Lieutenant Commander K. Michael
Crombie, USN, a native of
New York City, died on 12 December 1998 in St.
Petersburg, Florida, at the age of 66. He reported aboard the USS Tiru SS416 on
28 January 1972 and was transferred on 5 January 1973 to serve as OIC of the
reserve submarine in Tampa Florida. LCDR Crombie retired from the Navy in 1974
after 23 years of service, having served in the Korean War and as a Navigator
and Weapons Officeer on diesel and nuclear submarines. He received a degree in
Engineering from Purdue University.