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Richard Ferdinand Kunze

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August 2017 Richard Kunze Eternal Patrol Photos

Our Perch Base Commander Richard Kunze departed on Eternal Patrol on August 14, 2017.
Richard was a Holland Club (50+ years submarine qualified) and a Life Member. In addition to his role as Perch Base Commander, he previously served as the Base Vice Commander and Chief Of The Boat (COB.)
Richard joined the Navy in 1960, qualified in 1961 on the USS Aspro (SS-309) and also served on the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624,) the USS Finback (SSN-670) and the USS Birmingham (SSN-695) prior to his retirement from the Navy in 1980 as a Senior Chief Electricians Mate, EMCS(ss).

USS Sea Fox (SS-402)

Richard Kunze's qual boat, USS Aspro (SS-309)

Richard is survived by his sister, Margaret Kunze, of Los Angeles, CA.

Your Brothers of the 'Phin Have the Watch.
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Shipmate.

Eternal Patrol Dolphins

Perch Base SubVets conducted a memorial service on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 AM hosted at the Surprise/Sun City Salvation Army. The Salvation Army also hosted coffee and pastries prior to the service and lunch following the service. Perch Base SubVets are grateful to the Salvation Army for their generosity.
An inurnment ceremony will be conducted September 27, 2017, 10:00 AM, with full Navy honors at the National Cemetery of Arizona.
Additional details for lunch following the inurnment will we posted when available.

Pictures from the Memorial Ceremony.

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Prior to the Memorial Service and during the luncheon after the Memorial Service, a slideshow presentation of pictures of Richard Kunze was displayed.
The following pictures were included in the slideshow presentation.

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