Courtesy of COMRADE J. C. Nieves, former U.S. Navy Submariner:
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USS Carbonero Members Hold Tolling Of The Boats On Oct. 13
Thursday, September 06, 2012
Members of the USS Carbonero Base, U.S. Submarine Veterans, will honor the memories of over 4,000 submariners lost in the line of duty in a formal public ceremony to recognize their service, on Oct. 13, at Chattanooga National Cemetery, beginning at 11 a.m.
Service in submarines is an inherently dangerous business, and since the founding of the U.S. submarine force in 1900, 65 submarines and over 4,000 men have given up their lives. The great majority of these young lives were lost during WWII when 52 submarines were lost.