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QMC William Hibbs, USN

Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs Office
Bldg. 433, Bremerton, WA 98314-5020
Tom Danaher (360) 627-4031 or (360) 340-5411

RELEASE DATE: February 28, 2007
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR QMC WILLIAM HIBBS, USN
USS Bonefish veteran

A Memorial Service for QMC Will Hibbs will take place on Friday,
March 2nd at the Jackson Park Community Chapel at 1000 am.
Jackson Park Community Chapel is located on Olding Road in Jackson Park Navy Housing. It is an un-gated facility.

From Bremerton: Take the Austin Drive exit from Highway 3. Turn right and the first right hand turn is onto Olding Road. Parking lots are to the right, and below the Chapel complex.

From Silverdale: take the Austin Drive exit from Highway 3. Turn left at the stop sign, cross over Highway 3 and the first right hand turn is Olding Road.

 Point of contact: Tom Danaher, Naval Base Kitsap Public Affairs Officer - Phone: 360 627 4031

 I send this e-mail to our navigation community (both surface and sub-surface). We have lost one of our own this week to horrific traffic accident.

 For those of us who knew Will, know he was an honorable and well respected family man and Chief Petty Officer. He was also an unsung hero. It's probably not known by many that he was a survivor of the 1988 USS BONEFISH (SS-582) fire. In his effort to ensure all survivors escaped, he was the last one to make his way to safety before being picked up by the FFG.

 He was on active duty during:
- Cold War
- Desert Shield
- Desert Storm
- Desert Fox
- GWOT
- OEF
- OIF
 May you all find a moment in your prayers for his wife Monica and his three children; Nick, Jake and Emma.
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Rougeaux, James QMC (DDMA)