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Photo Gallery: Memorial on the USS Requin

Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review - Retired Navy Capt. Robert Kaufman, 94, of McLean, Va., a former executive officer on the USS Requin, joins the memorial aboard the submarine docked along the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on Sunday. Kaufman, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Navy 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.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Justin Merriman  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Retired Navy Capt. Robert Kaufman, 94, of McLean, Va., a former executive officer on the USS Requin, joins the memorial aboard the submarine docked along the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on Sunday.  Kaufman, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Navy 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.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review - Veterans of USS VI Requin Base salute during the playing of Taps during a memorial aboard the USS Requin, a submarine docked along the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on Sunday. The veterans tolled a bell once for each submarine that is on “Eternal Patrol” and cast flower petals on the water so that they may “travel down the rivers of this great nation and to the oceans” where fellow submarines are at rest. The Marine Color Guard from Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310 and the VFW Post 9199 Honor Guard also took part in the ceremony.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Justin Merriman  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Veterans of USS VI Requin Base salute during the playing of Taps during a memorial aboard the USS Requin, a submarine docked along the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on Sunday. The veterans tolled a bell once for each submarine that is on “Eternal Patrol” and cast flower petals on the water so that they may “travel down the rivers of this great nation and to the oceans” where fellow submarines are at rest. The Marine Color Guard from Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310 and the VFW Post 9199 Honor Guard also took part in the ceremony.
Justin Merriman | Tribune-Review - Retired Navy Capt. Robert Kaufman, 94, of McLean, vA., a former executive officer on the USS Requin, joined the memorial aboard the submarine docked along the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on Sunday. Kaufman, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Navy 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.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Justin Merriman  |  Tribune-Review</em></div>Retired Navy Capt. Robert Kaufman, 94, of McLean, vA., a former executive officer on the USS Requin, joined the memorial aboard the submarine docked along the Ohio River at the Carnegie Science Center on Sunday.  Kaufman, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Navy 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.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - A member of VFW Post 9199 salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>A member of VFW Post 9199 salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at the start of the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Andy Rowe, a Vietnam War veteran of the Air Force, bows his head during the reading of fallen submarine veterans during the Memorial Day ceremony aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Andy Rowe, a Vietnam War veteran of the Air Force, bows his head during the reading of fallen submarine veterans during the Memorial Day ceremony aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Ron Luniewski (left) and John Stack of VFW Post 9199 applaud during a ceremony aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River in the North Shore on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ron Luniewski (left) and John Stack of VFW Post 9199 applaud during a ceremony aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River in the North Shore on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Ron Luniewski of VFW Post 9199 salutes to the crowd during the playing of taps at the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Ron Luniewski of VFW Post 9199 salutes to the crowd during the playing of taps at the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
Emily Harger | Tribune-Review - Audience members bow their heads during the opening prayer of the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on the North Shore on Sunday, May 25, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Emily Harger | Tribune-Review</em></div>Audience members bow their heads during the opening prayer of the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on the North Shore on Sunday, May 25, 2014.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014, 3:57 p.m.
 

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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