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Sinking of the Thresher

Altoona native lost at sea 50 years ago this weekend

April 7, 2013
By William Kibler ( , The Altoona Mirror

On April 10, 1963, Patty Wiley went househunting in New London, Conn., where her husband John's submarine, the Thresher, would be based after sea trials that were being conducted 160 miles north, out of Portsmouth, N.H.

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