THE 1999 USS MENHADEN (SS-377)
RENO, NEVADA, SEPTEMBER
The USS Menhaden Reunion was held in conjunction with the Reunions
of the USS Cabezon (SS-334), the USS Stickleback (SS-415), and the USS
Ethan Allen (SSBN-608). Jim Carpenter, former TM2(SS) on the Menhaden,
1953-54, organized all of the Reunions because he had formerly served on
all of these boats.
"Tolling of the Boats" Ceremony for the Submarines and Crews
Lost in World War II.
Jim Carpenter, former TM2(SS), Menhaden, 1953-54, is the one
on the right with the blue vest.
From Extreme Left, clockwise around the table: Don Mansfield,
former QM2(SS) on the Menhaden; Lori Horton is hidden behind my brother's
green hat; John Mansfield, former RM2(SS), Menhaden; unidentified woman;
Bill "Robbie" Robinson, former TM3(SS), Menhaden, 1960-63; on the far right
is Don Walker, former IC3(SS), who also served with me on the Menhaden
in the early 1960's; Dave "Grog" Carpenter, former IC2(SS); and finally,
my brother, John "Shotgun Jack" Carpenter, former U.S. Army Special Forces,
(Above Images Courtesy of Jim Carpenter, TM2(SS), Menhaden,
Left to Right: O. G. "Glen" Glendening, former STCM(SS), Menhaden,
1969-71; Dave "Grog" Carpenter and John Mansfield.
(Above Image Courtesy of John Mansfield, RM2(SS), Menhaden,