This site contains a full history of our ship, a listing of her crew, an honor page of those that gave their lives aboard her during war time and members who have died after their time aboard. You’ll find pictures of the Henrico, some of the ships company and some new amphibious landing craft with links to other ships and points of interest.
If you’re looking for a good novel to read, consider The Trident Deception by Cmdr Rick Campbell (Ret). I’s a submarine thriller, in the style of Tom Clancy. Here are links to several outlets to purchase the book in multiple formats (hardcover, e-book, audio book), as well as some reviews of the book…
“Fans of submarine thrillers who are saddened by the demise of Tom Clancy will welcome Campbell’s debut.” — Publishers Weekly
“A terrific thriller debut. Campbell does an amazing job, balancing character interaction with high-octane action, all the while keeping the technical jargon to a level understandable by nonmilitary readers. This is the best novel about a submarine since Tom Clancy’s classic The Hunt For Red October (1984).” — Jeff Ayers, Booklist (starred review)
“No one puts the reader inside a submarine like Rick Campbell does in The Trident Deception. I couldn’t put it down. Compelling and thrilling, this novel is a must read.” — Jack Coughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Shooter and Time to Kill
“The Trident Deception is a fistfight of a thriller. A masterpiece.” — Dalton Fury, former Delta Force, and New York Times bestselling author of Kill Bin Laden and Tier One Wild
Want your records or medals? You’ve earned them and can get them at no cost by writing the address below and giving them the following information:
1. Your full name
2. Service (Navy, etc.)
4. Social Security Number
5. Approximate dates of service
Many campaign and conduct medals, such as WW II Victory Medal, Theatre Campaign Medals for service in Asia, the Pacific and European areas, were designed and struck long after the war ended. The Records Center can determine from your service Jackets what you are entitled to receive.
Send the above information (1-5) to:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132
Allow four to eight weeks for response. Be patient, it does take some time but we will work with you on this part of it, and again thank you!
Thank you for visiting, and thank you to the Henrico veterans for their service to our country. My father, Alan Semel, served on the Henrico as a Signalman in WW2. He spoke often of his time on the ship, about the good times and the bad. His Navy service was a big part of his life and who he was, as it probably is for all veterans.
When dad and I attended the final Henrico reunion in St. Louis in 2010, I learned of this website and its devoted caretakers, Don and Betty Soper, who were also the Association and reunion organizers. I offered to take over the responsibilities for the website, and after the first redesign in 2010, I am releasing this new redesign. I hope you enjoy the new layout.
I’ve received many emails with information updates since 2014, and I apologize profusely for the much too long delay in getting the updates into the website. Please continue submitting information updates via email and they will be handled much more quickly now.
Thank you again to the Henrico veterans for their service. God bless the United States of America…….and Go Navy!!!
Credits: In appreciation to Bruce Hartog, founding webmaster, without whom this site would not have been born. And to his wife, Kathy, for all of her input.