Keehan, Robert James, ENC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EN-3300-Engineman (Submarine)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Engineman
Primary Unit
1955-1958, EN-3300, USS Segundo (SS-398)
Service Years
1941 - 1961
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
EN-Engineman
Five Hash Marks

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1923
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Milwaukee
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Sep 08, 2012
 
Location of Interment
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - San Diego, California
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 Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon




 Military Association Memberships
San Diego ChapterUnited States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI)
  1961, Submarine Veterans of WW II, San Diego Chapter (San Diego, California)
  2009, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
KEEHAN, ROBERT JAMES Bob was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin July 25, 1923, to the late James Keehan and Agnes (Reedy) Keehan and passed away peacefully, September 8, 2012, at the age of 89 years in Escondido, California. In 1940 he left his beloved boyhood state and joined the United States Navy where he became a sailor in the submarine fleet. When World War II broke out, December 7, 1941, he was on the USS Sturgeon in Manila Harbor in the Philippine Islands. The USS Sturgeon was immediately dispatched on a war patrol to the area of Formosa. During the next three years the Sturgeon, operating out of Brisbane, Australia, played an important role in the history of the war in the Pacific Ocean where it ran eight war patrols and destroyed many Japanese ships. Late in 1944 he was reassigned to a new submarine, the USS Lizardfish, and served on two more war patrols. At the conclusion of World War II Bob remained in Hawaii where he distinguished himself as the star pitcher for the U.S. Navy's inter-service baseball team. Bob remained in the U.S. Navy until 1963 and retired as Chief Petty Officer engineering. Bob always expressed a deep respect for the commanding officers under which he served and his shipmates who prayed together as their submarine was being depth charged after an attack on enemy ships. Bob is survived by his sister Patricia Maultra and her husband Bud of EI Cajon, California and his many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Seder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his beloved wife Julie Frodsham from Parker, Arizona. Bob and Julie lived in Escondido, traveled widely and had many close friends. He and Julie organized many reunions for his retired submarine shipmates. Services will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, October 24, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
   
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  1948-1951, EN-3300, USS Tiru (SS-416)

EN-Engineman

From Month/Year
- / 1948

To Month/Year
- / 1951

Unit
USS Tiru (SS-416) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class

NEC
EN-3300-Engineman (Submarine)

Location
San Diego

Country/State
California
 
 
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 USS Tiru (SS-416) Details

USS Tiru (SS-416)
Hull number SS-416

Type
Sub-Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Submarines

Strength
Submarine

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Sep 23, 2012
   
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
Commander Charles N. G. Hendricks in command.

Other Memories
Tiru conducted training and trials off the West Coast before heading for Hawaii on 10 February 1949. Homeported at Pearl Harbor and attached to Submarine Squadron 12 (SubRon 12), the "Guppy" submarine operated in Hawaiian waters for a year and one-half before conducting a 12-day snorkel voyage from Pearl Harbor to the West Coast which ended upon her arrival at San Diego on 27 June 1950.

On 9 June 1951, Tiru sailed for the Far East and her first Western Pacific (WestPac) deployment. While in Asiatic waters, she operated in support of United Nations forces engaged in the Korean War. Then, after departing Yokosuka, Japan, on 26 November, the warship arrived at Pearl Harbor on 6 December. Her operations in the Hawaiian area continued until 24 February 1952, when Tiru got underway for her second WestPac deployment.

   
   
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3 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Tiru (SS-416)

Gray, Louis, CAPT, (1940-1960) OFF 112X Commander
Stein, John R, MCPO, (1945-1975) TM TM-0000 Seaman
Axene, Dean, RADM, (1944-1974) OFF Lieutenant Junior Grade

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