Friday, November 30, 2012

Captain Joe Talbert on Eternal Patrol

It is with a heavy heart that AIMM must announce the passing of Captain Joseph Truitt Talbert, Jr., USN (ret).

Captain Talbert was the last commanding officer of USS Razorback.  He commanded Razorback from December 19th, 1969, until she was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy on November 30th, 1970.

Captain Talbert qualified in submarines aboard USS Redfish (SS-395), one of the submarines that had been built alongside Razorback at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.  Captain Talbert also served aboard USS Salmon, USS Theodore Roosevelt, USS Carbonero USS Ulyssess S. Grant, and USS Sterlet.

Captain Talbert passed away at his home in Coronado, California with Emily, his wife of many years, at his side.  She noted that he had been in the hospital, battling pneumonia, but had just returned home - "He knew he was here and was happy."

We will post information as arrangements are know.

Sailor Rest Your Oars


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