VanPelt, Roger, IC1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
IC-3354-Submarine Nuclear Propulsion Plant - Electrical
Last Rating/NEC Group
Interior Communications Electrician
Primary Unit
1961-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1957 - 1963
IC-Interior Communications Electrician

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Portsmouth, NH

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

Last Known Activity
Was a crewmember 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 Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)Advancement Schools and CoursesSubmarine School Enlisted BasicUSS Conger (SS-477)
Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff), Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) WindsorUSS Thresher (SSN-593)
  1957-1957, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1957-1958, (IC) Interior Communications Electrician A School
  1958-1958, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1958-1960, USS Conger (SS-477)
  1960-1960, Nuclear Power Training Command (Faculty Staff), Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC)
  1960-1961, Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Windsor
  1961-1963, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1961 Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 3-61
  1962-1962 Training Exercise - NUSUBEX 2-62
  1963-1963 Sinking of the USS Thresher (SSN-593)
 Colleges Attended 
Colorado State University
  1953-1954, Colorado State University
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