Clarence H. Smitter, USN (ret),
died on 12 May 2003 at the age of 81. He reported to the USS Tiru SS416 as a
LTjg in 1955. LTjg Smitter
was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. He was born on
5 August 1921 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Smitter enlisted
in the Navy in August 1942 and retired in 1972.