Garner, Pat Mehaffy, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1962-1963, 112X, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1953 - 1963
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Memphis, TN
Last Address
USS Thresher (SSN-593)

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Was the XO of USS THRESHER (SSN-593)

Most likely cause of the sinking was a failure in either a pipe, a pipe valve, or a hull weld, causing flooding near the engine room 
Other Comments:

Lost onboard USS THRESHER (SSN-593)

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Submarine Officer Badge

 Duty Stations
NROTC (Faculty Staff)NAB Little CreekUS NavySubmarine School Officers Basic
USS Spikefish (SS-404)Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff), Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls (Staff)USS Skate (SSN-578)
USS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1949-1953, Vanderbilt University NROTC (Cadre)
  1953-1953, 116X, NAB Little Creek
  1953-1955, 111X, USS Glynn (LPA-239)
  1955-1955, 117X, Submarine School Officers Basic
  1955-1957, 112X, USS Spikefish (SS-404)
  1957-1958, 112X, NPS New London (Faculty Staff), Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff)
  1958-1958, 112X, Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Idaho Falls (Staff)
  1958-1962, 112X, USS Skate (SSN-578)
  1962-1962, 112X, USS Skate (SSN-578)
  1962-1963, 112X, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Colleges Attended 
Vanderbilt University
  1949-1953, Vanderbilt University
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