On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Lindley, Robert, Jr., Michael, Christopher, Cathleen, and all of LCDR Sawyer's family and friends as you mourn his passing. May God whisper peace into your hearts, comfort, and heal them. We are grateful for Dr. Sawyer's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service during the Cold War on the USS Sam Houston SSBN-609. To our “Brother of the Dolphin” we say … "Sailor, rest your oar. We have the watch. May you rest in peace and may God bless your loved ones who remain. Thank you for your service to our country."
Robert Newell Sawyer, MD, LCDR, US Navy, Now on Eternal Patrol.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate
His record is now posted online in the Eternal Patrol file on the USSVI website.
Rev. Ray Fritz, National Chaplain United States Submarine Veterans, USSVI.