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Remembering the Thresher

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Scout McNally, 3, the great-granddaughter of USS Thresher crew member Walter Noonis is given a rose for her great-grandfather as Scout's sister Rowan, 2, left, removes a petal of her rose to be tossed into the Piscataqua River during a wreath ceremony as members of the submarine community gather in Portsmouth New Hampshire Saturday, April 6, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593). The Thresher was lost on April 10, 1963 off of the coast of New England.

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Arlene Healey, center, sister of USS Thresher crew member Robert Kearney, removes a petal of her rose to be cast into the Piscataqua River during a wreath ceremony as members of the submarine community gather in Portsmouth New Hampshire Saturday April 6, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593). The Thresher was lost on April 10, 1963 off of the coast of New England.

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Penny Shafer Craig, center, daughter of USS Thresher crew member Benjamin Shafer, looks at story boards memorializing the lost men of the USS Thresher as members of the submarine community gather in Portsmouth New Hampshire Saturday April 6, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593). The Thresher was lost on April 10, 1963 off of the coast of New England.

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Robert Flannery of the United States Submarine Veterans Thresher Base rings the memorial bell for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Electronic Technician Robert E. Charron, one of the civilian employees lost aboard the USS Thresher on April 10, 1963 as members of the submarine community gather in Portsmouth New Hampshire Saturday April 6, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of the submarine.

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Surviving crew members of the USS Thresher, Frank DeStefano, Ray Butler and Ira Goldman of Waterford, cast the wreath from surviving crew members off the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth, New Hampshire Saturday, April 6, 2013, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593). The Thresher was lost on April 10, 1963 off of the coast of New England.

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Ira Goldman of Waterford walks off of the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth New Hampshire Saturday April 6, 2013, after he and two of his surviving shipmates from the Thresher cast a wreath into the Piscataqua River to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the loss of the USS Thresher (SSN 593). The Thresher was lost on April 10, 1963 off of the coast of New England.

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USS Thresher

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