The following images contribute to the history of the Arizona Silent Service Memorial (ASSM) Project that began in 2014.  These photos show the progress of the memorial's initial construction of the memorial base and the model submarine that will be erected on the grounds of the Wesley Bolin Plaza, Phoenix, Arizona.  The next phase will include the copper sculpting of the memorial by Nate Decker.  The images shown on this page were taken by Dan Marks, USSVI Perch Base Webmaster. The historic letter that approved the ASSM project by the Arizona State Department of Administration dated June 10, 2020 can be found at the end of the photos. 


     Standing left to right in the photo on the left are: Brian Petko of Petko Construction LLC, Phoenix, AZ; Dan Marks, Perch Base Webmaster; Joe Stevens, General Manager of Sunland Asphalt & Construction, Phoenix, AZ; ASSM Committee Chairman Tim Moore; ASSM Memorial Designer Renee Palmer-Stevens; Kevin Fisher, Sunland Asphalt & Construction Project Manager; ASSM Committee Treasurer Marcus Hensley; ASSM Committee Secretary Chris Urness;  and, ASSM Copper Sculptor Nate Decker. Missing from the photo are: founding ASSM Committee Chairman Dan Moss; ASSM Committee member Layne Moss; and, ASSM Committee Member Davy Jones, ASSM Webmaster, Ray Olszewski. The photo was taken on 24 Janury 2020 at the site where the ASSM Memorial will be erected.
ASSM Construction Progress

The ASSM Memorial Base

(These Photos were taken between 24 January 2020 to 4 February 2020)


The Memorial Submarine

(Construction Underway at Castle Steel, Phoenix, Arizona)

The following photos were taken between 7 February and 9 March, 2020.

The Memorial Base and Submarine Model Merge

It's Coming Together and Getting Close!

(Photos taken 6/23/2020)

The Approval Letter

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