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Memorial service planned Sunday on USS Requin

Mary Pickels
| Friday, May 26, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen man the rails as the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. and the Pittsburgh USS Requin Base host a Sept. 11 Memorial Service and Tolling of the Bells on board the USS Requin submarine Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The Memorial Service is part of the annual, week-long Submariners Convention, which provides submariners an opportunity to unite with their fellow shipmates and submariners from other boats. During this time of fellowship, veterans are afforded the opportunity to remember and recognize those who have given their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country.
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Sailors and Coast Guardsmen man the rails as the United States Submarine Veterans Inc. and the Pittsburgh USS Requin Base host a Sept. 11 Memorial Service and Tolling of the Bells on board the USS Requin submarine Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. The Memorial Service is part of the annual, week-long Submariners Convention, which provides submariners an opportunity to unite with their fellow shipmates and submariners from other boats. During this time of fellowship, veterans are afforded the opportunity to remember and recognize those who have given their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country.

The Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's North Side will host a submarine memorial ceremony at 10 a.m. May 28 aboard the USS Requin, moored along the Ohio River.

Veterans of USS VI Requin Base will host the service aboard the Cold War-era submarine. Bells will toll once in memory of each submarine on “eternal patrol.” Flower petals will be cast on the water.

The Marine Color Guard from Three Rivers Leatherneck Detachment 310 and the VFW Post 9199 Honor Guard will perform a 21-gun salute.

Following the service, visitors are invited to tour the Requin. The event is free and open to the public. No admission will be charged to board and tour the submarine.

USS Requin was inducted into the Submarine Hall of Fame on May 21, 2017.

The Hall of Fame recognizes post-WWII submarines that made significant contributions to submarine tactics and technology, and WWII submarines for their wartime service.

Requin was nominated for her use as the first Radar Picket submarine and service protecting the East Coast during the Cold War.

Details: 412-237-3400 or carnegiesciencecenter.org

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or mpickels@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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