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In honor and loving memory of
Orland "Rabbit" Hare, 1923-1964.

Nick Ferro

Left:  EMC(SS) Orland "Rabbit" Hare helping receive the Navy Unit Commendation for Bluegill's first war patrol in ceremonies at Mare Island, CA, (if left of photo).  Right:  EMC(SS) hare receiving a personal commendation on board submarine tender USS Fulton. Photographs courtesy of Ray (Basil) Phipps and Carol Hare Mier, respectively.


Orland C. Hare

The Day (The New London Day Newspaper), Saturday, February 29, 1964
Retired Navy Chief Found Dead at Home

    Orland Campbell Hare, 40, of 232 Williams St., was found dead at his apartment today by the Rev. Allen Scott, pastor of the Flanders Baptist and Community Church.
    Police were sent to the Williams St. address and Medical Examiner Robert T. Henkle was notified. He said a post-mortem examination is scheduled at W. W. Backus Hospital to determine the cause of death.
    Born in Mangum, Okla., May 23, 1923, son of William and Viola Tarleton Hare, he lived at Williams St. for the past two years.
    A Navy chief electrician's mate for 21 years, he enlisted in 1940 and retired in 1961. He had been awarded the Silver Star.
    He was a member of John Coleman Prince Post, American Legion, and the Magnum Lodge of Masons.
    Surviving him are a son, David E., and a daughter, Carol Sue Hare, both of Niantic; two brothers, Loney D. of Long Beach, Calif., and Manuel Hare of Mangum, and three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Landford of Mangum, and Mrs. Charlotte Nystrom and Mrs. Marysue Woodward, both of Santa Rosa, Calif.
    The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Byles Memorial Home with interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.
    [Contributed to the USS Bluegill Web Site by his daughter, Carol Hare Mier]

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The Day (The New London Day Newspaper), Monday, March 2, 1964
Funeral for Mr. Hare

    A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. today from Byles Memorial Home for Orland Campbell Hare, 40, of 232 Williams St., who was found dead in his apartment Saturday.
    The Rev. Allen Scott, pastor of Flanders Baptist and Community Church, officiated. He discovered Mr. Hare's body when he went to his apartment to visit him.
    Interment will take place Thursday in Arlington National cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.
    [Contributed to the USS Bluegill Web Site by his daughter, Carol Hare Mier]

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