77 Rodney L. Fitz, Hixson, Tennessee

77 Rodney L. Fitz, Hixson, Tennessee

Rodney Lee Fitz

Rodney Lee Fitz
Rodney Lee Fitz

Rank/Rate:    Fireman

Birth Date:    May 24, 1962

From:    Hixson, Tennessee


Submarine:    USS Grayback (SS-574)

Loss Date:    January 16, 1982

Location:    Off the coast of the Republic of the Philippines

Circumstances:    Diving chamber accident

Remarks:     Information courtesy of Craig Miller, friend.

NavSource, Submarine Photo Archive for the USS GRAYBACK (SS-574)

No additional men were lost aboard the USS Grayback (SS-574)

Find a Grave Memorial: Rodney Lee Fitz, Chatanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association

Perpetuating the memories of submariners who didn’t come home

Chairman: Mike Anderson (SK2(SS)USN) | President: Patrick Ryan (YNC(SS), LCDR USN)

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