Sansone, James Joseph, SN Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Last Duty Station
1972-1972, SN-0000, USS Newport News (CA-148)
Service Years
1970 - 1972
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1950
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Norwood
Last Address
Norwood, MA

Casualty Date
Sep 10, 1972
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Duty Stations
USS Tidewater (AD-31)USS Newport News (CA-148)
  1970-1971, SA-0000, USS Tidewater (AD-31)
  1972-1972, SN-0000, USS Newport News (CA-148)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1970, Recruit Training Command (RTC Great Lakes, IL), UKNWN
 Combat and Operations History
  1972-1972 Yankee Station
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973 VSM Streamer/Operation Custom Tailor
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973 VSM Streamer/Operation Freedom Train
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973 VSM Streamer/Operation Linebacker I
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973 VSM Streamer/Battle of Haiphong Harbor
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign 30 March 1972 to 28 January 1973 VSM Streamer/Operation Lions Den
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SN James Joseph Sansone's last known activity was serving aboard USS Newport News (CA-148) off the coast of North and South Vietnam in 1972.  On Sunday, September 10, 1972, SN Sansone died as a result of a non-hostile accident, having fallen overboard while manning a 5-inch mount.  SN Sansone was on the outboard side of the mount holding onto the mount's metal ladder rungs, when suddenly, the mount lurched as it swung over the water, causing SN Sansone to lose his grip.  Despite search and rescue attempts by an approaching mail helicopter and Newport News, SN Sansone's body was never recovered.  He was 22 years old.


   
Comments/Citation
USS Newport News Memorial Web Site
   
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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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  Jul 10, 2012, General Photos2
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