Cathey, J. B., SA Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman Apprentice
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman Apprentice
Last Duty Station
1967-1968, SA-0000, NSA DaNang, Vietnam/Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-70
Service Years
1966 - 1968

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenville, SC
Last Address
Greenville, SC

Casualty Date
Feb 18, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Thua Thien
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Graceland West Cemetery & Mausoleum - Greenville, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
40E 004

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
YFU-70 was Mortared at Tan My 
   
Comments/Citation
Not Specified
   


Operation Game Warden
Start Year
1965
End Year
1972

Description
Operation Game Warden, Task force 116, was an operation to deny Viet Cong access to the resources in the Mekong Delta which was conceived of in December 1965. U.S. naval forces, backed by Marine artillery on the ground, launching a rapid surprise attack on the dozens of small Viet Cong ports which were scattered around the Delta. Unprepared in the face of intense U.S. firepower, which included U.S. F-4 Phantoms dropping special illumination bombs which blinded the Viet Cong deck gunners, leaving to them being unable to accurately return fire on the attacking U.S. craft, the Viet Cong were incapable of mounting a stiff resistance. Much the Viet Cong fleet and its operators were destroyed.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1967
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Feb 19, 2010
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  197 Also There at This Battle:
  • Alexander, Ron, PO3, 1970
  • Armstrong, Rodger, CWO4, 1979
  • Baronich, Jr., Harold, PO3, 1969
  • Busic, Gerald, PO3, 1969
  • Carlino, Ralph, PO3, 1973
  • Casey, Earnest, MCPO, 1996
  • Casey, Tom, PO2, 1967
  • Catt, Gordon, PO3, 1969
  • Cooper, Harry, PO2, 1972
  • Espeland, Richard, PO2, 1970
  • Fein, Ed, CPO, 1982
  • Giancola, Richard, CPO, 1997
  • Godbehere, Dick, LCDR, 1979
  • Hardesty, Bill, PO2, 1970
  • Henderson, John, LT, 1983
  • Hicks, Lee, CPO, 1977
  • Hodge, Jim, CAPT, 1991
  • Holcombe, Henry, SCPO, 1987
  • Howcroft, Fred, SN, 1967
  • Jackson, Michael, PO3, 1971
  • JONES, RUSSELL D., SCPO, 1993
  • Karl, Richard, PO3, 1970
  • Kelly, Martin, PO2, 1970
  • Kenney, Raymond, SCPO, 2005
  • Kilkelly, Robert, PO2, 1970
  • King, Larry, PO3, 1970
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