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PASSING OF AN ERA:
ARTHUR J., JR., LCDR USN RET - age 85, of Knoxville, died on Monday, April 12,
2010 at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He was a very active member of John XXIII
Roman Catholic Church since 1987. Art was reared in Summerville, Massachusetts.
He made Eagle Scout and subsequently graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime
Academy in 1944, commissioned an Ensign (Deck-Merchant) USNR and augmented into
the regular Navy in 1946. He served during World War II, the Korean War, and the
beginning of the Vietnam War. During his military career, he was a deep-sea hard
hat diver, frogman, EOD/UDT-4, and Paratrooper. While assigned to the Scripps
Institute studying Oceanography, he met LTJG Willidean Blazier (a Navy Flight
Nurse) of Knoxville, and they were married in February of 1952. He retired from
the US Navy in 1965. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America for 73 years;
worked for the State of Georgia and later for the Cobb County, Georgia Police
Department as Criminal Justice Planner and Safety Administrator. In April of 1987,
after retirement, Art moved to Knoxville. Art was active in the Military Order
of World Wars; Navy League, Marine Corps League, East Tennessee Military Affairs
Council, Civil War Round Table, and VFW. Art is preceded in death by his first
wife, Willidean Arseneault; son, Carl Arseneault CPT US Army Retired, and granddaughter,
Michelle Leigh Baker. He is survived by wife, Jean Connors Flynn Arseneault of
Chester, Pennsylvania whom he married in June of 2006; son, Daniel Arseneault,
LCDR, USN RET and wife, Sue Jean of Marietta, Georgia; daughter, Nanette Arseneault
CAPT USPHS-IRC of Knoxville; daughter, Suzanne Keith CPT US Army and husband Scott
BT1 USN RET of Korea; son, David Arseneault MMCM USN RET and wife Daphne of Virginia
Beach, Virginia; son, Stephen Arseneault and wife Lori of Orlando, Florida; daughter,
Michelle Baumgarten and husband Richard, former Marine, of Knoxville; daughter-in-law,
Gabrielle Arseneault, a teacher with DOD school in Germany; adopted daughter,
Edie Gayton of Powder Springs, GA; 12 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren;
sister, Sally Pedrick of PEI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Military
Order of the World Wars, 435 North Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or Father
Eric Andrews, Paulist Productions, 17575 Pacific Coast Highway, PO Box 1057, Pacific
Palisades California, 90272. A Memorial Mass will be conducted on Thursday Evening
at 7:30 p.m. at John XXIII Roman Catholic Church. Family and friends will meet
at the rotunda at East Tennessee Veterans Cemetery on Friday at 9:30 a.m. for
graveside services. Full military services will be presented. Arrangements by
Berry Funeral Home, Chapman Highway. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com
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Roseberry February 7, 2006 Story
Force ready to release Tybee Bomb findings
hunter: 'If the Air Force came in with all of their equipment and came up with
a blank, that concerns us.'
Radiation levels not significant
to report on H-bomb search
BY TONY BARTELME
The Post and Courier Staff
March 27, 2005 Statesboro
Times Article: Six Months
of Silence Follow Government Tests for Lost Nuke.
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Force takes new interest in lost bomb The Post and Courier
by JR Roseberry June 28,2004
bomb out of water before it starts glowing 8/04 Savannah Morning News
16, 2004 INTERVIEW WITH LT. COLONEL DEREK DUKE.
Posted on Wed, Feb. 11, 2004
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After 47 Years, a WMD Remains AWOL
Special to The Washington Post
Sunday, April 17,
2005; Page D01
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NUKES THREATEN THE COAST. GOODBYE SAVANNAH. BY FRED DUGAN
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Art was a true American Hero. His service to our country never
ended. While in the US Navy, his Nuclear EOD unit was 1 of only 2 in the world.
Their mission during the COLD WAR nuclear standoff was intensely dangerous. And
that team did incredible work at nuclear accident sites saving this world from
Art went on after retirement from the Navy to a remarkable job in
public safety for Georgia. As a badged Executive Officer he was one of the planners
and founders of the important Skidaway Inst of Oceanography in Savannah, Ga. Truly
Art was a man who loved and cherished our world.
I came to know Art because
of his command of the EOD search for the lost US Air Force Hydrogen Bomb dropped
in 1958 in the ocean at Savannah. It was never found and in 2004 the US Government
conducted another search for the missing weapon. Art was an adviser and important
asset for that operation which also failed to find the lost weapon. The need for
better technology was painfully apparent.
I mention this because Art's story
is not finished nor is that important work. He consulted with me routinely as
we discussed the technology needed to find such dangerous items. That work is
still underway. Art's input lives on.
To his family, you are all to be commended
for your public service that you have all done, I am sure that is due in part
to the wonderful man Art was. The world will miss him. Please carry on.
and I give our deepest sympathy to your loss.