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U.S.S. Golet SS-361 / Still On Patrol

 
 
U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker
Inscription.  
A submarine built by Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Funds for this boat were raised by the citizens of Caddo Parish Louisiana. Launched One August, 1943. On her second patrol under command of LCDR. James S. Clark, was sunk by enemy depth charges on 14 June, 1944. All hands were lost- 82 men. May God rest their souls.
This memorial sponsored by the River Region Chapter-Submarine Veterans of World War II and is dedicated to honor our shipmates YNC (SS) Allan D. Goodson and MOMM I/C A.O. Jack Bajon.

Still on Patrol

U.S. Navy Submarines paid heavily for their success in World War II. A total of 374 officers and 3131 men on board these 52 U.S.Submarines still on "Patrol".

We shall never forget that it was our submarines that held the line against the enemy while our fleets replaced losses and repaired wounds.
--Fleet Admiral C.W. Nimitz, U.S.N.

I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths.
---Vice Admiral C.A. Lockwood, Jr. , U.S.N.
Commander Submarine Force
U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker
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1943-1946.
 
Erected by River Region Chapter-Submarine Veterans of World War II.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Still On Patrol series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1944.
 
Location. 30° 0.19′ N, 90° 9.346′ W. Marker is in Metairie, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Memorial is on Veterans Memorial Boulevard near Athania Parkway, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Metairie LA 70002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Metairie Ridge School (approx. 1½ miles away); Jefferson Parish (approx. 1.8 miles away); Labarre Road (approx. 2 miles away); Parish of Jefferson (approx. 2.2 miles away); 17th Street Canal Floodwall (approx. 2.3 miles away); City Of Metairie Ridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chartier Concession (approx. 2½ miles away); General John Bell Hood, CSA (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metairie.
 
More about this marker. Located in the Veterans Memorial Square, median of Vets. Blvd. at Lakeside Mall.
 
Regarding U.S.S. Golet SS-361 / Still On Patrol. Here are the names of the USS Golet crew.

George Robert Barlow • Elwin Charles Barnes
Richard Andrew Barta • Edward Ludwig Bartz
Donald William Beaulieu • Donald Lee Belcher
Carl
U.S.S. Golet SS-361 / Still On Patrol image. Click for full size.
Photographed By John D. Trolinger, July 16, 2021
3. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 / Still On Patrol
This memorial seems to be more about the people that erected it than the submariners lost on the USS GOLET. Nowhere are the names of the crew listed on this 'memorial.'
McCasland Bickham • Edward Richard Blackburn
John Wilson Breunig • John Warren Brown
Joseph Alfred Butor • Allan Harold Carr
James Seerley Clark • William Melvin Coram
Robert Raymond Danko • Walter Dearl Davidson
Clifton Dowey • Vinton Jordan Earle
Willard Archie Edwards • LeRoy Leo Germann
Herbert C. Goetz • George Leonard Gormley
Joseph Frederick Greenhalgh • Stanley Erwin Grumet
Oliver Clark Guest, Jr. • Robert Edward Hanley
Robert Edwin Hardy • Raymond Lavern Harville
George Donald Hendley • Robert Edward Hoffman
Elmer James Hughes • Jack Junior Humble
Robert William Infalt • Clarence Herman Johnson
Walter Maurice Kane, Jr. • John Kolbucar
John Mike Koutsos • Leo Richard Leinwand, Jr.
Cecil Burton Leonard • George James Lewis
Glen Gordon Lockwood • Horace Paul Lytle
Clifford Leroy Martin • William Evorn McCulough, Jr.
Harry Bland McLaughlin, Jr. • Ernest Wade Miller
Gilbert Lee Millhouse • Peter Paul Milus
Solomon Joseph Numair • Michael Parry
Melvin Lars Peterson • George Anthony Pinter
Frank Rudolph Pograis • Robert Charles Reichelt
Arthur Judson Rockwood • Julius Rose
James Guy Rymal • Walter Robert Sadler
Arvale Elvin Schlemmer • Ernest Ferdinand Schramm
Clifford Edward Sederstrand • Eugene Felix Sieracki
Robert Anton Simandl • Donald Bruce Smith, Jr.
George
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4. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker
Sterling, Jr. • Arthur Robert Stone
John Clinton Strout, Jr. • William Gene Stull
Jess Elmer Sturdivant • Emil Horace Sutherland
Woodrow Wilson Swartzback • Alfred Horatio Tarr
Roland Norris Thompson • Raymond Beverly Tinker
Alexander Scammel Wadsworth, III
Raymond Robert Walz • John Harris Wesley
Joseph Stanley White • Ernest Edward Whitney, Jr.
Roy Edgar Williams • Walter Joseph Winkle
Homer Don Wright
 
U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, May 11, 2019
5. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker
U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker
U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker image. Click for full size.
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7. U.S.S. Golet SS-361 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2019.   3. submitted on August 8, 2021, by John D. Trolinger of Hunt, Texas.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 19, 2019.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Add the names of the submarines listed on the lower plaque to the inscription. • Can you help?

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May. 19, 2022