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Luther D. Yarger, Commander, USN, (Ret.)

 

Born - November 25, 1930 in Clyde, Ohio

He joined the USN June 25, 1950.

He served in the following submarines:

        USS Sea Dragon (SSN584) (OPS/NAV/WEPS)

        USS Tecumseh (SSBN628) Gold XO

        USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN657) Blue CO

Military locations or stations in which he served included:

        MK48 Torpedo Project System

        NAVSEA (Division Director)

        Chief Staff Officer SUBRON 10

        Naval War College - Nuclear Prototypes

        A1W Idaho and D1G Ballston Spa - Operations Officer

        COMPHIBRON Six -Executive Officer

        USS Hampden County (LST803) - Engineer

        USS E.G. Small (DDR838)

Memorable experiences include:

        Prepared landing plan for Marine landing in Beruit 1958

        Navigator on first nuclear ship in Japan 1964

        Start Up and Certification of all MK48 Torpedo Support Facilities 1974-76

        Start Up of La Maddalena Base, Italy 1972

Awards:

        Commendation Medal

        China Service Medal

Expeditionary Medal (2)

American Defense Medal (2)

Vietnam Service Medal (3 types)

Retired February 28, 1977 with the rank of Commander

Married to Erica, from Manchester, England