Photo Gallery: Memorial on the USS Requin
Veterans tolled a bell for each submarine that is on “eternal patrol” and cast flower petals on the water so they may “travel down the rivers of this great nation and to the oceans” where fellow submarines are at rest during a memorial at the USS VI Requin Base on Sunday.
The memorial drew veterans and supporters to the submarine that sits in the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on the North Shore. The Marine Color Guard from Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310 and the VFW Post 9199 Honor Guard took part in the ceremony.
Retired Navy Capt. Robert Kaufman, 94, of McLean, Va., a former executive officer on the Requin, served for 34 years and the entirety of World War II. He was aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay and witnessed the surrender of Japan, ending the war in September of 1945.
“One of the reasons that I wanted to come here is that I've never met any of these guys. I'm just too darn old,” he said.
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