Biele, Edward Casper, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 112X, USS Sea Devil (SS-400)
Service Years
1941 - 1954
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Seattle, WA

Date of Passing
Nov 03, 2012
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 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 IIBremerton Base
  1954, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Bremerton Base (Member) (Bremerton, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity
Edward Caspar Biele

Edward Caspar, age 95 died peacefully on November 3, 2012 following a very brief illness. Edward, a long time Seattle resident, was born on June 29, 1917 in Hackensack, NJ and grew up in Yonkers, NY. He attended Columbia College on a scholarship and later Columbia Law School. He enlisted in the naval officer program shortly after Pearl Harbor during his second year of law school. Edward often talked about his experiences in
World War II as the most formative of his life - particularly his service as Lieutenant Commander of the submarine USS Sea Devil on its four patrols in the Pacific during 1944 and 1945.

Edward returned to New York after the war to finish school and begin practicing law. During this time, he met Mary Elizabeth Haskell of Wenatchee, WA who in 1946 became his soul mate for 61 years. In 1950, Edward and Mary relocated to Seattle for a better quality of life and as an ideal location to practice in Edward's chosen specialty, maritime law. Edward joined law firm Bogle & Gates where he practiced and was senior partner in its Admiralty Law Practice Group until retirement in 1982. Edward was an active member in the Maritime Law Association and served for many years on its Executive Committee. Edward had a second career as an apple farmer, which began in the mid 1970's when his son John and he partnered to acquire and operate orchards near Oroville, WA.

Edward was voted "Most Resourceful" by his high school graduating class. That tribute portended the trajectory of his life. He loved to travel and to explore new cultures. He embraced new ideas and experiences. Similarly, he challenged everyone around him including his children and grandchildren to think independently and find their own paths. Edward was an avid historian and voracious reader. He had a keen intellect and encyclopedic knowledge of almost any topic.

Edward was a benevolent patriarch whose love of his wife, children, grandchildren and great -grandchildren was of paramount importance. He is survived by his three children, John Edward Biele of Oroville, Alexander Thomson Biele of Dallas and Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Lenssen of Seattle, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The family plans a private memorial service. The family requests remembrances be made to: Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 50020, Seattle, WA, 98145 for use by Clinical Nutrition in research or a
charity of choice.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Sea Devil (SS-400)
  1944-1945, 112X, USS Sea Devil (SS-400)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 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 
Columbia CollegeColumbia University
  1935-1939, Columbia College
  1939-1941, Columbia University
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