April 10, 1963
Engineman Second Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Daniel Andrew Philput was born in Denver, Colo., on February 11, 1940, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Philput. He attended the local schools in Denver prior to entering the Navy on January 15, 1959. During his school years, he was active as a hunter and was quite proficient in reloading his own ammunition.
Daniel acquired his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. He volunteered for submarine duty, and entered the U.S. Naval Submarine School at New London, Conn., where he completed the course of instruction in January 1960. He was selected for further training in nuclear power, and underwent training at the nuclear power training unit located at Windsor Locks, Conn., and at the Mare Island Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif. Upon successfully completing the course of instruction, Daniel was ordered to the nuclear-powered submarine U.S.S. Thresher (SSN 593), and reported for duty on July 15, 1961. In October of the following year, he was awarded the silver dolphins, the insignia of the qualified submariner. Daniel had also earned the Navy's Good Conduct Medal during his Navy career.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Gale A. Philput of Dover, N.H.; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Philput of Denver, Colo., and a sister, Pauline.