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Thursday, December 29, 2011

In Memory Of Mike And Tom

From the video description of this tribute by poster "Grunt Labor" to the Submariners lost aboard USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708) 5 years ago today: "My video memorial/tribute to Thomas Higgins and Mike Holtz, who were killed in the line of duty during a pilot transfer off the coast of Plymouth, England."

Sailors, Rest Your Oars.


Blogger Ret ANAV said...

Thanks, Joel.

12/29/2011 4:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lord God, our power evermore, Whose arm doth reach the ocean floor,
Dive with our men beneath the sea; Traverse the depths protectively. O hear us when we pray, and keep Them safe from peril in the deep.

12/29/2011 6:28 PM

Anonymous Dardar the Submarian said...

I lost a few shipmates over the years, but none to the sea. Stuff like falling asleep at the wheel or wrong place, wrong time during a robbery - that sorta thing.

No death should be taken lightly - not even 5 years later.

Thanks Joel, for the tribute.

12/30/2011 10:36 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ST2(SS) Mike HOLTZ was the father of my great-grandson, Kyle Michael BALDWIN. The family and I are doing all in our power to keep young Kyle aware of everything his Daddy stood for, and he is turning out to be the fine young man his Daddy would have found much pride in. His school work is exemplary, and he is sharp as a carpet tack, surely evidence of the excellent genes he inherited from his father! He treasures the USN mementos we have provided him, especially his MSP cover, dolphins, and tee shirt. Fair winds, shipmate!

12/30/2011 6:06 PM

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Was Chief Higgins on the Tinosa in the early 80's??

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