Arizona Silent Service Memorial |  honoring those who served

 

Last Update:  December 3, 2020

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.

MONUMENT FEATURES (TAKE A TOUR)

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MILESTONES ACHIEVED

ASSM Milestones
Summer 2013 ASSM Concept Defined, Presented, and Accepted by Perch Base Chapter. ASSM Foundation Committee Established Enter Local News Coverage
4 February 2014

ASSM Senate Bill 1401 introduced to State Legislature

 
24 April 2014

SB 1401 signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer

 
8 July 2014
ASSM 501(c)3 Status Approved
 
  Funding Goals Achieved  
January 2020 Memorial Construction Begins at Local Construction Firms  
22 June 2020
ASSM Approved by Arizona State Administration
 
3 August 2020
ASSM Ground Breaking Ceremony held at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza and Construction Begins on site.
 
27 August 2020 ASSM Center Piece arrives and placed in the monument's space. Click here to take you to the 5:30 minute video.  
28 September 2020

Lei Cutting and Dedication Ceremony

held at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

 
17 April 2021
Official Dedication Ceremony - Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
 

 

ASSM MONUMENT FEATURES PAGE.

Memorial Submarine Replica

MEMORIAL LOST BOAT WALL

(Needed are close up images of the final wall area and the individual boat blocks)

MEMORIAL BRICK PAVER WALK AREA

A 4,200 brick paver walk area (Is this number correct?)

- how they are arranged, who did and why.

Click here for the ASSM Brick Paver Index

MEMORIAL BENCHES

MEMORIAL PLAQUES, SYMBOLS, SEALS, and BENCHES

identify them all and explain what they are and what is engraved on them.

The Great Seal of the United States of America

The Great Seal of the United States Navy

(Need to check the version used on monument as there are many)

Gold Dolphins
Silver Dolphins
The Arizona Silent Service Memorial Dedication Plaque

Arizona Submarine Veterans Memorial Plaque

The plaque shown on this special plaque pays tribute to those from Arizona who served on submarines that were lost at-sea.  The names are linked to extended biographies. 

Name
Rank/Rate
Era
Submarine
Arizona State Hometown
Enlisted - RM2
WW II
USS Scamp (SS-277)
Tucson
Enlisted - SA
WW II
USS Capelin (SS-289)
Florence
Enlisted - TM2
WW II
USS Robalo (SS-273)
Bisbee
Enlisted - RM2
Pre-WW II
USS S-4 (SS-109)
Globe
Enlisted - TM2
WW II
USS Albacore (SS-218)
Somerton
Enlisted - GM3
WW II
USS Swordfish (SS-193)
Peoria
Enlisted - CS3
WW II
USS Grampus (SS-207)
Winslow
Enlisted - EMC
WW II
USS Runner (SS-275)
Phoenix
Officer - LCDR
WW II
USS Pompano (SS-181)
Tucson
Enlisted - SN
WW II
USS Argonaut (SS-166)
Tucson
Enlisted - EM3
WW II
USS Harder (SS-257)
Show Low
Enlisted - CS1
WW II
USS Growler (SS-215)
Douglas
Officer - LTJG
WW II
USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Tucson
Enlisted - MM1
WW II
USS Albacore (SS-218)
Litchfield Park
Enlisted - SN
WW II
USS Scamp (SS-277)
Morenci
Enlisted - SN
WW II
USS Harder (SS-257)
Central
Enlisted - MM2
WW II
USS Gudgeon (SS-211)
Morenci
James Edward McGahan
Enlisted - QM3
WW II
USS Snook (SS-279)
Phoenix
Verne Leslie Skjonsby
Officer - LCDR
WW II
USS Wahoo (SS-238)
TBD
Memorial Dedication Plaque
Seals and Symbol Sponsors
Lost Boat Sponsors
The Arizona Silent Service Memorial Committee Members Dedication Plaque
Memorial Podium
Dedication Bench
Dedication Bench

 

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Website developed and maintained by Ray Olszewski USS TUNNY (SSG-282) 1958-1962 Boat Yeoman YN1(SS) and IS1(SS) USSVI Life Member and Author of USS TUNNY: A History, Tribute and Memoir.