Shipmates Gone

Following is a list of Shipmates who are no longer with us - and whose death has become known since the 2013 Reunion. The date in parenthesis is the reported date of passing. Their passing was recognized at the 2015 Reunion.
  • James F. Cotter, BMCS, 5/63-7/63 with LORAC team (not known)
  • Virgil E. Kliewer, RM3, 6/51-6/54 (March 2002)
  • John Looney, BM2, 4/53-6/53 (March 2009)
  • Dennis Maue, SA, 7/65-? (October 2009)
  • Paul Karns, Jr. ENFN, 12/54-08/56 (September 2013)
  • Jim Black, EN1, 10/64-8/69 (November 2013)
  • Gary Wegman, EN2, 4/64-5/66 (December 2013)
  • Robert Cordell, CS2, 6/65-6/67 (February 2014)
  • Gary Haeger, LT(jg), 5/67-9/68 (April 2014)
  • Jesse Bennett, Jr., SK3, 5/66-9/67 (July 2014)
  • Mel Poston, BM2, 6/45-? (August 2014)
  • Joe Campbell, ET3, 2/54-6/54 (September 2014)
  • Curtis Asher, EN3, 7/60-2/62 (September 2014)
  • Jim Staiger, SF2, 7/64-7/67 (October 2014)
  • Lloyd Hill, GMSN, 8/51-12/51 (January 2015)
  • George Stankus, QM2, 12/50-6/54 (April 2015)

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