Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Reunited With The Past
Commander Cris Treharne, Commanding Officer of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Keesler Air Force Base, MS, reunites Richard Halloran, LCDR, USN (Retired), with a piece of his past he has not seen in sixty three (63) years.
Richard was the Chief-of the Boat on the USS S-20(SS125) at its decommissioning in 1945. As fate would have it Commander Treharne's command has the Ships Bell from the USS S-20 (SS125) on the quarterdeck of their building at Keesler AFB. Mr. Halloran, who retired, as a LCDR is a Life Member of both Submarine Veterans of WWII and the United States Submarine Veterans Incorporated. He resides in Gulfport and is a member of the USSVI Tullibee Base of Mississippi. Locating this bell so close to his current residents is an indication of how close nit the U.S. Submarine Force really is.
USSVI Tullibee Base