April 10, 1963
UNITED STATES NAVY
Aaron Jackie Gunter was born in Cross City, Fla., on august 27, 1933, the son of Mr. and Mrs Aaron S. Gunter.
He entered the Navy on February 26, 1951, at Jacksonville, Fla., and underwent recruit training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif. After receiving his basic training he was assigned to the destroyer U.S.S. McGowan (DD 678), and later served in the destroyer U.S.S. C.K. Bronson (DD 668).
Aaron volunteered for submarine duty, and upon being accepted, he was enrolled in the Navy's Submarine School at the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. His first duty in a submarine came shortly after successfully completing the course of instruction at the school. He was then assigned to the U.S.S. Sterlet (SS 392), and while serving that command, he became qualified as a submariner and was awarded his silver dolphins. He had also earned the Navy's Good Conduct Medal (two awards); and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).
He had also attended the Loran School at Newport, R.I., and the submarine quartermaster school at New London, prior to being assigned as a member of the crew of the nuclear powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593), on February 27, 1961.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Doris M. Gunter, and two sons, David
and Richard, who reside in Ashland, Mass. He also leaves his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron S. Gunter; a sister, Ruth, all of Jacksonville, Fla.;
and another sister, Mrs. Joy Ann Corn, of Norfolk, Va.