USS Tunny 282 Cold War Era (SS)

(1 April 1965 - 30 September 1966)

and

Vietnam War Era (APSS and LPSS)

(APSS 1 October 1966 - 31 December 1968)

(LPSS 1 January 1969 - 28 June 1969)

Photo Gallery

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Awards Earned during Vietnam Service

Tunny's Awards During Vietnam War

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Tunny's Accumlated Awards

Awards

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Tunny APSS-282 InsigniaUSS Tunny by WatermanUSS TUNNY LPSS 282

 

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A Work in Progress

Last Updated: October 12, 2019

 

  It is said that "A picture is worth a thousand words."  The images shown here are of those former crew members who served on USS Tunny (SS, APSS and LPSS 282) when she operated during the Cold War and the Vietnam War periods.  During this time, Tunny was redesignated several times after it completed its service as a Guided Missile Submarine (SSG) which ended in 1964.  The Navy redesignated her from SSG to SS and after a conversion was redesignated as an APSS and later as an LPSS.  The crew shown in this presentation are of those individuals who served on Tunny when it served as an SS (for the third time in its career), APSS, and LPSS.  Tunny conducted fourteen deployments supporting Unconventional Warfare in Vietnam with many of those who were on board for those missions. 

    For a complete history of Tunny, please click here which will take you to a link that describes information about the only book published that presents a comprehensive history of this famous United States Navy submarine identified as Tunny (SS, SSG, SS, APSS, and LPSS-282).  Some of the individuals shown below have quite a number of photos, some not, and some are of them before they came to Tunny, and others taken of them after they left Tunny. A number of them also include photos taken on other ships and submarines they had served on.

    The main source for the photos came from Tunny's Digital Archives.  The individuals that have photos are listed in alphabetical order and the photos are arranged in time order, left to right, as best that can be determined.  Some images resulted from further research using the Internet, communicating with the individuals, their relatives, and other sources such as newspapers.  A BIG THANK YOU to all those who took the time to share photos.  

    Please note that the photographs shown were purposely resized from the original images.  If you place your mouse over the photograph, it should result in showing the name of the individual identified or something about the image.  While you are on the photo and you wish to have a copy of it, simply 'right click' on your mouse and you will be offered a selection to choose from such as "save as". 

    As previously mentioned, most of the photos shown are from Tunny's digital archives, which are retained and maintained by former Tunny Engineman John Joseph Jenkins, Jr. "JJ" as he is known to many can provide digital CDs if requested.  His email is: radrhino@cox.net.  

    Should anyone having photographs of those who served on Tunny, please send them to JJ or myself and we will get them posted in this unique Tunny Veteran tribute.

   Ray Olszewski, Boat Yeoman, USS TUNNY (SSG-282) 1958-1962.

 

Kenneth Alfred Anderson
Kenneth Alfred Anderson.
Carl Joseph Asche Carl Joseph Asche
Lee Ashcraft
Lee AshcraftLee AshcraftLee Ashcraft
Alexander John Barkis
Alexander John BarkisAlexander John Barkis
George William Barnette III
George William Barnette III
David Lee Bass
David Lee BassDavid Lee BassDavid Lee BassDavid Lee Bass
Grant Leroy Bigelow
Grant Leroy BigelowGrant Leroy Bigelow
Joseph Kim Bruner Joseph Kim Bruner. Courtesy of Tom Rose
David Louis Buehn

David Louis BuehnDavid Louis BuehnDavid Louis BuehnDavid Louis BuehnDavid Louis Buehn

David Louis BuehnDavid Louis BuehnDavid Louis BuehnDavid Louis BuehnDavid Louis Buehn

David Louis BuehnDavid Louis Buehn

Michael Jerome Burkholder
Michael Jerome BurkholderMichael Jerome Burkholder
Robert Daniel Burnette, Jr. Robert Daniel Burnette, Jr.
Vernon Dale Calen Vernon Dale Calen
Terry Robert Campbell Thibedeoux - 1967 Courtesy of Tom Rose
Robert Harvey Christman Robert Harvey ChristmanRobert Harvey ChristmanRobert Harvey Christman
Terry Kay Conrad Terry Kay Conrad
Jan Charles Cudrnak Jan Charles Cudrnak
Ronald Eugene Dykes Ronald Eugene DykesRonald Eugene Dykes on Perch with Foss???
Gregory Duane Fessler Gregory Duane FesslerGregory Duane FesslerGregory Duane FesslerGregory Duane FesslerGregory Duane Fessler
John Robert Gilchrist Peter Phillip Marinovich and John Robert Gilchrist
Michael William Green Michael William GreenMichael William GreenMichael William GreenMichael William Green
William Carbine Green

William Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine Green and James Dewayne Woodall William Carbine Green

William Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenBill Green Proudly displays this at his home.

William Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine Green and MargaretWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine Green

William Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenDavid Louis Buehn and William Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine GreenWilliam Carbine Green

William Carbine Green - October 2019William Carbine Green

Cesar Anthony Hernandez Cesar Anthony HernandezCesar Anthony HernandezCesar Anthony HernandezCesar Anthony Hernandez
John Anthony Hogg John Anthony HoggJohn Anthony Hogg
Herbert L. Holschuh Herbert L. Holschuh
John Richard Horder Horder-Weeks-Unknown-1968. Courtesy of Tom RoseEd Willis - John Horder - Unknown Danang Harbor Vietnam 1968
Paul Delton Hunt Paul Delton HuntPaul Delton Hunt
Stephen Garrett Hunt Stephen Garrett Hunt
Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr. Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Thomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.
Richard Aaron Life Richard Aaron LifeRichard Aaron LifeThomas Rhodes Langley, Jr.Richard Aaron Life
Kenneth Paul Lucien, Jr. Kenneth Paul Lucien, Jr.
Peter Phillip Marinovich Peter Phillip Marinovich and John Robert Gilchrist
Phillip John McClaskey Phillip John McClaskey
Donald Leroy McCready McCreadyDonald Leroy McCreadyDonald Leroy McCready
Thomas Wayne McGuire Thomas Wayne McGuireThomas Wayne McGuire
Webster William Meyers Webster William Meyers
Albert Ege Morgan Albert Ege MorganOne of these is Morgan and the other is Walters. I am guessing Morgan on the left and Walters on the right.
James David Motter Motter-Unknowns-1968. Photo Courtesy of Tom Rose
Donald James O'Shea

Donald James O'SheaDonald James O'SheaDonald James O'SheaDonald James O'SheaDonald James O'Shea

Donald James O'SheaDonald James O'SheaDonald James O'SheaDonald James O'SheaDonald James O'Shea

Donald James O'SheaDonald James O'Shea

Florian Thomas Palma Palma - 1968 Subic Bay. Courtesy of Tom RosePalma-1968. Courtesy of Tom RosePalma-1968 beach party. Courtesy of Tom Rose
John Paul Parks John Paul ParksJohn Paul ParksJohn Paul Parks
Douglas Corrigan Penny Douglas Corrigan PennyDouglas Corrigan PennyDouglas Corrigan Penny
Alberto Vesaquez Poblete Alberto Vesaquez PobleteAlberto Vesaquez Poblete
Walter Thomas Press Walter Thomas Press
William James Raukhorst, II William James Raukhorst, II
Ronald Rintz
Ronald RintzRonald RintzRonald RintzRonald RintzRonald RintzRonald Rintz
Warren A. Root Warren A. Root
Thomas Ronald Rose

Tom Rose - Second Class Divers SchoolThomas Ronald RoseThomas Ronald RoseThomas Ronald RoseThomas Ronald RoseThomas Ronald Rose

Thomas Ronald RoseThomas Ronald RoseThomas Ronald Rose

Arthur Joseph Rutkowski Rutkowski - 1968. Courtesy of Tom Rose
Todd Allen Scott Todd Allen Scott
David James Senechal David James Senechal
Joseph Soutter, Jr. Joseph Soutter, Jr.Joseph Soutter, Jr.Joseph Soutter, Jr.
Joseph Frank Struffert, Jr. Gilchrist-Marinovich-Struffert-1968
John Franklin Tate John Franklin TateJohn Franklin TateJohn Franklin TateJohn Franklin TateJohn Franklin Tate
Glenn Paul Thibodeaux Glenn Paul ThibodeauxGlenn Paul ThibodeauxThibedeoux-1968. Courtesy of Tom RoseThibedeoux - 1967 Courtesy of Tom RoseGlenn Paul Thibodeaux
David Albert Thomas David Albert ThomasDavid Albert Thomas
John William Turner Turner - 1969 Hong Kong Courtesy of Tom RoseTurner - Courtesy of Tom RoseTurner 1969 Courtesy of Tom Rose
Dennis Richard Urffer Dennis Richard Urffer
Eustaquio Nacague UY Eustaquio Nacague UY (Uie) left and unknown top side watch. Courtesy of Tom Rose
James Jerry Walters James Jerry WaltersOne of these is Morgan and the other is Walters. I am guessing Morgan on the left and Walters on the right.
Frederick Manville Watson Frederick Manville WatsonFrederick Manville WatsonFrederick Manville WatsonMatt Young, Joyce Young, Rebecca Watson
James Byron Weeks Horton-Weeks-Unknown-1968. Courtesy of Tom Rose
Murdock John Weltzien Murdock John WeltzienMurdock John WeltzienMurdock John Weltzien
Robert Dennis Wiley, Jr. Robert Dennis Wiley, Jr.
Edward Wight Willis, Jr. (in other words, Shaggy Dog)

Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Ed Willis - John Horder - Unknown Danang Harbor Vietnam 1968Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.

Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.David Lee BassEdward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.

Edward Wight Willis, Jr.Edward Wight Willis, Jr.

Richard Edward Wix Richard Edward WixRichard Edward Wix
Palmer Jess Wood, Jr. Palmer Jess Wood, Jr.Palmer Jess Wood, Jr.Todd Allen Scott and Palmer Jess Wood, Jr.Palmer Jess Wood, Jr.Palmer Jess Wood, Jr.Palmer Jess Wood, Jr.
James Dewayne Woodall James Dewayne WoodallJames Dewayne Woodall
Ruben Quizon Yabut Murdock John Weltzien, Ruben Quizon Yabut
Gerry Arnett Young

Gerry Arnett YoungDavid Arnett YoungDavid Arnett YoungDavid Arnett YoungDavid Arnett YoungDavid Arnett Young

David Arnett YoungDavid Arnett YoungGerry Arnett YoungHerbert L. Holschuh and Gerry Arnett YoungGerry Arnett Young

William John Young William John Young - 1968. Courtesy of Tom Rose