USS Thresher

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Project




Board of Directors


A foundation is being formed to obtain 501.c(3) tax status in preparation for fundraising.


If you are interested in serving on the foundation's Board of Directors, helping to guide this project to success,  please email


Board Members


Vice Admiral Al Konetzni Jr., USN Retired


Rear Admiral John Clarke Orzalli, USN Retired


Captain Joseph Yurso, USN Retired


Cathy Billings, Daughter of Lieutenant Commander John Hilary Billings, USS Thresher


Thomas Wiley, Brother of Lieutenant Junior Grade  John Joseph Wiley, USS Thresher


David Gunter, Son of Chief Quartermaster Aaron Jackie Gunter, USS Thresher


Kevin Galeaz, Commander, USSVI Thresher Base








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