Watson, Gregory Alton, PO3 Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
YN-0000-Yeoman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Yeoman
Last Duty Station
1967-1967, YN-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
Service Years
1966 - 1967
YN-Yeoman

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Teaneck, NJ
Last Address
Teaneck, NJ

Casualty Date
Nov 03, 1967
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Heart Attack
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29E 018

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 Duty Stations
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
  1967-1967, YN-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
 Combat and Operations History
  1966-1967 Yankee Station
  1967-1967 Training Exercises/WESTPAC (By year)
  1967-1967 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 He graduated from Teaneck High School in 1964, where he excelled in sports. Gregory was a member of the Amateur Athletic Union and the Bergen Pacers.

He joined the US Navy and served briefly in Hawaii before being sent to Vietnam. Watson attained the rank of Yeoman Third Class (YN3).

Watson died on November 3, 1967 at 20 years of age of a heart attack while aboard the USS Coral Sea during his second tour of duty in Vietnam.
   
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I think of you everyday

Posted on 9/13/06 by John A. Santiago - santiagoja1@optonline.net
Gregory, we were shipmates and went through everything together. You were my friend and I will never forget your kindness, and bravery. I will always remember. Thank you Gregory.

   
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