20 Oct '17, 5pm

For the 55th year, #SubVets, their family and friends gathered for the #USSWahoo Memorial ceremony

For the 55th year, #SubVets, their family and friends gathered for the #USSWahoo Memorial ceremony

It was again a small but reverent crowd that gathered near the torpedo monument on the courthouse lawn Sunday afternoon. For the 55th year, submarine veterans, their family and friends gathered for a memorial service. The annual event again included the tolling of the bell for the USS Wahoo Memorial Service and other submarines lost in service. Rear Adm. William Houston was the special speaker during the memorial service. The decorated Navy officer serves as U.S. Strategic Command's deputy director for Strategic Targeting and Nuclear Mission Planning at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. His sea tours include time aboard the USS Phoenix and the USS Tennessee and he commanded the USS Hampton. He was also commodore of the Submarine Squadron 20 in Kings Bay, Ga. Houston said he was honored to be asked to speak at the memorial service that honors the silent patrol. “There is no highe...

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