April 10, 1963
Electrician's Mate Second Class
UNITED STATES NAVY
Jay Henry Zweifel was born on September 11, 1940, in Black River Falls, Wis., the son of Mr. and Mrs. henry F. Zweifel. He attended local schools there, and was graduated from Central High School in June 1959. During his high school years, Jay was an active member of his school's stage crew and coir, and the La Crosse Civil Air Patrol.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, having been a member of the Naval Reserve Unit at La Crosse for some 6 months. Jay underwent his basic training at the U.S. Naval Training Center, San Diego, Calif., which was followed by Electrician's Mate Class "A" School. He then volunteered for submarine duty, and entered the Submarine School at New London, Conn.
Upon graduating, he was assigned to the submarine U.S. S. Grouper (SS 214) in which he became qualified, and received his silver dolphins, in September 1961. Jay then volunteered for nuclear power training, and successfully completed the 1-year course of instruction. On November 12, 1962, he received his orders, assigning him to the nuclear powered submarine Thresher.
Jay, in addition to his parents, is survived by a brother, Dennis W.
Zweifel, a machinist's mate on duty with the U.S. Navy.