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THE
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
PHOTO GALLERY

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MEMORIAL DEDICATION
MAY 30, 1997

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````````````````Photos Courtesy of Jack Blundell``````````````````

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TULLIBEE MEMORIAL
Dedicated 2 August 2003

TULLIBEE MEMORIAL PHOTOS

Background:

The Submarine Veterans of WWII assigned each of the 52 Submarines that were lost during WWII to a State for the purpose of establishing Memorials to the dedication of the men and boats now on eternal patrol. New York and California were awarded two each.

The State of Mississippi was awarded the USS TULLIBEE (SS-284).

The TULLIBEE was sunk by a circular run torpedo during a night surface attack. Her other fish sank her target. There was one survivor, Clifford Kuykendall, GM2, who spent the remainder of the war as a POW.

TULLIBEE Base, USSVI and Magnolia Rebel/W. J. Cheek Chapter, Submarine Veterans of World War II have united in order to erect a monument in honor of the TULLIBEE. Because of this joint nature it was decided that the monument should depict more than the TULLIBEE.

in addition to the story of the TULLIBEE's last run and a list of her crew the site also displays:

...The 41 for Freedom Boomers
...The 13 boats built in Mississippi at Ingalls Shipbuilding, with Ships Patches and special recognition for the BLUEBACK as the last Diesel boat built for the US Navy
...A list of all Submarines lost in WWII
...Submarines lost other than in WWII
...Quotes from famous people regarding Submarines and Submariners
...Logos of both Organizations
...Dolphins
...Pictures of a Fleet Boat and a Nuclear Boat surfacing
...The Submariner's Prayer

The monument is engraved on both sides; is 14 feet long and 4 feet high, and is mounted on a pedestal raising it to nearly 6 feet at the top.

The Submarine community, Bases and individuals contributed funds toward the monument and additional funds were received from:

    Jackson County Board of Supervisors
    City of Pascagoula
    City of Gautier
    Northrop-Grumman Ship Systems


Information provided by:

C. L. "Harv" Harvey
Commander, Tullibee Base, USSVI
HarvGayle@aol.com

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