Region Briefs
Pascagoula Mississippi Press, MS - 06 Oct 2002

Submarine Groups Merge

The Magnolia Rebel/William J. Cheek Chapter of the Submarine Veterans of World War II
and the Tullibee Base, Submarine Veterans have merged. Although the two
organizations will retain their separate identify, meetings will be shared, and projects
undertaken that will be of benefit to the submarine organizations.

The Submarine Veterans of World War II includes members who served in the submarine
service up to December 31, 1946 with associate members being from various other
military organizations. The Submarine Veterans Inc. is comprised of submarine veterans
of World War II as well as those serving in the submarine service to the present date.

Projects undertaken range from supporting the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, which
provides scholarships to qualified candidates; participating in local patriotic activities,
memorial burials, providing scholarships to two homeport sailors, and the construction of
a memorial to the
USS Tullibee (SS284), a submarine that was sunk during World War II.
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