USS Drum
In Memory of our Departed Shipmates


Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

Alfred Tennyson

MM2 (SS) Robert Alan Doolan
Passed away June 22, 2016
Served on Drum 1980-84
Link to Robert's Obituary

STS2 (SS) Benjamin Paul Rash
Passed away February 10, 2015
Served on Drum 1978-83
Link to Ben Paul's Obituary

ET2 (SS) John D. Henery
Passed away April 9, 2012
Drum Plankowner  served 1970-74
Link to John's Obituary

TMCM (SS) David B. Follo
Passed away December 3, 2012
Drum Plankowner  served 1970-72
Link to Dave's Obituary

ET1 (SS) Phillip Lindemuth
Passed away May 4, 2012
Link to Phillip's Obituary

EM2 (SS) David Boyle
Passed away December 2011
Served on Drum 1977-81

STS2 (SS) Steve Harold
Passed away February 20, 2011
A Plankowner serving on Drum 1970-74
Link to Steve's Obituary

MM2 (SS) Tony Meissner
Passed away November 19, 2010
Served on Decommissioning crew 1992-95
Link to Tony's obituary

MMC (SS) Raymond E. Binns
Passed away January 6, 2009
A Plankowner serving on Drum 1970-73
Link to Ray's obituary

MM2 (SS) Gary Lee Birkenbuel
Passed away September 12, 2007
Served on Drum 1972-76
Link to Gary's obituary

SN Stephen P. Skillern
Passed away August 21, 2006
Served on Drum 1991-92
Link to Steve's obituary

EM2 (SS) Michael A. Moffitt
Passed away October 25, 2004
Served on Drum 1976-80

Lieutenant Stanley L. Dunaway
Passed away April 14, 2004
Served on Drum 1993-95 
Link to Stan's obituary

TM1 (SS) John "Stretch" Goodson
Passed away February 27, 2004
Served on Drum 1973-77


RMCS (SS) Granerson "Granny" Hester
Passed away May 3, 2003
Drum COB 1973-75

FTGC (SS) Clifford F. Watson
Passed away December 20, 2001
A Drum Plankowner serving 1970-72
Link to Cliff's obituary 

RMC (SS) Billye F. Frisch
Passed away November 21, 2001
A Drum Plankowner serving 1970-73
Link to Billye's obituary

MMCM (SS) Conrad J. Gillaspie 
Passed away February 2, 2000
Served on the Drum 1994-95

ETC (SS) Raymond A. Chamliss
Passed away January 1, 1992
A Drum Plankowner serving 1970-73

ET1 (SS) Mike Rizner
Passed away December 24, 1982
Served on the Drum 1978-1982
Tribute to Mike 





Revised: December 06, 2014