Guernic, Raymond, QMCS

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Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1973, QM-0000, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
Service Years
1949 - 1973
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Six Hash Marks

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Virginia Beach, VA

Date of Passing
Oct 07, 2012
Location of Interment
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery - Rochester, New York
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command 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
Post 392, General Mac Arthur Memorial PostHampton Roads Base
  1973, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 392, General Mac Arthur Memorial Post (Member) (Virginia Beach, Virginia) - Chap. Page
  1973, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Hampton Roads Base (Member) (Hampton Roads, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Senior Chief Raymond J. Guernic, USN (Ret) born December 13, 1932, in Paterson
New Jersey passed away in Virginia Beach on Sunday, October 7, 2012. He was
predeceased by his parents Maurice and Louise Jouen Guernic of Morbian,
France, his first wife Hazel (nee Conklin) and son Bryan Guernic of Hawthorne,
New Jersey.
He leaves behind his devoted wife Mary, loving Daughter and Son-in-Law, ReaAnn
and Kevin Teague of Portsmouth, Grandsons Kevin Teague, Richard Flandera, USN
and Wife Melissa, USN, Granddaughter Kelly Flandera Ruley & Husband Adam,
Great Grandson Ryan Ruley. He is also respectfully survived by his wife's 3
Children and 5 Grandchildren.
Ray served aboard the USS Toledo (CA133) for 4 years, 3 of which during the
Korean War. He took part in the invasion of Inchon on September 1950. His crew
received the Korean Presidential Unit Citation for their support of the invasion
forces and ground troops. After the Korean War, Ray volunteered for submarine
duty. He first served on WWII submarine USS Crevalle (SS291) USS Hardhead (SS
365) USS Seawolf (SSN 575). On his second tour on board the Seawolf he was the
Chief of The Boat. He ended his 24 Year career on the Staff of the Chairman of
The Joint Chiefs, Pentagon. After returning to Hawthorne, he then began a valuable career as a New Jersey state certified instructor in the Navy's Junior ROTC High School program for 23 years retiring on July 1, 1996.Ray was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, and a Charter member of St John's The Apostle KOC Council 13467, Virginia Beach. Life member of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, and member of the Submarine Veterans, Norfolk, VA Chapter enjoying the company of his comrades. Ray was instrumental in obtaining a Head Stone for the Father of the Submarine John P. Holland, who was buried in an unmarked grave in Paterson. Through the help of The United States Submarine Veterans Association, the Paterson Museum, Paterson Press and The U.S. Navy Chief of Information, a suitable monument was erected in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa, New Jersey. For nearly 30 years he was very active in the politics in his adopted home town of Hawthorne serving as the President of The Hawthorne Republican Organization for 16 years Borough Chairman for of The Passaic County Republican Party. Since moving from New Jersey to Virginia Beach, Raymond has continued to
serve his community by volunteering at the VB Visitors Information Center and as
President of The Crescent Condominium Association Board of Directors.
A Chalice Service and Funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Apostle Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach on Tuesday, October 16th at 10:00 am. Reception immediately following in the Church Commons.
A Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday October 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Anthony RC Church, 276 Diamond Bridge Ave, Hawthorne, NJ. Interment will be private in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St John the Apostle, KOC Council
13467, PO Box 6793, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel in Virginia Beach is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at
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 Duty Stations
USS Toledo (CA-133)USS Crevalle (SS-291)USS Hardhead (SS-365)USS Seawolf (SSN-575)
Advancement Schools and CoursesJoint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
  1950-1953, QM-0000, USS Toledo (CA-133)
  1959-1961, QM-0000, USS Crevalle (SS-291)
  1961-1964, QM-0000, USS Hardhead (SS-365)
  1964-1965, QM-0000, USS Seawolf (SSN-575)
  1965-1968, QM-0000, (QM) Quartermaster Class A School
  1968-1971, QM-0000, USS Seawolf (SSN-575)
  1972-1973, QM-0000, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
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