Rice, Howell Barbee, RMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1953-1953, RM-0000, USS Sperry (AS-12)
Service Years
1935 - 1955
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Rock
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Five Hash Marks

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Contact Info
Home Town
Salt Lake City
Last Address
Forsyth County
North Carolina

Date of Passing
Sep 07, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Chief Petty Officer of the Command 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 IITarheel Base
  1955, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Tarheel Base (Member) (Greensboro, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
RICE WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Howell Barbee Rice "Howie" Oct. 27, 1917 - Sept. 7, 2011 Mr. Howell Barbee Rice "Howie", 93, of Winston-Salem, passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2011. He was born October 27, 1917 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Rice entered the Navy in 1935 at the age of 17. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years and was a retired submariner, Chief Radioman. He was the sole survivor of the first maiden patrol of the USS Cisco, and was a Bronze Star recipient. Mr. Rice was employed with Western Electric/ Lucent Technology for 24 years. He was a member of the Christian Science Mother Church; Submarine Veterans of WWII; and Tarheel Chapter of Submarine Veterans. He loved big band music, classical movies, and loved to dance the jitterbug. Mr. Rice was an avid HAM radio operator since he was 14 years old, his call letters were K4NH. He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Rice; his first wife, Ruth Rice; and his second wife, Louise Hester Rice. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Rice Davey and husband Thomas, IV, and Elizabeth Rice Ciccolella; two sons, Paul Rice and wife Robin, and Timothy Rice; seven grandchildren, Susan Davey Suarez and husband Eddie, Thomas Davey V, David, Amy and Mark Ciccolella, Julie and Charlie Rice; and one great grandson, Erimer Suarez. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. Online condolences may be made at www.hayworth-miller.com.

Published in Winston-Salem Journal from September 9 to September 11, 2011
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 7 Patrols

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Plunger (SS-179)USS S-39 (SS-144)US NavyUSS Cisco (SS-290)
USS Rasher (SS-269)USS Chub (SS-329)USS Sabalo (SS-302)USS Sperry (AS-12)
  1939-1940, RM-0000, USS Plunger (SS-179)
  1940-1942, RM-0000, USS S-39 (SS-144)
  1942-1942, RM-0000, USS S-40 (SS-145)
  1943-1943, RM-0000, USS Cisco (SS-290)
  1944-1945, RM-0000, USS Rasher (SS-269)
  1945-1948, RM-0000, USS Chub (SS-329)
  1951-1952, RM-0000, USS Sabalo (SS-302)
  1953-1953, RM-0000, USS Sperry (AS-12)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 USS S-39 (SS-144)/USS S-39 (SS-144) 1st War Patrol
  1942-1942 USS S-39 (SS-144)/USS S-39 (SS-144) 2nd War Patrol
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 Submarine War Patrols
  1942-1942 USS S-39 (SS-144)/USS S-39 (SS-144) 3rd War Patrol
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 USS RASHER (SS-269) 5th War Patrol
  1945-1945 Submarine War Patrols
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