) of Front Royal, VA; brother, J.L. Bradham of Columbia, SC; his companion, Maria Love of Ladson, SC; twelve grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Ben is predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Eleanor Head; and a grandson, Trey Wagner.
“You could always find him where the music meets the ocean.”

Arrangements by PARKS FUNERAL HOME, 130 W. 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.
Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century by Mary Nida Smith presented to Daniel Araki
Each year the Naval Submarine League presentsThe Rear Admiral Frederick B. Warder Outstanding Achievement Award to more than thirty graduating NROTC seniors selected for submarine duty. This year one was presented to Officer Candidate, Daniel Araki, a senior at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. At the completion of the event, Joel Greenberg, Commander of the USSVI Tucson Base, presented Officer Candidate Daniel Araki, a copy of Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century by Mary Nida Smith

Heroes Beneath the Waves Audiobook | Mary Nida Smith …
Heroes Beneath the Waves: True Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Our Vietnam Nurses: Compelling Australian Stories of heroism, friendship and lives changed forever, by Annabelle Brayley. Michael Joseph. $34.99.