Today you have the opportunity to buy up to four USS Ohio SSBN 726 Bronze Navy Submarine Medallion Medals from 1981. On the front of the medals it reads, "USS Ohio SSBN 726 Commissioned in November 1981, First Trident Missile Submarine". On the other side it reads, "USS Ohio, Designed and Built by The Men and Women of General Dynamics Electric Boat Division". All four medals come in their own blue velvet lined box.
**Condition: Each medal is in mint condition and all boxes are in near mint condition.
The Ohio was the lead submarine of her class with Nuclear-Powered fleet ballistic missiles. After sea trials in the summer of 1981, the USS Ohio was delivered to the U.S. Navy on October 28th, 1981, and was finally commissioned for sea service on November 11, 1981.
"In each Submarine there are men who, in the hour of emergency or peril at sea, can turn to the other for all aspects of operation of their Submarine. They are the crew. They are the Ship. In WWII, 52 submarines and 3505 crew members were lost to enemy fire or were struck by friendly fire mistaken for enemy submarines."
"I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths," said Vice Admiral C.A. Lockwood, Jr. U.S.N. Commander Submarine Force 1943 through 1946.
A wonderful gift for any veteran that served or is serving on a submarine. Each medal is $24.00 and you may buy as many as you wish. God Bless Our Vets!!!!
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