Caulfield, Frank Kenneth, CS1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
CS-0000-Culinary Specialist
Last Rating/NEC Group
Culinary Specialist
Primary Unit
1967-1967, CS-0000, USS Odax (SS-484)
Service Years
1943 - 1967
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
CS-Culinary Specialist
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Eugene Claude Ipox, Jr., TM1 to remember Caulfield, Frank Kenneth, PO1 USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
High Point, NC

Date of Passing
Oct 30, 2011
Location of Interment
Oakwood Memorial Park - High Point, North Carolina
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 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Nathanael Greene Base
  1999, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI), Nathanael Greene Base (Member) (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity
Frank Kenneth Caulfield, age 88, formally of Fair Oaks Lane, High Point, NC, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 at the Hospice Home in High Point.

He was born December 20, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA to James and Laura Bell Riley. Frank was educated in the Philadelphia public and Catholic school system, including John Bartram High School. He married Irene Joan Granata on May 1, 1948 and together they had four children. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in High Point, NC.

Frank proudly served the United States Navy for 24 years, retiring from active duty on April 26, 1967. Frank and his family lived all across the United States including Oahu, Hawaii and Key West, FL. During his service career, he served on USS submarines: ODAX, SEA POACHER, BASS, CATFISH, CORPORAL, TANG, BLUEGILL, and the nuclear submarine the SSBN SAM RAYBURN. He also served aboard the USS TINSMAN, a destroyer escort and was a recruiting officer for 2 years. During his service he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon (1 Star), Philippine Liberation Ribbon (1 Star), Good Conduct Ribbon (Silver Star), Victory Medal WWII, Navy Occupation Service Medal with Europe Clasp, and the National Defense Service (Bronze Star).

After his career in the Navy, Frank was a member of the Fleet Reserve. He and his family moved to High Point, NC where he became the Food Service Director of High Point College (High Point University). He joined VFW Post 219 and Submarine Veterans – Tarheel Branch and on January 1, 2006, was awarded membership into the Holland Club for being qualified in submarines for more than 50 years. Frank retired from High Point College after 18 years.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Mary Ann Caulfield, his beloved wife of 62 years, 2 brothers, Roger and Larry Caulfield and a sister, Dorothy Caulfield McLaughlin. He leaves to cherish his memory, daughter Adele Schiller and her husband, Ed of St. Charles, MO, sons Brian Caulfield and his wife, Rayma of High Point, NC and Kevin Caulfield of Burgaw, NC, seven grandchildren: Briana Ernsting and her husband James, Jenny Speck, Allison Schiller, Katie Caulfield, Riley Caulfield and his wife, Lauren, Brian Patrick Caulfield and Erin Schiller, 3 great grandchildren: Rachel Speck, Gunnar Ernsting, and Savannah Caulfield. He is also survived by a brother, James Caulfield of Margate NJ and a sister, Helen Caulfield Stecklair of Springfield, PA.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Hospice Home of High Point for their compassionate and loving care of Pop. You are truly an outstanding group of individuals. Pop found a new friend in Malcolm, his Hospice Volunteer.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:30 am in Sechrest Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Father Gnanapragasam Mariasoosai officiating. Entombment with full military honors will follow the service in Oakwood Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262. Please offer condolences with the family at their website
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Submarine Enlisted Badge
SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Odax (SS-484)USS Sea Poacher (SS-406)USS Corporal (SS-346)
USS Bass (SSK-2)USS Catfish (SS-339)USS Bluegill (SS-242)USS Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)
  1943-1946, CS-0000, USS Tinsman (DE-589)
  1951-1952, CS-0000, USS Odax (SS-484)
  1952-1953, CS-0000, USS Sea Poacher (SS-406)
  1955-1956, CS-0000, USS Corporal (SS-346)
  1956-1957, CS-0000, USS Bass (SSK-2)
  1957-1957, CS-0000, USS Catfish (SS-339)
  1959-1959, CS-0000, USS Catfish (SS-339)
  1959-1960, CS-0000, USS Corporal (SS-346)
  1963-1964, CS-0000, USS Bluegill (SS-242)
  1963-1967, CS-0000, USS Sam Rayburn (SSBN-635)
  1967-1967, CS-0000, USS Odax (SS-484)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1963-1963 Deployment - SSBN Deterrent Patrol #1
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