31 Dec '17, 4pm

The Unique Way the Navy Performs Burials Under the Sea

The Unique Way the Navy Performs Burials Under the Sea

NORFOLK -- The Navy is a tradition-bound military service, and few traditions are as important as burials at sea. Perhaps the most unique services in the fleet occur on board submarines that spend the majority of their time under water. Submarine Force Atlantic says it is preparing for burials at sea on several Norfolk-based subs in the next few months. One of those burials will be for World War II submarine veteran Marcus White, who served on seven war patrols in the Pacific theater during World War II and the Korean War, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with the "V" device for valor, signifying it was earned in combat. White died in June at age 95. The USS Newport News, a Los Angeles-class attack submarine , will commit him and his wife Mary Miles White, who died seven years earlier, to the sea sometime next year. White's son, Marcus White Jr., lives in Chesapeake a...

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