Honor Roll
The following USS Salamonie shipmates have been reassigned to a higher command:
Name, Rank/Rate, Year(s) Served

Achilles, Henry, YNC, 65-68
Adamson, Charles "Chuck", 62-64
Aguirre, Ray, MM3, 48-52
Aivano, Harry, EM 1/C, 43-45
Aloi, Charles, 44
Andreoli, Dominic, SN, 54-57
Applegate, Philip (Original Crew)
Ares, Albert, SN, 51-55
Arhar, Ronald J., DME3, 58-59
Arnold, Roy J., CWTP, 47
Ash, Charles E., EN3, 48-51
Auker, Charles W., SN, 66-68
Babcock, William F.  LT  41-43 (Capt/USN/Ret.)(Original Crew)
Bachleda, Albert P., SH1, 57-59
Backer, Fred, LT, 42-45
Bahan, Robert W., EM3, 41 (Original Crew)
Ballentine, Andrew, SK1, 43-46
Bamford, Jr., Edmond A., S1/C, 44-46 (Life member)
Barnes, Clyde, FT3, 43-45
Barrett, Hugh Laurie, SH2, 42-45
Bartle, Jay W., MM3, 56-62
Bastifell, Alvin E., RD2, 62-64
Beach, Edward L., CAPT, 57-58
Beckhaus, Lawrence, GM3, 56-57
Beemer, James, EM2, 41-42
Bell, Frederick, STM1, 47
Belnap, Ralph, RM2, 41-42 (Original Crew)
Bennett, Donald, QM1,  45-46
Benotsky, Joseph,
Bergsma, Clarence, BM1, 44-46 (Original Crew)
Beshany, Philip A., 60-61, Capt/Vice Admiral
Bickel, John W, 45-49
Binkowski, Erwin F., MM2, 53-57
Bittner, Harold H., MMc, 54-56
Blake, Thomas, GM1, 58-59
Blanchard, Norman, MM2, 50-56 
Blankenship, William K., WT3,  44-46
Blasko, Tim, CS3, 46-48
Blaydes, Alfred W., BMC, 50-53
Blessant, Raymond, SN, 45-47
Blind, William, WT2, 42-44
Blouin, Don, FN
Boland, Thomas, RDSN, 63-66
Bolton, Gene, LTJG, 60-62
Boucher, Elie J., EM3, 57-59
Bourk, Julius M., SN, 47
Boyd, Fred, GM1, 46-49
Boyer, Robert, MM2, 61-64
Braynon, Redus M., FC3, 47
Brett, Joseph P., WWII
Brisson, Robert A., RMSN, 57-58
Brockett, Clyde, LT, 58-59
Brooker, Fred, BMSN, 64-?
Brown, Thomas, CSC
Bubacz, Chester J., BM3
Buchanan, Daniel, EMC, 54-57
Buckner, James D., RM1
Bullock, Beverly B., HM3, 42-44
Cable, Roger A., SN, 02/97
Caddick, Norman E., BM3, 56-58
Caldwell, Robert Frank, CS3, 41-45
Calheta, Angelo, QM2, 55
Carberry, Raymund, SK3, 50-52
Carelli, Francis L., SN/Capt., 50-52
Carlin, Orvan, CS2, 64-65
Carroll, John C., SF1, 63-65
Carter, James Harold, GM2, 41-45 (Original Crew)
Cerajewski, Albin T., 42-45 (Original Crew)
Chase, Alvah T., QM, 51
Chase, Aaron
Chase, Harold F., BM1, 62-63
Chisenhall, Charles W., CQMP, 47
Clair, Richard, RM3, 51-55
Cochran, Edward, SH3, 57-59
Coker,  Argil P., CS1, 42-44
Compasso, Edward, SN, 67-68
Connaughton, John Patrick, RMSN, 43-45
Conover, Arthur (Art), EM3, 52-55
Conover, Delbert K., BM1, 48-56
Cook, Gordon, LTJG, 42-43
Cooper, John W., ET2, 52-54
Cottrell, Walter N., LCDR, 64-66
Courbron, Russell, 67-68
Cozart, Charles E., FTG3, 64-65
Craighill, Richard, CAPT, 53-54
