Perysian, Joseph Salvatore, SN Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman (E-3)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Last Duty Station
1968-1968, SN-0000, River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)/ATC-112-7
Service Years
1966 - 1968
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Oak Lawn, IL
Last Address
Oak Lawn, IL

Casualty Date
Mar 14, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tri
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
St Marys Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
44E 052

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 Unofficial Badges 

Vietnam Combat Craft Crewmember Badge


 Tributes from Members  
13 March 1968~by PO2 Jerry Smith (smitt... posted by Burgdorf, Tom (Birddog), FC2 426
My Brother's Mate~BY KATHLEEN WIGLESWORT... posted by Burgdorf, Tom (Birddog), FC2 426
Sunken ATC T-112-7 (Video) posted by Burgdorf, Tom (Birddog), FC2 426
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 Duty Stations
River Assault Squadron-11 (RIVRON-11)/River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)
  1968-1968, SN-0000, River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)/ATC-112-7
 Combat and Operations History
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Feb 15, 2016, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

In March 1968 , River Assault Division 112, Had it's biggest loss of the month. It occurred on 14 March 1968 when ARC-112-7, Sweeping close to the west bank of the Cua Viet River two miles southeast of Dong Ha, hit an estimated 500-pound water mine. The force of the explosion flipped the 72-ton ATC upside down, causing extensive damage and killing six crewmembers and wounding a seventh. 
The six crewmen of the river monitor T-112-7, River Squadron 11, River Assault Division 112, Task Force 117, died.  

BM1 Edward J. Hagl, McAllister, MT
EN3 Frankie R. Johnson, Toppenish, WA
BM3 Ernest W. Wiglesworth Jr, Greensboro, NC
SN Robert W. Cawley, Butte, MT
FN Eugene Nelson, Lugoff, SC
SN Joseph S. Perysian, Oak Lawn, IL

   
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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