Charleston Base Bids Farewell To EN2 (SS) Marshall Pappy Henderson - WWII Veteran On Eternal Patrol

Marshall Pappy Henderson EN2 (SS) U. S. Navy (Ret.), 90, of Hanahan, SC, was laid to rest on 26 August 2013 with full military honors.

USSVI Charleston Base and Fleet Reserve Association Low Country Branch 269 Chaplains led the services. USSVI Charleston Base presented Pappy's family with several mementos of service and the Fleet Reserve Association held a 'two bell' ceremony. USSVI Charleston Base conducted a very formal graveside flag folding ceremony and presentation.

Silent Service TV Series Now Available As A Free Download

Thanks to the generosity of USSVI Northern VA Base member Ray Stone, the following episodes are available for downloading at this site are from the submarine adventure series 'The Silent Service' which aired during the 1957-1958 television seasons.

The Silent Service is a documentary styled anthology series about the U.S. Navy's submarine fleet and their missions during World War II and the Korean War. Every episode was fact based and the realism of the show was elevated by the use of actual combat footage from the files of the United States Navy.

The stories, which varied between the South Pacific during World War II, the Atlantic campaign and the Korean War, were the brainchild of Rear Admiral Thomas T. M. Dykers, himself a WWII submariner who commanded USS Jack (SS-259) and retired from the Navy in 1949 after 22 years of service.

Admiral Dykers also did an intro piece for each episode, narrated the action and filmed a closing segment, usually with a member of the crew of the submarine that was highlighted on that particular episode.

Each season was comprised of 39 episodes. All of the episodes for season one are complete, however there are three missing episodes for season two. If anyone has copies or knows where they are available, please let Ray know.

In addition to the episodes, Ray has included copies of the press kits that were issued to the stations along with the films. He also included episode summaries which are handy in preparing notices / programs for individual viewing.

All episodes are in MP4 format. Ray suggests downloading to your device rather than trying to view online. Each episode is about 30 min. in length so consider that when trying to download.

To download the TV episodes, go to and click on the DOWNLOAD link at the bottom of the page.

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