Crane, Harold, RM1, 48-52
Craton, Harold, DC2, 46-49
Creason, Ken, HMSN, 49-52
Cress, Fielden J., SN, 48-52
Crivelli, Albert F., SN, 64-65
Cronin, Francis C., BMSN, 48-50
Cross, Gordon E., RMSN, 61-63
Crowder Sr., Edwin A. SNFC 43-46
Cryer, Newman, ENS, 42-43
Cunningham, Mac A., BT3, 59-62
Curl, Leonard D., CWO, 57-58
Da Costa, Charles, SN, 62-64
Danek, Joseph, 62-64
Dauch, Arnold A., EM2, 58-59
Deal, Harold F., BM3, 50
Defee, Dallas W., HMC, 63-65
Denton, William, WT2, 45-48
Derrick, Howard, RD3, 53-55
Diehl, Ferid, 60-62
Dobbins, Albert, 49-51
Downing, Lawson, MM2, 47-49
Downing, William C., SN, 50
Downs, John Samuel, 58-60
Dravis, Norman, SN, 46-47
DuMoulin, John, 41-42
Duncan, Aaron, SM2, 67-68
Egemo, Charles, RDSN, 56-58
Ehrke, John R., ICFN, 48-50
Eldridge, Raymond, Rank Unk, WWII
Ellis, Steve J.,MM3, 65-67
Epple, Paul M., BM3, 47-53
Everett, Jack
Falcone, Gene, FN/FC, 46-47
Fangman, John C., EM3, 55-59
Feininger, Jack, LTJG, 52-54
Fekke, Peter, GM3, 63-65
Ferwerda, Raymond, BMSN, 43
Fletcher, D. E., 55-60, FTC
Flink, Stephen H., EN3, 60-61
Flinton, Donald C., SK3, 66-68
Floyd, Elwood, IC2, 52-54
Flynn, John J., LCDR, 67-68
Forenzo, Charles, FN, 46-47
Frabizio, Francis D., QM1, 57-59
Freas, Robert (Original Crew)
Frye, Jerry M., MM1, 41-45 (Original Crew)
Fudge, John (Jack)*, CWO, 41-45
Fuller, William A. (Bill),  WWII
Furbush, George H., S/1C, 46-48
Galambos, Frank, MM3, 65-68
Galba, Richard, Rank Unk, 51-54
Geer, Harold A., MMC, 41-42 (Original Crew)
Gehrz, Robert, LTJG, 43-45
Giampoala, Ray, MS2
Gibson, Edward, FN, 46-47
Gideons, Linwood, BM1/LCDR, 42-44
Gilbert, H. Glenn, SK1, -46
Giles, Robert, LTJG  58-59
Gilhuber, Richard, SH3 52-55
Glover, Rodney, BT3
Glover, Willie H., BM2, 64-66
Goebel, Herman, LT, 57-58
Goings, Albert H., SN, 45
Gonzales, Cruz J., GMSN, 59-61
Goodwin, Ronald A.
Graham, Thomas W., CSSN, 55-57
Grant, Gerald,
Green, Leroy, EMC
Grosswendt, Carl N., SN, 66-68
Grotenrath, John (Original Crew)
Groves, Thomas, SK3, 50-53
Hadley, William, RM3, 43
Hall, Orval (Original Crew)
Hamp, Boyd, MM1, 47-48
Handibode, Peter, EM2, 60-64
Harbinson, Norman, SK1, 65-67
Harmon, Thomas W., MR3, 67-68
Harrelson, Dale V., 46-48
Hartman, Raymond J. Jr., EM2, 57
Haslem, Fred, BT1, 41-43 (Original Crew)
Hatfield, Hobart, GM2, 47-49
Hay, Lorin, Capt., 65-66
Haywood, Albert, FT2, 55-56
Heid, Ralph, 45-46
Heingarten, Orngus, BT3, 64-65
Hill, Karl, BT3, 56-57
Hinshaw, Philip, EM2, 56
Hirschl, Ken, PN3, 56-58
Hix, Ron, SFM3, 60-63
Hix, Russell L., ET2, 59-62
Holbrook, J.A., Capt., 44-46
Holton, Roger (Tom), SN, 46-48
Horne, Vernon C., SKSN, 56-58
Hourigan, Richard, RMSN, 49-50
Houston William S., 61-62
