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SHARKHUNTERS Salutes Veterans
LAWSON "RED" RAMAGE (948-1989)
United States Navy, Submarine Service
LAWSON "RED" RAMAGE commanded USS PARCHE (SS 384) during the war and was extremely successful. In the book "SUBMARINE" by EDWARD L. BEACH (1163-1989), RAMAGE was asked how he knew the manner to break into a convoy and attack from inside where the escorts could not get at him. "I read about a German U-Boat Skipper named Kretschmer and how he did it," was his reply. During one of his visits to the Kretschmer home in Germany, Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER (1-LIFE-1983) told this story to OTTO KRETSCHMER (122-1985). OTTO was dismayed and didn't believe it at first, but they pulled a copy of "SUBMARINE" from the bookshelf and there it was in black and white. OTTO was quite impressed, and we sent his greetings along to RAMAGE.
|Admiral RAMAGE was always supportive and helpful to Sharkhunters, and proud of his Membership.|
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