Today is a day that will bring mixed feelings to any man that wears Dolphins. It is the 108th birthday of the United States Submarine Force. It is also the 45th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593).
To all that have spent time "punching holes", Happy Birthday. The days I spent aboard the USS West Va. (SSBN 736) have always made me proud. Proud to have served with the best this country has to offer. If you know a Submariner, thank him. You have no idea what he had to go through in keeping this country safe.
I would also like to pay my respects to the 129 men who died aboard the USS Thresher who are on Eternal Patrol.
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