USS Thresher activities and Information

A couple hundred Thresher family members are going to be coming to town April 11th for the annual memorial service. for more information visit:                http://www.theweeklysentinel.com/  Page 10

Family rediscovers USS Thresher commander’s letters:

In February 1963, just two months before the fatal cruise that would claim his life and 128 shipmates, USS Thresher skipper John Wesley Harvey wrote a letter to third-grader Beth Barfoot.

Harvey, a 35-year-old Navy lieutenant commander, had just taken the helm of the $45 million fast-attack submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. The Thresher (SSN 593) was the first in a dynamic new class of vessels created to counter the threat of Soviet aggression at the height of the Cold War.

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