George Goodman

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Winfield, IL

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: ETC (SS)

George Goodman joined the Navy in 1982, attending boot camp at Great Lakes before heading to submarine school in Groton, CT, and then in Dam Neck, Virgina Beach. He joined his first submarine (boat) in 1985, USS Andrew Jackson SSBN-619. Over the next 25 years, Goodman served in multiple capacities, and on multiple vessels, his last being command on the USS Hampton SSN-767. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal several times, but he was always most proud of earning his submariner’s Dolphin pin.

George is remembered for his sense-of-humor, his love of his family, and his commitment to the Navy and his country.

Age: 54

Date of Death: July 23, 2018

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