Richard Gray Lacher

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  • Name: Richard Gray Lacher
  • Location of Birth: St. Cloud, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: April 30, 1941
  • Date of Death:
  • Parents: Joe and Marian Lacher
  • High School and Class: 1959 - St Cloud Tech
  • College: University of Minnesota - Bachelor of PhysicsNaval Post Graduate School - Master of Science
  • Highest Rank: O-5 Commander
  • Branch: Navy
  • Other Branch:
  • Date Sworn In: June 26, 1964
  • Place Sworn In: University of Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: October 31, 1984
  • Place of Discharge: Washington, D.C.
  • Units and Locations:
    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    June, 1964 September, 1964 Leave
    September, 1964 February, 1965 Submarine School - New London, Connecticut
    February, 1965 February, 1967 USS Ronquil SS396, San Diego, California
    March, 1967 April, 1969 USS Thornback SS418
    April, 1969 March, 1971 Submarine School Instructor
    April, 1971 July, 1971 USS Sirago SS485 - 3rd Officer
    July, 1971 March, 1974 USS Cobbler SS344 - 3rd Officer
    April, 1974 April, 1976 Naval Post Graduate School - Monterey, California
    March, 1976 April, 1976 Pre Executive Officer, Submarine School
    April, 1976 March, 1978 USS Trout SS566, Executive Officer
    April, 1978 May, 1981 Special Systems Project Officer, Washington, D.C.
    June, 1981 September, 1984 Special System Project Officer, London, England, Liaison Officer
  • Military Awards:
    Meritorious Service Medal
    National Defense
    Navy Expeditionary Medal
    Vietnam Service Medal
    Navy Unit Commendation
    Battle "E" Ribbon

  • Military Highlights:
    Ronquil - Assistant Engineer/OPS Supply Officer. 2 WSI Pacific Deployments, 4 Classified Patrols, Qualified in Submarines (Dolphins)
    Thornback - Operations Officer, Navigator, Engineer, Deployment to Mediterranean
    Submarine School - Instruction Officer Submarine School Courses
    Sirago - Third Officer Navigator OPS Officer
    Cobbler - Third Officer Navigator OPS Officer, Deployed to "Gitmo"
    Naval Post Graduate School - Monterey, CA - M.S. Systems Technology
    Strategic Systems Project Office - Washington, D.C. - Advance Missile Technology/Intelligence Officer
    Strategic Systems Project Office - Ministry of Defense, London, England, Liaison officer with United Kingdom Submarine Missile Force

  • Wars Involved:
    Vietnam

  • MIA / POW:

  • Civilian Life:

  • Tribal Affiliation(s):