Kirchgessner, Edwin Pete, TMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Torpedoman's Mate
Primary Unit
1957-1958, TM-0000, USS Picuda (SS-382)
Service Years
1939 - 1958
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
Plank Owner
TM-Torpedoman's Mate
Five Hash Marks

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Home State
Washington
Washington
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Everett
Last Address
His ashes will be taken to sea on a Trident submarine and consigned to the deep through a torpedo tube somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Date of Passing
Nov 15, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Buried at Sea - N/A, Pacific Ocean
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
Submarine Veterans of WW IISeattle Base
  1958, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Seattle Base (Member) (Seattle, Washington) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Edwin Kirchgessner
Edwin rejoined his wife on November 15, 2012. He was born in Everett on May 14, 1920. He enjoyed 92 years of an exciting and full life.
He graduated from Everett High School in 1938 and went on to spend 20 years in the US Navy, 16 of them on submarines, including four years on submarines during WWII in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. He worked at Sumner Iron Works until retirement at age 62. He and his wife spent the next 20 some years traveling the country in a motor home.
His wife Betty died in November 2010.
He is survived by his sons, Pete (Susie) and Edwin (Ardis); six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
His ashes will be taken to sea on a Trident submarine and consigned to the deep through a torpedo tube somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
   
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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 
 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Dixie (AD-14)Submarine School Enlisted BasicUSS Blackfish (SS-221)
USS Whale (SS-239)USS Bluefish (SS-222)USS Cochino (SS-345)USS Torsk (SS-423)
USS Requin (SS-481)USS Guavina (SS-362)USS Picuda (SS-382)
  1939-1942, TM-0000, USS Craven (DD-382)
  1941-1941, TM-0000, USS Dixie (AD-14)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS President Hayes (AP-39)
  1942-1942, TM-0000, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1942-1942, TM-0000, USS R-20 (SS-97)
  1942-1944, TM-0000, USS Blackfish (SS-221)
  1944-1945, TM-0000, USS R-18 (SS-95)
  1945-1946, TM-0000, USS R-11 (SS-88)
  1946-1946, TM-0000, USS Whale (SS-239)
  1946-1947, TM-0000, USS Bluefish (SS-222)
  1948-1949, TM-0000, USS Cochino (SS-345)
  1949-1949, TM-0000, USS Torsk (SS-423)
  1949-1950, TM-0000, USS Requin (SS-481)
  1954-1954, TM-0000, USS Guavina (SS-362)
  1957-1958, TM-0000, USS Picuda (SS-382)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Bombardment - Marshall and Gilbert Islands
  1942-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1943 Submarine War Patrols
  1943-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1950-1953 Korean War
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