Gamble, Billy Thomas, CWO3

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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Last Primary NEC
723X-Warrant Officer - Engineering Technician - Submarine
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1953-1955, EM-0000, USS Blenny (SS-324)
Service Years
1941 - 1963
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Line Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Chief Warrant Officer 3

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Blount County
Last Address
Birmingham, AL

Date of Passing
Aug 24, 2013
Location of Interment
Alabama National Cemetery - Montevallo, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IIMobile Bay Base
  1963, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Mobile Bay Base (Member) (Mobile, Alabama) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity
GAMBLE, BILLY THOMAS Age 88, of Hoover, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2012. He was a native of Blount County, AL, and graduated from Blount County High School in 1941. In December 1941, he enlisted in the US Navy and served 22 years of honorable service to his country, primarily on submarines and attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. Following his military retirement in 1963, he returned to Birmingham and was employed at Samford University. While at Samford he earned a B.S. in Business Administration, followed by a Masters Degree in Vocational Education and a Masters In Business Administration from UAB. He served as superintendent of Samford's physical plant for ten years and then became an Educator in the School of Business for the duration of his career, retiring in 1987. Mr. Gamble was preceded in death by his parents, Cyrus Grady and Mary Jane Brown Gamble, and his brother Wilburn Gamble. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Stella Ingram Gamble; a daughter Susan Gamble Tucker, son, David Gamble (Charlae); nine grandchildren, Drew Lacy, Peter Lacy (Brandy), Kelly G. Favata, Karen G. Allen (Shay), Will Gamble (Kelly), Donna T. Porter (Paul), Amy T. Looney (David), Julia Starr and Carrie Starr Martin (Casey); Sixteen great-grandchildren, Annabelle, Jeb and Henry Lacy, Emily and Vincent Favata, Cameron Allen, Alexy and Trey Gamble, Tucker and Conner Phillips, Olivia, Reagan and Peyton Looney, Chris and Dillan (Julia Starr), and Wyatt Martin. He is survived by sister Myrtlene Mize, and brothers, Delbert (Dorothy), and Phil Gamble. In-laws are Mark Ingram (Eula), Annie Tidwell (J.D.) and Dave C. Ingram (Doris). He is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews. Mr. Gamble was a faithful member of St. Mark United Methodist Church in Vestavia Hills, where he was a Sunday School teacher for over twenty years. In addition, he was a member of the Birmingham Chapter of the SAR, the Alabama Genealogical Society and a member of the Samford Retired Faculty. The family will receive friends on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Steve West and Rev. Don Cross officiating. Interment will be at Alabama National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity . >>
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Sea Cat (SS-399)USS Remora (SS-487)USS Blenny (SS-324)
  1942-1943, EM-0000, USS R-18 (SS-95)
  1943-1944, EM-0000, USS R-6 (SS-83)
  1944-1944, EM-0000, USS R-1 (SS-78)
  1944-1946, EM-0000, USS Sea Cat (SS-399)
  1948-1949, EM-0000, USS Remora (SS-487)
  1953-1955, EM-0000, USS Blenny (SS-324)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
 Colleges Attended 
University of Alabama, Birmingham
  1963-1967, Samford University
  1967-1971, University of Alabama, Birmingham
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