New Scorpion Memorial at AIMM
This past weekend, Bob Nesbitt of Flooring Consultants, Inc., began work on a memorial to USS Scorpion on the grounds of the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum. While a few details remain to be “touched up”, the memorial is complete enough to show.
The memorial is outside the gate, so it will be accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The text at the bottom reads:
In Memory of ETN2 Richard G. Schaffer
1963 Graduate of Sylvan Hills High School
Crewmember USS Scorption (SSN-589)
Dedicated to the 99 Men of the USS Scorpion (SSN-589)
Declared Lost With All Hands 5 June 1968
To All Those on Eternal Patrol
Detail of Memorial
Detail of the Memorial