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Happy 97th birthday to American hero Loyal A. Huson

Loyal A. Huson WW2 Submarine Veteran celebrated his 97th birthday on June 12, 2022 at Southern Meadows in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

As a Torpedoman’s Mate, Loyal made four war patrols aboard the USS Tinosa SS-283. Loyal is a proud member of Hydeman’s Hellcats, the USS Tinosa being one of nine submarines that threaded their way through the heavy minefields in the Tsushima Strait and into the Sea of Japan completing “Operation Barney” one of the most famous missions in US Navy Submarine History in June of 1945 .

The Operation Barney Mission earned praise from Vice Admiral Charles A. Lockwood in which he awarded each submariner a scroll deeming them “Mighty Mine Dodgers” and forever cementing their place in Naval History as a true “Hellcat of the US Navy.”

Loyal is a  Life Member of Twin Lakes Base United States Submarine Veterans and  a Life Member of Hoevell-Barnett VFW Post 1341, Bull Shoals, Ar. 

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