As the Chairman for Friends of the Hunley, the non-profit group organized to recover the sunken Confederate submarine the H. L. Hunley, Warren Lasch led his team to success in raising the historic vessel.
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"As Chairman of Friends of the Hunley, Warren F. Lasch spearheaded not only the recovery of the H.L. Hunley, but also the establishment of the laboratory facility that currently houses the pioneer Civil War submarine."
– Maria Jacobsen, Hunley Project Head Archaeologist
"When I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Lasch for a year with the opportunity to observe him on a daily basis, I was impressed with not only how much he knew but how he could apply that knowledge in a real world basis to many different and varied projects. It was his drive that allowed us to raise the Hunley in 2000."
– Senator McConnell, Hunley Commission Chairman
"Through his fortitude, dedication and perseverance, he put together a team who raised the world's most historic submarine from its grave beneath the sea, lifted it onto a barge, and carried it inside a prebuilt conservation laboratory without the slightest difficulty. In honor of his efforts the building that now houses the Hunley was named the Warren Lasch Conservation Laboratory."
– New York Times-bestselling Author Clive Cussler
"Warren Lasch was a shrewd businessman and prided himself on being able to come at problems from all angles. He also knew how to lead, how to delegate responsibilities, and had little pity for anyone who did not keep a promise to him. He operated his businesses like a team, a page from the Vince Lombardi playbook. … If anyone could run the salvage of the Hunley, Warren Lasch could. A man never satisfied with second best, Lasch launched a search for just the right team."
– Excerpt from Raising the Hunley by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf
"During the recovery project, the conservation laboratory was appropriately named the Warren Lasch Conservation Center. That the building was finished on time and is one of the best conservation laboratories anywhere in the world is the work of Warren Lasch."
– Dr. Robert Neyland, head of the Naval Historical Center's Underwater Archaeology Branch