Memorial Day – A Tribute To The Crew Of The U.S.S. Bullhead (SS-332)

On Memorial Day we remember my second cousin Robert Ritchie

On Eternal Patrol

On Memorial Day we remember what Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur rose in the House of the Representatives in 1997…

By Marcy Kaptur

Mr. Speaker, although the end of the Second World War occurred over a half-century ago, Americans still honor and continue to remember the hundreds of thousands of men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in this, the greatest conflict of all human history.

I would like to take this time to honor the brave men who served on the U.S.S. Bullhead (SS-332). The U.S.S. Bullhead was the last major vessel lost by the United States in World War II, and with it went the lives of 84 American sailors.

On August 6, 1945, the U.S.S. Bullhead was plying the waters of the Java Sea when it was suddenly attacked by Japanese aircraft, which proceeded to drop 500-pound bombs* on the American submarine. Although presumed to have been sunk…

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