In Memory

Allison L. Maynard, Capt. U. S. Navy (Ret) - USS LaSalle LPD-3 / AGF-3 1970

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17Dec10 - VIRGINIA BEACH - Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Allison L. Maynard, 86, of the 4300 block of Sandy Bay Drive, passed away Dec. 15, 2010.

Captain Maynard, formerly from Wilmington, Vt., graduated from Wilmington High School in 1942. He was commissioned ensign upon graduation from the Naval Academy in June 1946.

During his first 30 months of commissioned service he served in the destroyers, USS Johnston and USS William R. Rush, and in the destroyer escort USS Foss. After entering the Submarine Force in 1949 he qualified in submarines in USS Dogfish, then served in USS Crevalle and USS Spikefish.

From 1953 to 1956 he was instructor in marine engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. During this tour he completed law school at the University of Maryland, graduating with an L.L.B. degree. He then served 15 months as executive officer in USS Threadfin. From October 1957 until July 1960, he commanded USS Mackerel and USS Requin.

In 1960 he attended the Naval War College at Newport, R.I. During the next two years he was assigned to the Strategic Plans Division of the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He then assisted in setting up the second Polaris Submarine Squadron-in Rota, Spain, where he served as operations and readiness officer and as chief staff officer. He served four tours at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

During his tour in command of the Submarine Division, Captain Maynard was squadron commander of eight submarines, USS Argonaut, USS Carp, USS Redfin, USS Requin, USS Runner, USS Sea Lion, USS Torsk and the experimental submarine USS X-1 and was the commanding officer of USS LaSalle.

Capt. Maynard served 30 years total in the U.S. Navy and 25 years as a maritime lawyer (Doctorate of Law). He was a Eucharistic minister at Little Creek Amphibious Base as well as an usher.

Al is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Audrey Helen Maynard; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Dr. William Pamplin of New Hampshire, and grandchildren, Dr. James and Diana Pamplin of New Hampwhire, great-granddaughter, Rachel, and grandchildren, Amanda and Anthony French and great-grandsons, Benjamin and William French; another daughter, Pamela Galbreath, husband John and children Robert, Andrew and Daniel of Wyoming; niece and nephew, Norman and Andrea Breitenbach. He is also survived by his sisters, Jackie Bradley and Vera Deo of Vermont and two brothers, Reginald and Roger Maynard. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Maynard of Vermont.

A funeral will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel with Fr. James M. Shea officiating. The interment with military honors will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in his name can be made to Wounded Warrior Fund, or KWDA Wounded Warrior Fund, P.O. Box 51, Lewes, DE 19958.

For all non-military people wishing to attend, please call the funeral home at 757-464-6221 Friday by 1 p.m. to place name on list for admittance through Gate 3 on Saturday.

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