Howell, Harold, LTJG, 64-66
Hume, Brian Carter, LTJG, 57-59
Hurd, Ford B., MM1, 41-45 (Original Crew)
Humberd. Charles R., SN, 46-48
Huskiewicz, Charles, MM3, 64-67
Isaac, Junior, EN2, 60-65
Isert, Raymond J., CWO3, 57-60
Jacowitz, Irwin, SN, 55
Jakobowski, Bernard, BMSN, 47-49
James, Paul F., BTC, 59
Jankowski, Eugene, CS2, 53-55
Jaworski, Henry, 43-45
Johns, Llewelyn, CAPT, 41-45 (Original Crew)
Johnson, Arthur L., ET2, 57-60
Johnson, Charles N., 55-57 
Johnson,  Earl B., CAPT, 64-65
Johnson, Larry, WWII
Joines, Dennis, SN, 48-52
Jones, Gary L., SK3, 63-64
Josey, James J., (JJ), BM1, 42-45 (Original Crew)
Joslin, Ray, SN, 48-50
Kai, Mylen Joseph, 56-58
Kalinoski, Raymond, SN, 42-45
Kappauf, Noel, MR3, 59-61
Karas, John T. SN/1C, 42-45
Kaufman, Jack, EN3, 43-46
Kelderhouse, Richard, SK2, 57-58
Kelpin, Richard M., Rank Unk, -60
Kennedy  Dave, RM?, 62-66
Kilgar, Weldon, SN, 52-54
Kinder, James, SN, 50-54
King, Dennis R., 66-67, BT2
Kisielewski, John, EM3, 44-46
Kjeldgaard, C W., SN, 50
Klemish, Theodore, QM2, 56-58
Kloosterman, BL
Knutson, Richard O., SN/1C, 55-57
Komarek, Robert L., RD1, 50-52
Koopman, Cornelius E., BMC, 41-44
Kramm, Douglas J., LCDR  41-43 (Original Crew)
Krom, John, LT, 42-46
Ksiazkiewicz, George*
Lemire, Edgar L., RM1, 64-65
Langlitz, John, BM2, 64-66
Larson, Daniel Jewell, BMSN 67
Lathrop, George, RD2, 60-64
Latter Arthur, 42-45
Lawrence, Walter, CS3, 52-53
Lazott, Harlow, LCDR, 41-45, Life Member (Original Crew)
Legate, John, MM3, 59-61
Leoce, Gregory R., FN/1C, 46-48
Leonard, William N., Capt/RADM, 59-60
Lewis, Galen M. (Louie), EN3, 56-58
Licatovich, Vincent, 41-45
Linnenkohl, Clyde, 41-46 (Original Crew)
Litchko, John, FN, 46-49
Lockrem, Theodore M., RM1, 47
Lomas, George B., FN, 48-50
Long, Thomas H., SN/1C, 44-45
Louer, Sr., Terry Lee, BMSN, 60-62
Lytle, Charles A., LT, 52-54
Maiden, Jessie J., MM1, 56-57
Mandel, Lawrence, MM1, 46-48
Mann, Russell J., MMC, 67-68
Marcellus, Ira D.(Buddy), SN, 59-63
Marchland, Walter, T/C2, 43-44
Marsh, Ben, SH3, 64-65
Marsh, James, BMSM, 55-56
Martin, Richard (Dick), DC1, 51-53
Mattern, Gene, BMSN, 54-58
Mattson, Karl R., LT, 66-68
Mattson, Robert D., MM3, 50-52
McAdams, Lee, RD3 55-59
McCabe, Roger A., MM3, 62
McCall, Robert, RDC  49-59
McCowan, Leland, CS3, 62-65
McPherson, Alexander, EM2, 65-66
Mello, Alfred, CGMP, 47
Merkel, William J., SN, 47-48
Merrow, William, SK2, 41-43
Miale, Frank, SN/1c, 46-47
Miller, Edward, SN, 67-68
Miller, Peter, BM2, 49-53
Mini, Michael, QM3, 54-57 (Life member)
Mollohan, William, FT2, 49-52
Monk, Arthur M., RMC, 57-59
Moon, Bernard, GM3, 55-57
Moon, Donald, GMSN, 56-60
Moon, Ron, GMSN, 56-60
Moore, Stanford T.
