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West Islip in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph F. Miller, Jr.

 
 
Joseph F. Miller, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 16, 2017
1. Joseph F. Miller, Jr. Marker
Inscription.
In Memoriam

Joseph F. Miller, Jr.

3rd Cl. P.O. U.S.N.
Reported missing on nuclear
submarine USS Scorpion 589
June 5, 1968

 
Location. 40° 41.83′ N, 73° 18.43′ W. Marker is in West Islip, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Higbie Lane and Montauk Highway, on the left when traveling north on Higbie Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Islip NY 11795, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Grange Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Porters Landing (approx. 0.6 miles away); Conklin House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Babylon Town Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Babylon Railroad Company Trolley Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Babylon Village Fountain (approx. 0.9 miles away); Babylon's Heros World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Captain Joel Cook Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  USS Scorpion (SSN-589) (Wikipedia). "USS Scorpion (SSN-589) was a Skipjack-class nuclear submarine of the United States Navy and the sixth vessel of the U.S. Navy to carry that name. Scorpion was lost on 22 May 1968,
Joseph F. Miller, Jr. Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, February 16, 2017
2. Joseph F. Miller, Jr. Marker - Wide View
The Miller memorial is the monument in the foreground, with the 2 monuments behind it being neither historical markers or war memorials.
with 99 crewmen dying in the incident. USS Scorpion is one of two nuclear submarines the U.S. Navy has lost, the other being USS Thresher. It was one of four mysterious submarine disappearances in 1968, the others being the Israeli submarine INS Dakar, the French submarine Minerve and the Soviet submarine K-129." (Submitted on September 27, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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