Allan L. Andrade

Al Andrade’s life began and ended in Hawaii, where he retired as a commander. He grew up as a typical son of the Aloha State, playing football and wrestling for Punahou and enjoying fishing near his home in Lanakai.  He was also proud of his longtime membership in the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki.  He came to USNA via Monterey Junior College, the University of Hawaii, and Bullis Prep School. 


Al entered the submarine service in 1958, and subsequently served on BLACKFIN, and CUSK, and as CO SABALO beginning in July 1969.  While in the Vietnam combat zone, his submarine delivered and picked up Marines near the border of North Vietnam. The ship received the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation with Gallantry Cross.


After retiring in his home state, Al worked as a stockbroker for Smith, Barney, Inc. where he set a firm record for the most new accounts opened by a rookie.  His success was a direct result of his warm outgoing personality.  He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Oahu Country Club, and president of Pearl Harbor Rotary.  Al Andrade died of complications of cancer on 22 November 1997. His widow, Amelia, still lives in Hawaii.  The six Andrade children are Mark, Glenn, Tracey, Terri, Sheryl, and Allison.