Morton, Holly J., MMFN, 47-50
Mosher, Andrews, LT, 62-65  (Life Member)
Murray, William B. Jr., Captain  66-67
Musser, Edward, SN, 46-47
Mynle, William, SF1, 52-54
Nauts, Barrington (Barry), SN, 57-59
Neal, Walter Max, TM1c
Needham, James R., MR3, 55-57
Neely, Elbert E., LT, 44-45
Neighbours, Jimmy Wayne, BMSN, 60-62
Nelson, Harry (Rich), YN3, 59-62
Nesbitt, Hardin C., F/1C, 44-45
Newman, Sherman, MM2, 67-68
Nierendorf, Roy A., Ltjg, 50s(?)
Nowak, Thaddeus A., ASCS2, 43-45
O'Connor, Paul, LCDR, 59-60
Oliver, John D., LCDR, 57-59
Osborn, Philip, 47-49
Ostapouicz, Joseph (Original Crew)
Owen, Lawrence (Larry), CS3, 52-54
Palya, William, MM3, 43-44
Pappas, George C., YN3, 43-46
Parent, Jack, ENS, 45-46
Parham, James E., LT, 49-50
Parlato, Anthony, SN, 66-68
Paugh, J. Leroy, RD2, 43-45
Pelligrino, Antonio N., FN1C    44-45
Penalis, Robert, BMSN, 57-58
Pepere, Walter, TE3, 55-56
Peralta, Romeo, SK2, 66-67
Perez, Joseph, CSSN, 62-65
Pfeiffer, Richard, 53-56
Phillips, Gerald L., FN/1c, 41-43 (Original Crew)
Pierce, Sabert E., ME3, 50-52
Piester, Malcolm, LTJG, 63-65
Plotts, Paul L., LTJG, 50-52
Poirier, Milton F., RMC, 57-58
Pomerleau, Gerald, MM2, 62-64
Porawski, Joseph L., 44-46
Price, George, SN, 52-54
Pulliam, Wilburn, BM3, 42-45 (Life Member) (Original Crew)
Quella, Tom, BK2 42-45
Rainwater, Carlos, RD2, 54-56
Redmayne, Richard, Capt., 62-63 (USS Indianapolis survivor)
Reidel, Henry, SN, 44-46
Rempalski, Thaddeus, WTC, 41 (Original Crew)
Reshke, Arthur, LTJG  
Reynolds, Vincent, MM2, 55-59
Rhea, Edward S., 50-56
Rich, Peter, MM3, 55-59
Richards, James, QM3, 55-57
Rideout, Dave, BT2, 64-65
Ripley, George, HM1, 50-51
Rittenour, James, BM2, 57-63
Rittenour, Millard, SH3, 60-63
Roberts, James
Roberts, Wilbur, HMC, 60-61
Robey, Raleigh, BM3, 51-55
Robson, Gene, TE2, 55-56
Rogers, LaVerne J., YN2, 44-45
Roland, John, GM1, 55-56
Romando, Joe, EM2, 50-  ?
Rosendahl, Gerald (Rosie), MM2, 55-59
Ross, Richard Posey, LT, 42-45
Ruches, Paul, SN, 55-56
Rung, George, LT, 43-46
Running, Ernest H., BT3, 64-68
Ryerson, Clyde, MM3, 49-50
Sadler, George, BM2, 44-45
Saltzer, A. T., S2/C, 47
Sandoval, Raymond F., GMSN, 47
Sappio, George,  MM1  50-54
Saunders, Joseph, EM3, 44-45
Scales, Francis L., RMCM, 64-65
Scates, George, SN, 41-42
Schauer, Karl, MEG3, 56-58
Schmieding, David
Schroeder, James, BT3, 48-49
Schuford, Thomas W. 50-51
Schwarz, William P., 53-56, QMC
Schwendener, Paul, ENS, 43-44
Scott, Robert, SN/1C, 45-46
Scruggs, James, GM3/Lcdr, 42/44
Seaver, Kenneth L., YN3, 61-63
Segulin, Gasper, EMC, 42-45
Seiberlich, Carl J., Capt/RADM, 67-68
Selmer, Henry,  RMSN  46-47
Sergi, John "The Dude" SN, 56-58
Sherman, Harold, FN2, 47-50
Sherman, James, 67-68
Shine, Melvin, TEM3, 50-51
Shock, Charles, 49-52
Shook, Wayne R., SK1, 43-45
Shuford, Thomas W. 51-55
Silvestri, Frank, SN, 43-47
Slater, George, LTJG, 41-42
Slesiona, Theodore W., MM1, 53-56
Smiley, Arthur, 49-52
Smith, Henry, CWO4, 60-62
Smith, James, SN, 51-53
Smith, Roger, EM2, 51-54
Snyder, Archie H., FM3, 1941 (Original Crew)
Sober, Ordie, 48-50
Sosnowski, Alfred A.,   ?   ?
