Wise, Donald Edward, MMC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
MM-9593-Submarine Repairman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1961-1963, MM-9593, USS Thresher (SSN-593)
Service Years
1948 - 1963
MM-Machinists Mate
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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1931
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Wise, Donald Edward, MMC.
 
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Home Town
Somerville, Massachusetts
Last Address
USS Thresher
Body not recovered/lost at sea.

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 1963
 
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Donald Edward Wise was born on November 11, 1931, in Somerville, Mass., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dexter L. Wise. He attended public schools in Massachusetts prior to entering the naval service in December 1948, at age 17.

He received his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill., and was later assigned to the heavy cruiser U.S.S. Salem (CA 139). Between torus of duty ashore at the naval installations at Norfolk, Va.; Argentia, Newfoundland; and New London, Conn., he subsequently served in the fleet oiler, U.S.S. Salamonie (AO 26), and the ammunition ship, U.S.S. Surbachi (AE 21).

Donald then volunteered for submarine duty and was accepted for training at the Submarine School located a the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. He was graduated on April 10, 1957. He was assigned to the U.S.S. Hardhead (SS 365), in which he became qualified as a submariner and was awarded his silver dolphins on April 24, 1958. He was selected for advance training in nuclear power and attended the schools at New London, and West Milton, N.Y. He successfully completed the course of instruction and on February 27, 1961, he was assigned to the nuclear powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).

During his naval service Donald had earned the Navy's Good Conduct Medal (four awards); National Defense Service Medal, Navy Occupations Medal with European Clasp, and the Navy Commendation Medal.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Virginia R. Wise of Arlington, Mass.; five chilren, Donald, Jr., Patit Anne, Nancy Ellen, John Arthru, and Phillip Alan. He also leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dexter L. Wise; four brothers, Richard P., James O, William, and D. Robert Wise, now on active duty witht he U.S. Navy; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Perry of Wilmington, Mass.

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  1961-1963, MM-9593, USS Thresher (SSN-593)

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  • Just outside the main gate of the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California, a Thresher-Scorpion Memorial honors the crews of the two submarines.[10]
  • In Carpentersville, IL the Dundee Township Park District named a swimming facility in honor of Thresher.[citation needed]
  • In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, there is a stone memorial with a plaque honoring all who were lost on Thresher. It is located outside the Albacore museum.[11]
  • A Joint Resolution was introduced in 2001 calling for the erection of a memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, but this proposal has yet to be adopted.[12]
  • On 12 April 1963, President John Kennedy issued an Executive Order (No. 11104) paying tribute to the crew of Thresher by flying flags at half-staff.[13]
  • In Eureka, Missouri, there is a marble stone at the post office on Thresher Drive honoring the "officers and crew of the USS Thresher, Lost 10 April 1963"[14]
  • In Salisbury, Massachusetts, the town paid tribute to USSThresher crewman Sonarman First Class Robert Edwin Steinel, a resident of the town, by naming a park in his honor "Robert E. Steinel Memorial Park". The tribute ceremony was attended by his wife, children, and other members of the USS Thresherfamily.



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Submarine

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USS Thresher (SSN-593)

Bell, John, PO1, (1958-1963) MM MM-3355 Petty Officer First Class
Heiser, Laird, PO1, (1956-1963) MM MM-3355 Petty Officer First Class
Middleton, Sidney Lynn, PO1, (1954-1963) MM MM-3355 Petty Officer First Class
Regan, John Sage, PO1, (1956-1963) MM MM-3355 Petty Officer First Class
Helsius, Marvin Theodore, PO2, (1959-1963) MM MM-3355 Petty Officer Second Class
Podwell, Richard, PO2, (1959-1963) MM MM-3355 Petty Officer Second Class
Kearney, Robert, PO3, (1961-1963) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kearney, Robert Dennis, PO3, (1961-1963) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Allen, Philip, LCDR, (1945-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
DiNola, Michael, LCDR, (1953-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Garner, Pat Mehaffy, LCDR, (1953-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Harvey, John Wesley, LCDR, (1950-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Lyman, John, LCDR, (1953-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Commander
Biederman, Robert, LT, (1954-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant
Collier, Merrill, LT, (1949-1963) OFF 117X Lieutenant
Babcock, Ronald Clare, LTJG, (1960-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Grafton, John, LTJG, (1961-1963) OFF 117X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Henry, James J., LTJG, (1960-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Malinski, Frank, LTJG, (1961-1963) OFF 117X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Parsons, Guy, LTJG, (1959-1963) OFF 112X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Wiley, John, LTJG, (1961-1963) OFF 117X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Shafer, Benjamin, MCPO, (1944-1963) EM EM-3364 Master Chief Petty Officer
Shafer, John, SCPO, (1947-1963) EM EM-3354 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Arsenault, Tilmon Joseph, CPO, (1943-1963) EN EN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Hewitt, Leonard, CPO, (1952-1963) EM EM-3354 Chief Petty Officer
Johnson, Robert, CPO, (1942-1963) TM TM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Pennington, Roscoe, CPO, (1943-1963) EM EM-3364 Chief Petty Officer
Pennington, Roscoe Cleveland, CPO, (1943-1963) EM EM-3364 Chief Petty Officer
Denny, Roy O., PO1, (1957-1963) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer First Class
Hoague, Joseph Hartshorne, PO1, (1957-1963) TM TM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hudson, John, PO1, (1954-1963) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Johnson, Brawner Garth, PO1, (1948-1963) FT FT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Klier, Billy, PO1, (1954-1963) EN EN-3355 Petty Officer First Class
Lanouette, Norman, PO1, (1946-1963) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lavoie, Wayne, PO1, (1954-1963) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Martin, Edward, LCDR, (1954-1974) EN EN-3356 Petty Officer First Class
Martin, Edward, LCDR, (1954-1974) EN EN-3356 Petty Officer First Class
Schiewe, James Michael, PO1, (1957-1963) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer First Class
Claussen, Larry, PO2, (1959-1963) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer Second Class
Dabruzzi, Samuel, PO2, (1956-1963) ET ET-3353 Petty Officer Second Class
Gaynor, Robert., PO2, (1957-1963) EN EN-3300 Petty Officer Second Class
Hodge, James Porter, PO2, (1958-1963) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer Second Class
Mann, Richard Herman, PO2, (1958-1963) IC IC-3354 Petty Officer Second Class
McClelland, Douglas, PO2, (1959-1963) EM EM-3354 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Robert, SCPO, (1958-1978) ET ET-3353 Petty Officer Second Class
Muise, Ronald Arthur, PO2, (1950-1963) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Musselwhite, James Alton, PO2, (1951-1963) ET ET-3353 Petty Officer Second Class
Philput, Daniel, PO2, (1959-1963) EN EN-3300 Petty Officer Second Class
Ritchie, James Patrick, PO2, (1958-1963) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Christianson, Edward, PO3, (1960-1963) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Clements, Thomas, PO3, (1959-1963) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cook, John, PO1, (1961-1969) 00 9901 Petty Officer Third Class
Davison, Clyde E., PO3, (1961-1963) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Day, Donald, PO3, (1959-1963) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kroner, George, PO3, (1960-1963) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
DiBella, Peter, SN, (1962-1963) ET ET-0000 Seaman
Johnson, Richard Lee, SN, (1961-1963) RM RM-0000 Seaman
Shotwell, Burnett Michael, SN, (1960-1963) ET ET-0000 Seaman
Axene, Dean, RADM, (1944-1974) OFF Commander

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