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April 16, 2014
On behalf of the United States Submarine Veterans (USSVI), we offer our sincere condolences to Shirley, Julene (Mark), Stan (Kellee), and all of Chief Branston's family and friends as you mourn his passing. May God whisper peace into your hearts, comfort, and heal them. We are grateful for Burel's service to our country in the U.S. Submarine Service, during the Cold War on the USS Seadragon SSN-584. 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."

So, heavenly Father add his name to the roll
Of our departed shipmates still on patrol.
Let them know that we who survive
Will always keep their memories alive.

Bless those who serve beneath the deep,
Through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be!
Protect each one, we ask of Thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray
For their return by night and day.

Burel Banston, HMC(SS), US Navy Retired, 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.
March 19, 2014
Shirley, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will miss Burel's sweet smile and happy disposition and have missed seeing him around Lake Grove Pres. with you at his side.
March 19, 2014
My deepest sympathy to you all. May your hearts find comfort in reading Ps 68:19,20 in this time of sorrow.
March 16, 2014
My deepest condolences for your great loss. I too lost my father & God gave me the strength to cope with my grief. Jeremiah 29:12 says: 'And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.' Please allow him to do the same for you.
March 16, 2014
SO VERY SORRY FOR YOU LOSS!! CHRIS AND I HAVE FOND MEMORIES FROM WAY BACK WHEN. HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES TO GET YOU THROUGH THE SAD TIMES. LOVE AND GOD BLESS CHRIS AND MARY HOLMGREEN
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