Spencer, Taylor Mills, MM1, 41-45 (Original Crew)  
Spieth, Robert F., BT2, 50-53
Spilman, Paul E., S/2C, 44-46
Staples, Selwyn, BM3, 42-44
Steineck, George, MM2, 62-66
Steinhauer, John, GM3, 46-46 *Life Member
Sterry, Frank, DK3, 53-55
Stevens, Robert, SN, 52-56
Stevens, Robert P., 52-53, SN
Stokely, Eugene,  CSSN, 50-52
Strayer, Leonard, FN1, 42-43 (Original Crew)
Strohmyer, Clyde Morris, 1944
Strudgeon, Ray C., MM3, 55-57
Stumbo, Perry, BM3, 51-53
Sunday, Charles, 49-50
Swart, Eliot, LT, 43-45
Tamburro, Frank, SN, 53-57
Taylor, Eugene, SN, 52-53
Terry, Mervin E., MM2, 53-55
Thielbar, Max, EM2, 48-52
Thomas, III, Ed, 55-56
Thomas, James, MM3, 64-67
Thompson, Raymond, BMSN 62-64
Timchak, Louis, BM3, 52-55
Todd, Michael, PO3, 65-67
Tooley, Isaac, BT3, 60-63
Tourigny, Maurice J., MM2, 53-54
Troeller, Larry, EM3, 58-60
Turner, Coy E., MM3, WWII
VanAirsdale, James, FN, 46-47
Van Dame, Adolph L., CMMP, 47
VanderMevlen, James, WWII
Van Domelien, Henry M., SK3, 47
Venverloh, Cornelius, MM2, 52-59
Verras, James
Volney, Bill, YNSN, 59-62
Von Heimburg, E. H., CAPT, 42-43
Wade, George, SN, 41-42
Wage, Robert C., SN/1C, 45-46
Wagner, Varge, GMC, 41-46 (Until his death on March 14, 2014, Varge, born July 5, 1913, was the oldest living member of the USS Salamonie.) (Original Crew)
Waite, Richard, BM3, 53-56
Waldron, Thomas L., MR3, 62-64
Wallace, Randolph, IC2, 63-64
Walters, Julian, MMC, 42-45
Ward, Thomas V., LTJG, 62-65
Wasson, Gary, RD2, 60-63
Weingartner, Dennis C., BT3, 61
Wells, Carl, BM1, 49-52
Weller, Raymond N., LT, 49-52
Werking, Bernard L., ENC    59-62
West, William T., FN, 42-45
Wetnight, Harold, BT3, 51-53
Wheeler, Herbert
Wheeler, James, MMC, 53-54
Whitemore, John, 62
Williams, Boyd Philip, 44
Willis, Willie B., SN, 52-53
Winstanley, John, 44
Wise, Donald Edward., MMC, 63
Witowski, Tom, RM3, 65-66
Woodville, Johnathan, CAPT., 58
Wos, Joseph, BM3, 41 (Original Crew)
Wray, Thomas E., RMC, 59-63
Wright, James C., BKR1, 41-45 (Original Crew)
Yates, Bill, BM1, 41-44 (Plank owner) (Original Crew)
Yeninas, George Joseph (?)
Yonker, Henry, SK2, 1941 (Original Crew)
Zwolenik, Norman*



DECEASED CREW MEMBERS
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      The Final Inspection

The sailor stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass,
He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you sailor, How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"

The sailor squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry guns, Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep,

And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here,
They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand."

There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod,
As the sailor waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, you sailor, You've borne your burdens well,
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."
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