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In Observance of Memorial Day 2024

In Observance of Memorial Day 2024

HELP US BUILD A MEMORIAL TO SUBMARINERS IN TENNESSEE May 27, 2024 Hello Friends. The Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association joins our fellow citizens today in commemorating the Americans who have made the supreme sacrifice for the United States. Among them were 88 men from Tennessee who were lost in war and peace serving in U.S. submarines and related duties. We invite you to visit the TSMA’s web site (Donate Link) and contribute to that effort. Today, we would like to…

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Lost Tennesseans | LTJG Frank Malinski

Lost Tennesseans | LTJG Frank Malinski

LCDR Frank Malinski, USN, of Memphis Tennessee served aboard USS Thresher (SSN593) when she was lost on April 10, 1963. Lieutenant Junior Grade Frank Malinski, US Navy Frank John Malinski was born on August 6, 1939, in Glen Ridge, N.J., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Malinski, Jr. He attended parochial schools as a youth, and was awarded the Ad Altar Dei Medal, highest Catholic Shout honor, for his outstanding performance as an Eagle Scout. Frank was an honor…

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Tolling of the Boats 2021 | Videos

Tolling of the Boats 2021 | Videos

TOLLING OF THE BOATS Every year the Tolling of the Boats Ceremony commemorates those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while serving aboard U.S. Navy submarines. The U.S. Submariners fo the Volunteer Base of USSVI in association with the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association hold a tolling every October at the Middle Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery. The videos of our October 2021 memorial ceremony are in two parts. The first includes remarks about the tolling ceremony and keynote remarks…

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Lost Submariners from Tennessee Index

Lost Submariners from Tennessee Index

This site is dedicated to the memory — the service and sacrifice — of Tennesseans who were lost in the line of duty in U.S. submarines and submarine related Navy duty. We have assembled a roster of our shipmates who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  We have formatted the roster  by the date of their loss and by the hull number of the ship or boat they were assigned to when lost.  We continue to look for historical materials to add…

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Giving | Kroger Community Rewards

Giving | Kroger Community Rewards

The Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and will receive a gift from Kroger every quarter. VISIT THIS PAGE TO ENROLL Here’s how it works: One of the ways in which we do this is through our Kroger Community Rewards program. This program makes fundraising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to an organization, all you have to do is shop…

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Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

Welcome to the home of the Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association. This is a temporary web site as we finish construction of our first online presence. Check back in a few days to see what we’ve done. The Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association is an independent, nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Tennessee exclusively for educational and charitable purposes. The Tennessee Submarine Memorial Association’s purpose is to educate members of the community about the sacrifice of thousands of American submariners and…

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