Photo courtesy of Carnegie Science Center
By Justin Criado
The United States Submarine Veterans Inc. and the Pittsburgh USS Requin Base will host a Sept. 11 Memorial Service and Tolling of the Bells on board the USS Requin submarine at the Carnegie Science Center Friday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. More than 200 veterans and their families are expected to attend, according to a press release. The public is invited to watch from the shore.
Captain Jeffrey S. Coran, Commanding Officer of the Steel City NROTC, will preside over the ceremony. Other guests will include Al Singleman, National commander, United States Submarine veterans; Huey Dietrich, Host Base (Requin Base) Commander; Commander Leon McClain, Commanding Officer United States Coast Guard Safety Unit; Commander John Calvert, Commanding Officer Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh; Craig Frangente, Commanding Officer Navy Operational Support Center; Senior Chief Robert McQuery, USCG CGC Osage; and Lieutenant commander Rick Elster, (ret.) Co-Chairman.
The Memorial Service is part of the annual, week-long Submariners Convention, which provides submariners an opportunity to unite with their fellow shipmates and submariners from other boats. During this time of fellowship, veterans are afforded the opportunity to remember and recognize those who have given their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country.