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USS Nathanael Greene

SSBN-636

 
 
USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 4, 2005
1. USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636 Marker
Inscription. This memorial is dedicated to all U.S. submarine sailors both living and deceased that dared to "take her deep," and especially those submariners that manned the fleet ballistic missile submarine

USS NATHANAEL GREENE SSBN-636

during her 40 plus nuclear deterrent patrols from 1964 to 1986. These boomer patrols comprised the 3rd leg of our country's nuclear triad which so effectively contained the Soviet Union and contributed greatly to our winning the Cold War.

PRIDE RUNS DEEP
 
Erected 2004 by Ozark Runner Base, United States Submarine Veterans, Inc., Springfield, Missouri.
 
Location. 37° 10.377′ N, 93° 19.799′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from South Scenic Avenue 0.9 miles north of West Battlefield Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Monument located on the grounds of Nathanael Greene Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2400 South Scenic Avenue, Springfield MO 65807, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First School-House in Greene County (approx. 2.3 miles
USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636 crest image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 4, 2005
2. USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636 crest
away); Zagonyi's Charge (approx. 2.3 miles away); First Cabin in Springfield (approx. 2.8 miles away); Kickapoo Indian Village (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle of Springfield (approx. 3 miles away); Wilshire Apartments (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Landers Theatre (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Website of the USS Lapon. (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia - USS Lapon (SSN-661). (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
3. Wikipedia - USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636). (Submitted on December 19, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, Cold
 
USS Lapon (SSN-661) image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, August 4, 2005
3. USS Lapon (SSN-661)
The sail of the USS Lapon rests near the USS Nathanael Greene marker at American Legion Post 639 (2660 South Scenic Avenue). The sail of the USS Nathanael Greene is in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
 
 
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