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Last Rank
Last Primary Designator/NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Navy Officer
Last Duty Station
2000-2003, US Air Force (USAF)
Service Years
1989 - 2003
Lieutenant Lieutenant

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Home State
Year of Birth
Casualty Info
Home Town
South Boston, Virginia
Last Address

Casualty Date
Apr 07, 2003
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Global War on Terror/OIF
Location of Interment
Oak Ridge Cemetery - South Boston, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Global War on Terrorism FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2003, Global War on Terrorism Fallen [Verified]
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Naval Flight Officer Wings

 Duty Stations
US NavyVA-42 Green PawnsVA-75 Sunday Punchers<B>US Air Force (USAF)</b>
  1989-1991, 139X, Naval Flight Schools/Naval Flight School
  1991-1991, 132X, VA-42 Green Pawns
  1992-1995, 132X, VA-75 Sunday Punchers
  1995-2000, 131X, Unit Assignment Unknown
  2000-2003, US Air Force (USAF)
 Colleges Attended 
North Carolina State UniversityUnited States Naval Academy
  1984-1985, North Carolina State University
  1985-1989, United States Naval Academy
 Combat and Operations History
  1992-1996 Operation Provide Promise 1992-96
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Bill "Salty" Watkins transferred to the USAF in 2000 and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was killed in action while supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom as a F-15E Strike Eagle Weapon System Officer. He was assigned to the 333rd Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.
The awards and assignments listed here are not complete.  If you have additional information about Bill "Salty" Watkins, please contact the page administrator.  Thanks for remembering our shipmate.

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