submitted by Jim Rogers
Edmond Kay, senior member US SubVets WWII, Los Angeles Chapter, has gone to sea for final dive. Ed passed on 19 Aug 02. After a very impressive service at his Masonic Lodge, attended by about 50 shipmates, his cremains were taken to San Diego by Jim Rogers 2nd V.P. and Mark Maynard Memorial Director and Mark Denger past CDR LA/PAS BASE USSVI. After a brief ceremony at the Submarine Memorial on the SUB BASE, attended by COB of Salt Lake City SSN716 AND SEVERAL OTHER CREWMEN Ed's cremains were transferred to the care of the Submarine.
At 1100 hrs, 11 Sept ,USS SALT LAKE CITY sailed and at approx 1500 hrs, after a brief ceremony atop the sail including a prayer, rifle salute, the boat took a final dive for Ed Kay.
His cremains were left topside and the boat took to the area known by Submarine sailors. This service was filmed and the tape and National Ensign along with a great letter from the C.O. of the boat were returned to Jim Rogers. He presented them to the widow Dorothy. She presented the flag to the L.A. CHAPTER and it will be flown over the WEST COAST SUBMARINE MEMORIAL at SEAL BEACH, CALIFORNIA.
Ed is missed by all hands of this Chapter. May he find smooth seas .Sailor rest your oar. God speed. Jim Rogers 2nd V.P. Los Angeles Chapter Submarine Vets WWII and CDR. LA/PASADENA BASE USSVI.
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