Charles Henry Garrison

Chuck was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on 26 May 1933.   He prepped at the Admiral Farragut Academy; entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, and graduated on 1 June 1956.


The first duty assignment upon graduation was aboard the Atlantic Fleet destroyer USS Putnam (DD757). Chuck attended Submarine School in 1958, and subsequently served aboard the USS Sennet (SS408) and the USS Trigger (SS 564).  He attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1964. He was Executive Officer of the USS Trutta (SS421) and commanded the diesel attack submarine USS Wahoo (SS 565) in Hawaii in 1969-1971.  After his submarine command he was assigned to the Pentagon.   Chuck’s final tour of duty was at the Naval Station Norfolk, VA.  Then in 1976, Commander Garrison retired from the Navy. During his Navy career, he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, and the Expert Pistol Medal. 


Chuck eventually settled in Las Vegas, NV in a close-knit community where he often boasted of his cherished career in the Navy and his wonderful family. Chuck died of heart failure on 22 Dec 1995.  He left behind his wife Irene, and seven children: Beth, Chuck 3rd, David, Barbara, John, Mary, and Caroline   He will always be remembered by his love of life and good times.  He devoted his life to his navy career and in return enjoyed an active and prosperous retirement.  His hobbies were golf, auto-mechanics, watching sports, and playing poker.