Falls, Jerry, QMC Quartermaster
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Current/Last Duty Station
1971-1973, QM-0000, USS Ray (SSN-653)
Service Years
1949 - 1973
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Cold War
Polaris Certificate
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Retired and enjoying it. Previous occupations were Coast Guard Master's License to 1600 tons upon oceans. Supply vessels, Siesmic vessels, Tug Barge combination upon high seas.

Harbor Master, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Midway Island Contractor 1987-1994.

Retired in 1994 due to failing health.

Other Comments:
Served on board U.S.S. Carbonero SS-337 During Operation Frigate Bird in 1962 Filming live air blast of Polaris Missile east of Christmas Island in May 1962. A very sobering sight!


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 Duty Stations
USS Rochester (CA-124)USS Menhaden (SS-377)USS Medregal (SS-480)USS Carbonero (SS-337)
USS Barb (SSN-596)USS Lewis And Clark (SSBN-644)USS Cubera (SS-347)USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)
USS Ray (SSN-653)
  1949-1953, USS Rochester (CA-124)
  1954-1958, QM-0000, USS Menhaden (SS-377)
  1958-1960, USS Medregal (SS-480)
  1960-1962, USS Carbonero (SS-337)
  1962-1964, USS Barb (SSN-596)
  1962-1964, USS Barb (SSN-596)
  1965-1966, QM-0000, USS Lewis And Clark (SSBN-644)
  1968-1969, USS Cubera (SS-347)
  1969-1971, QM-0000, USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)
  1971-1973, QM-0000, USS Ray (SSN-653)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1949, Recruit Training (NTC San Diego, CA), 1361
 Combat and Operations History
  1945-1991 Training Exercises/Sub/Anti-Sub Patrols
  1950-1950 Korean War/Start of Korean War
  1950-1950 Korean War/Operation Chromite - Battle of Inchon
  1950-1950 Korean War/Operation Chromite - Battle of Inchon
  1950-1950 Korean War/Battle of Chosin Reservoir
  1950-1950 Korean War/Battle of Chosin Reservoir
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