Heflin, Harry, RM1c

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-2333-Submarine Radioman General Maintenance
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1943-1946, RM-2333, USS Haddo (SS-255)
Service Years
1943 - 1946

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Worth
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 26, 2005
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1947, Submarine Veterans of WW II

 Countries Deployed To or Visited
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1943, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Haddo (SS-255)
  1943-1946, RM-2333, USS Haddo (SS-255)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 USS HADDO (SS-255) 4th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HADDO (SS-255) 5th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HADDO (SS-255) 6th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HADDO (SS-255) 7th War Patrol
  1944-1944 USS HADDO (SS-255) 8th War Patrol 2
  1945-1945 USS HADDO (SS-255) 9th War Patrol 2
  1945-1945 USS HADDO (SS-255) 10th War Patrol 1
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
 Colleges Attended 
University of North Texas
  1946-1948, University of North Texas
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  May 12, 2011, Family Members10
  Nov 03, 2015, General Photos
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Other Comments:
                                    "The Submariner"
Only a sea-going submarine Sailor realizes the great extent an entire ship depends on him as an individual. To a landsman this is not understandable, to a surface Sailor it seems unjustifiable   and sometimes it is even difficult for those of us on a submarine to comprehend, but it is very true!
A submarine at sea is a different world in herself, and in consideration of the protracted and distant operations of submarines, the Navy must place a tremendous amount of responsibility and trust in the hands of those men who take such ships to sea.
In each submarine there are men who, in the hour of emergency or peril at sea, can turn to each other. These men are ultimately responsible to themselves and to each other for all aspects of operation of their submarine. They are the crew. They are the ship.
Serving on a submarine is perhaps the most difficult and demanding assignment in the Navy. There is not an instant during his tour onboard a submarine that a man can escape the grasp of  this responsibility. His privileges in view of his obligations are almost ludicrously small, nevertheless, it is the spur which has given the Navy its greatest mariners - the men of the Submarine Service.
It is a duty which most richly deserves the proud and time-honored title of ……….. Submariner.
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