Stephen Clair Belechak Died:11 May 1998 Age: 67 CemeteryHampton National Cemetery, Hampton City, Virginia, United States LocationSection MA-2 Site 22 Captain, USS Seattle 12/15/1978 - 3/14/1981
Jerry Mason (1979)
Captain Belechak was the first of five CO's under which I served aboard Seattle and we became good friends during the ensuing years. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Fair winds skipper.
Darrel Maddox (1978)
Capt. Belechak was my first CO on Seattle, my first ship. Never really knew him, yet this is common for E-3's and below. I was in Deck at the time stricking to become an EM and working on the Officers Skiff as boat hand, Capt. Belechak was returning to the ship at Naples and nearly fell in the brink. I caught him before he went in, he was happy, very happy, it was November and the water was very cold!