Eternal Patrol

Honor them with us, in your prayers, and your thoughts, those who have faithfully served the United States and are no longer with us.

Leroy Ippoliti

26 April 1931 - 14 October 2005

Qualified in Submarines on the USS Sirago SS-485, 1950

Highest Rank EM3 (ss)

Member USSVI joined 28 February 1992, Life 8 April 1994

Survived by his Spouse: Maureen

John T Dempster

1 January 1917 - 27 November 2006

Qualified in Submarines on the USS S-15 SS-120, 1941

Highest Rank Lieutenant Commander

Member USSVI joined 23 May 1991, Life 23 May 1991

Past Commander New Jersey South, Past Vice-Commander - Holland Club

Survived by his Loving Children, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren

Benjamin D. Gibson

28 May 2007

Qualified in Submarines on the USS Runner SS-476, 1955

Highest Rank EM1 (SS)

Member USSVI joined 1 January 1974, Life 11 April 1987

Survived by his Loving wife Alice,

His Children, Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren


Michael Bachman

17 July 1945 - 19 May 2009

Qualified in Submarines on the USS Sea Robin SS-407

Highest Rank MM3 (SS)

Member USSVI joined 28 October 1993, Life 17 October 2004

Survived by his Loving wife Pat

His Children and Grandchildren

Maitland Pearce

18 May 1925 - 20 September 2007

Qualified in Submarines on the USS Sea-Cat SS 399, 1944

Highest Rank EM2 (SS)

Member USSVI joined 11 May 1992, Life 14 December 1992

Survived by his Loving wife Judy

His Children and Grandchildren

Loren H. Publicover

May 28, 1928 - November 21, 2009

Qualified in Submarines on the USS Aspro SS-309, 1951

Highest Rank QM2 (SS)

Member USSVI joined 1 December, 2006

Survived by his Loving wife Jacqueline

His Daughter and Granddaughter


Andrew J. Chek

September 29, 2010

Qualified in Submarines USS Corsair SS435, April 1955

Highest Rank Engineman 3rd Class (SS)

Survived by his Loving wife Edna Mae

His Children and Grandchildren

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Bill Tobin, Charlie Baumgarten, Mait Pierce, Harry Lang

Bill Tobin

Bill Tobin

Born 03/24/1933 Brooklyn, NY. Went on Eternal Patrol: 12/28/2012

Ships / boats served on: SSG-577, DD-642, AD-19, SS-525, SS-342


George Hahne

George Hahne

Went on Eternal Patrol: 10/21/2013

He served in the Navy Submarine service from 1957-1961 and qualified in submarines on the USS Toro (SS-422) in 1958. He was a SOS3(SS) when he left the Navy.

Ships / boats served on: SS-422

Harry Lang retirement

Harry Lang

Born 2/7/1926. Went on Eternal Patrol on: 9/3/2014

Ships / boats served on: SS-0, SS-424, SS-343, SS-403, U-2513, SS-485

John DiFilippo 1940s

John DiFilippo

Went on Eternal Patrol on: 3/28/2017

Qualified in submarines on the USS Quillback (SS-424) in 1950 and was a ETC(SS) when he left the Navy.

Ships / boats served on: AO-45, PC-1216, PCS-1391, SS-214, SS-424, SS-475, SS-410, SS-419, SSN-592, AS-16


Bill Haden

Bill Haden

Went on Eternal Patrol: 1/6/2010

Qualified on the USS Toro (SS-422) in 1962 and was a MM1(SS) when he left the Navy.

Ships / boats served on: SS-422, DD-722, SS-347

George Platia

Salvatore “George” Platia

Went on Eternal Patrol: 10/2/2017

George was a proud crew member of the USS NAUTILUS (SS-168) as an RM1(SS) during WWII. George made historic patrols including the Battle of Midway and landing Carlson’s Raiders in ‘42. He was a proud member of US Subvets WWII, USSVI (Jersey Shore Base and Groton Base) and Scout Master of BSA Troop 1 (Nassau, LI, NY) in the 1950s.

Ships / boats served on: SS-168