The USS Thresher was photographed at sea on July 24, 1961. Its sinking has inspired multiple songs. Credit: Courtesy of the U.S. Navy

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Thank you for the thoughtful BDN article on the Thresher sub tragedy as recalled in song. I would like to share the following link to a song by my brother, Blake Billings, that he performed at the 50th-anniversary memorial service:

We lost our father on the Thresher, on April 10, 1963, when Blake was just 2 years old. Be prepared with a tissue for your eyes if you choose to listen. Please share the link with anyone who might be interested. Blake recently performed the song again at the 60th-anniversary memorial service at Traip Academy in Kittery.

Mary-Michael Billings