April 10, 1963
Quartermaster First Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Julius Francis Marullo, Jr., was born on September 26, 1933, in Galveston, Tex., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius F. Marullo, Sr. He entered the Navy at Houston, Tex., on July 10, 1951, and received his recruit training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif. Upon completing his training, Julius was assigned to the attack cargo ship U.S.S. Skagit (AKA 105), and participated in the Korean conflict as a member of her crew. He earned the Korean Service, China Service, National Defense, and the United Nations Service Medals. He subsequently saw service in the landing ship dock, U.S.S. Colonial (LSD 18), the attack cargo ship Mathews (AKA 96), and the landing ship dock, U.S.S. Whitemarsh (LSD 8), prior to volunteering for submarine duty in early 1956.
Julius was accepted for training and entered the U.S. Naval Submarine School at New London, Conn. He was graduated on July 9, 1956, and was selected for training as a quartermaster. He completed a course of instruction at the submarine base on September 3, 1956, and was assigned to the U.S.S. Odax (SS 484), where he qualified on April 10, 1957, and was awarded the silver dolphins, mark of the submariner. During his service, Julius also earned the Navy's Good Conduct Medal.
On February 27, 1961, he was selected to be a member of the commissioning crew of the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593).
He is survived by his widow, Deborah Marullo of New Castle, N.H.; two
children, Marcye J., and Julius III, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julius
F. Marullo of Galveston, Tex.