Sad to note
WWII submarine veteran's group disbands. Their last national convention was attended by 62 people; their youngest member is 86 years old.
"Submarines were just 2 percent of the Navy's fleet then [WWII], but subs sank more than 30 percent of the Japanese navy and nearly 5 million tons of shipping. About 16,000 men served on submarine war patrols. The submarine force lost 52 boats and more than 3,500 men."