USS SCAMP Memorial
SCAMP memorial images provided
by George Arnold
Topeka-Jefferson City USSVI Base
Click thumbnail for full image
[ USSVI Webmaster note: The
following article was
copied from Paul W. Wittmer's
SubVetsWWII website ]
Excerpted from an article in
the August 1990 issue of The Scuttlebutt News
by: Jack Tolliver, who was
Deputy State Commander (SubVetsWWII) at that time.
On June 19, 1990 the US Submarine Vets
of WW II added a plaque to the Scamp Memorial located in the Capitol Building
Rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri. Dr. John Taylor was Master of Ceremonies.
The colors were presented by the Missouri
Championship Color Guard, which consisted of ILL-MO and MUDDY-MO members,
and after the benediction there were the introductions. The engineering
officer, COB (Chief of the Boat) and two men of the crew, all members of
the USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) expressed their pleasure in being there
and able to participate in the memorial program. Dr. Taylor gave a resume
of Scamp operations and elaborated on how the Scamp was selected as our
state boat when Dewey "Dutch" Dalwitz was State Commander. "Dutch"
was a crewmember of Scamp and received the Navy Cross for his valiant effort
in stopping a flooding condition through the sound head log that would
have resulted in loss of the boat had it been allowed to continue.
Click Thumbnail for full image
The plaque which was added to the memorial
was from the Pearl Harbor Sub Base Memorial which had been replaced and
re-dedicated in April of '88. Harold Ballenger and Jack Tolliver were in
attendance at this re-dedication and through the efforts of Past National
President, Harold, the original bronze plaque was obtained for Missouri.
The plaque displays the names of all
crewmembers that were lost with the Scamp and is an appropriate addition
to our State Memorial. To my knowledge, this is the only memorial located
in a State Capitol building and is viewed daily by visitors, especially
secondary school students, probably the most visited of any memorial.
USSVI Webmaster Note:
Image by George Arnold of Topeka-Jefferson
City USSVI Base
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
2900 Sheridan Road
|A Memorial dedicated to the Fifty-two
United States Submarines lost during World War II and the Crew and Officers
lost with them.
Lest We Forget
Built, Installed and Dedicated on 12 July
2003 by the Members and Wives of the ILL-MO Rebel Squadron of the US Submarine
Veterans of WWII.
Paul Wittmer, US SubVet WWII Missouri
State Commander, Presiding.
Jefferson Barracks National
Cemetery - Saint Louis MO
Contributed by Art Randall Director
USSVI Central Region
and Associate Member US SubVets of WWI I
Memorial Stone Photo Contributed
by Paul Wittmer
Member US SubVets WWII and US SubVets, Inc.
Photos of Jefferson Barracks,
Courtesy of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
USS NATHANAEL GREENE SSBN-636 Memorial
Dedicated on 3 April 2004
Installation took place February
19, 2004 at Nathanael Greene Park
in Springfield, Missouri.
The Monument Inscription Read:
This Memorial is dedicated to
Submarine Sailors both living
and deceased that dared to "Take Her Deep"
and especially those submariners that manned
the Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine
U.S.S. Nathanael Greene SSBN-636
During her 40 plus nuclear deterrent
1964 to 1986 these "Boomer" patrols comprised the 3rd leg
of our country's nuclear triad which so effectively
contained the Soviet Union and contributed greatly to
our country winning the Cold War.
Pride Runs Deep
This Memorial sponsored by the
United States Submarine Veterans Inc.
More about the memorial from
the Ozark-Runner Base
of I-70 in Missouri
It is scheduled to be dedicated in August of 2004.
US Submarine Veterans Memorial
Posting Date: 16 May 2004