Navy to scatter vet’s ashes near site of 1963 sub sinking
The USS Thresher went down off Cape Cod on April 10, 1963, killing all 129 men on board in the nation’s deadliest submarine disaster.
For half a century Navy Capt. Paul “Bud” Rogers struggled with feelings that it should have been him — and not his last-minute replacement — on the doomed voyage. After Rogers died last year, his family asked if the Navy could perform a burial ceremony near the site of the sinking.
His ashes and a Navy chaplain were aboard the USS Springfield when it left the base in Groton on Tuesday.