Brink, Charles Wallace, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
112X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Submarine Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1960, 112X, USS Torsk (SS-423)
Service Years
1942 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Great Lakes
Order of the Lakes
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
The Villages, FL

Date of Passing
Oct 27, 2012
Location of Interment
Callaway Cemetery - Callaway, Florida
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 Order Of The Lakes Cold War Medal

Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)Submarine Veterans of WW IITang Base
  1969, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Tang Base (Member) (Pinellas Park, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Brink, Charles W. LCRD USN, retired
went on his Eternal Patrol, October 27th. Our father was born on a sheep camp near the city of Roswell, New Mexico, April 16th, 1925. He was raised in the San Diego/El Cajon region of California, and at the age of twelve his mother died, and he and his five sisters were left to survive the hardships of the times. At the age of 17, WWII had erupted, and he immediately enlisted in the Navy. He had been raised on flour tortillas and beans, and on his first day in the Navy he was served steak and all the milk he could drink. He decided the Navy was heaven, and his destiny. He became a Submariner, and served on the USS Icefish, Bluegill, Catfish, Tusk and Torsk. He was in the second class at the nuclear power school, and served under Admiral Rickover.
Our father's Navy career took us from coast to coast, and to Rota, Spain, where he was squadron material officer and made lieutenant commander. His last tour of duty was as the Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Training Center, Tampa & St. Petersburg. He served in WWII, The Korean War, and Vietnam. He started in the Navy as a sailor with only a 9th grade education, and ended his career as an officer. Following his Naval service, he distinguished himself in the private sector, and was a founding member of Florida Credit Service, which after his retirement was acquired by Equifax.
Our father was preceded in death by our mother in 2005, Amelia (Amy), his loving wife of 57 years. She was his rock, and his soul.
We survive him, his three children, seven grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren, and his extended family throughout the world: Ralph Brink, The Villages, his children Kara (John Amador), Adam and Christina, and his grandchildren, Samantha and Tyler; Charles Brink, Tampa & Park City, Utah, along with his wife Linda and their children Bryan (Kelsey) and Christopher (Brooke), and their grandchildren Jackson, Carter, Braxton, Mateo, and Ellie; Celene Brink, St. Petersburg, and her husband, J. Kipp Wall, and their children Jamie (Sandra) and Weston, and their grandchildren, Alexander and Lucas.
"Pay it forward", our father believed in this expression to describe the concept of asking the beneficiary of a good deed to 'repay' it to others instead of to the original benefactor – he lived kindness.
Memberships: Masonic Eagle Rock Lodge, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Military Officers Association of American, St. Petersburg Chapter: US Submarine Veterans WWII.
Donations to Hospice (LifePath, Suncoast), and Clothes to Kids, Inc. (
We, his family, were honored to have had him as our father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle. He was "The Greatest Generation". Pride Runs Deep.
Service: Friday, November 23rd, 1:00 Calvary Cemetery - Burial with Military Honors; Reception following from 3 – 6 at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club. Brett Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
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Submarine Officer Badge
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Bluegill (SS-242)USS Icefish (SS-367)USS Catfish (SS-339)USS Tusk (SS-426)
USS Torsk (SS-423)
  1943-1944, MO-0000, USS Bluegill (SS-242)
  1944-1946, MO-0000, USS Icefish (SS-367)
  1946-1949, EN-3300, USS Catfish (SS-339)
  1953-1955, EN-4313, USS Tusk (SS-426)
  1958-1960, 112X, USS Torsk (SS-423)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II
  1944-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
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