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Dr John Fakan

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Bruce: A sad note Dr. John Fakan, the person who hosted our Memorial at the USS Cod, passed away July 5 after a long bout with cancer. He was a major player in determining what caused the loss of the Grunion, and was responsible for getting Navy recognition of the wreck. My wife Susan […]

Video of Chiyo’s 100th Birthday

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June 23d 2012 Bruce If you go to and download (right click) there is a remarkable video produced by Tadashi Ogawa of Ortus of Chiyo’s 100 birthday. Dependent on internet speed it will take about 30 minutes to download.

Chiyo Shinoda

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Bruce Received this note from Kazuo today: Chiyo was 101 in February. Dear friends, My mother, Chiyo, has been gone in peace today. Thanks for your favor during in her lifetime. Best Regards Kazuo

July 30, 2011

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As we mark the anniversary of the loss of USS Grunion (SS-216) on July 30, 2011, let us pause to remember our 70 brave and valiant men who paid the ultimate price 69 years ago. We Remember Them (By Sylvia Kamens and Jack Riemer) In the rising of the sun and in its going down, […]

Chiyo Shinoda 100th Birthday

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On February 16th Chiyo was 100. She received a number cards and gifts from the Grunion Family. This is her son’s Kazuo’s reply. Dear Bruce John and Susan Abele, Mary and Dick Bentz and each of the family of USS Grunion, Thank you for your wonderful presents on my mother’s 100th birthday. She is deeply […]