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THE
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL
ONLINE


OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI

WEBPAGE BEGUN APRIL 9, 1999

The purpose of the MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL website is to publicize its existence, the history of its concepton, planning, construction and the tremendous volunteer efforts put forth by dedicated individuals, municipalities, businesses and civic organizations.

The main theme will be to highlight the physical beauty of the memorial and that which it represents. It will feature on-going events as well as highlight the continuing efforts toward expansion and final completion of the memorial.

A link is provided that allows visitors to view biographical information pertaining to each of the Vietnam War fallen.

Within the webpage is a Memorial Register/Guestbook for visitor comments and shared memories.

And finally, the webpage will provide information as to how and where contributions may be made to support the memorial.

Text, photos, comments and suggestions are welcomed --

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http://www.ussvi.org/mem/submem.htm
Memorials
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State
Return to Listing by State                  Return to MAIN INDEX
Go here for the complete list of the 50 states and their assigned lost submarines from
the list of 52 LOST BOATS of World War Two as designated by the SubVets of WWII
Mississippi

TULLIBEE Memorial site - Ocean Springs MS
OCEAN SPRINGS
TULLIBEE MEMORIAL
Dedicated 2 August 2003

Located at
The Vietnam Memorial
3730 Bienville Blvd./Highway 90 E
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

         

Photo album of site and dedication is HERE
Image contributed by Dennis Gilbert
gilss310@bellsouth.net

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

The submarines being honored are:

Hull-No
Name
Delivered
Decommissoned
SS-284
SS-581

SSN-590
SSN-592
SSN-596
SSN-607
SSN-621
SSN-639
SSN-648
SSN-652
SSN-647
SSN-680
SSN-682
SSN-683
TULLIBEE
BLUEBACK

SCULPIN
SNOOK
BARB
DACE
HADDOCK
TAUTOG
ASPRO
PUFFER
POGY
WILLIAM H. BATES
TUNNY
PARCHE
11/11/1942*
6/4/1960

5/31/1961
11/4/1961
9/27/1963
4/17/1964
12/20/1967
8/30/1968
2/20/1969
7/31/1969
5/21/1971
5/1/1973
1/21/1974
8/15/1975
3/26/1944**
10/1/1990

8/3/1990
10/16/1986
12/20/1989
12/2/1988
4/7/1993
3/31/1997
3/31/1995
7/12/1996
6/11/1994
2/11/2000
3/13/1998
2003?
*  Launch date
** Date lost during a circular run of torpedo

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Section of TULLIBEE Memorial

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About

Our Memorial


THE NAMES

ON THE WALL

Photos Etched on the Memorial Wall
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
(Plans are to place the etched photos here as they are photographed)
Time frame? Hopefully in weeks. Thnkvermch --

PHOTOS YET TO BE ETCHED ON THE WALL
Here is where YOU CAN HELP


Please use your resources (internet, phone book, directory, vet orgs
within a city/county) to locate these missing names whose photos are
yet to be etched on the wall!! Please provide any information to:
Miss Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc.
P. O. Box 721
Biloxi, MS 39533-0721
mvvmc@bellsouth.net

HERE ARE THE NAMES
LET'S FIND THEM
~~~~~MISSING NAMES~~~~~

NAME SEARCH
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About
The
Mississippi
All Veterans Walkway

Purchase a Personalized Brick
for $100.00
Insure a permanent place of honor for your veteran
on the Mississippi All Veterans Walkway

Visit

PHOTO GALLERY


MS VIETNAM VET MEMORIAL DEDICATION
MEMORIAL GROUNDS
TULLIBEE MEMORIAL DEDICATION

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MEMORIAL DAY
TRIBUTE

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Memorial Day Service 2007

A Memorial Day Service will be held at the Memorial at 2 PM on Monday May 28, 2007.
Also at the memorial will be celebrated the 10th Anniversary of The Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For more information, contact: Larry Lucas
or Miss Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc. P. O. Box 721 Biloxi, MS 39533-0721

PAST MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
CLICK HERE

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DONATIONS TO THE MEMORIAL FUND
ARE WELCOMED
(AND SORELY NEEDED)

SEND TO:
Miss Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee, Inc.
P. O. Box 721
Biloxi, MS 39533-0721

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MEMORIAL
REGISTRY
(Guestbook)

SIGN Memorial Registry
Get your own FREE Guestbook from htmlGEAR
VIEW Memorial Registry


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Directions

The MEMORIAL SITE is located on U.S. Highway 90 East (also known as Bienville Blvd) on the grounds of the Ocean Springs Civic Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Arriving from the West on I-10, take the Ocean Springs Exit 50. You will be on Washington Avenue. Continue South on Washington until you cross the Ft Bayou Bridge, just prior to Highway 90. At the intersection of Washington and Highway 90, turn left and travel East for 2.8 miles. When you pass the Ocean Springs Hospital on the left (at the intersection of Highway 90 and Vancleve Road) continue on East for 1 mile. The Memorial is located on the right side of the Highway.

Arriving fiom the East on I-10, take Exit 57 on Highway 57. Continue South for 2.9 miles to intersection of Highway 57 and Highway 90. Turn West on Highway 90. The Memorial is located 3 miles on the left side of Highway 90.

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~~~~~~~~~~~ LINKS ~~~~~~~~~~~

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WEBSITES
PROVIDING LINKS TO
MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL ONLINE

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Visit  Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center (ABCCC) Reunion Homepage

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Visit   U.S. Air Force 12th Tactical Fighter Wing Page

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Visit  401st TFW REUNION ASSOCIATION

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Visit  USSVI TULLIBEE BASE OF MISSISSIPPI

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