Phares, Don, MU1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MU-3853-Unit Leader
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1954-1955, MU-3853, USS Dixie (AD-14)
Service Years
1933 - 1955
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Phares, Don, MU1 USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Atlantic, Iowa

Date of Passing
Aug 05, 1967
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)American LegionVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1955, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1957, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1957, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Other Comments:

Current photo: Dad is in front row, kneeling at the left--COMCRUDESPAC Band.  Around Dec 1955, just before retirement. The drummer played marimbas for the Lawerence Welk show in the 50' and 60', Jack Imel,  Member Local 47 Musicians Union.


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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Arizona (BB-39)US NavyArmy National Guard (ARNG)USS Lexington (CV-2)
Navy Band Great LakesUSS Boxer (CVA-21)Navy Band SouthwestNTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego
USS Prairie (AD-15)Navy School of Music (Staff) Virginia Beach, VAUSS Dixie (AD-14)
  1933-1937, MU-3805, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1937-1938, MU-3805, USS California (BB-44)
  1938-1939, Army National Guard (ARNG)
  1940-1941, MU-3805, USS New Mexico (BB-40)
  1941-1942, MU-3805, USS Lexington (CV-2)
  1945-1946, MU-3851, 15th Naval District
  1945-1950, MU-3853, Navy Band Great Lakes
  1946-1946, MU-3851, 15th Naval District
  1950-1954, MU-3805, USS Boxer (CVA-21)
  1953-1954, MU-3805, Navy Band Southwest
  1953-1955, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego
  1954-1954, MU-3853, USS Prairie (AD-15)
  1954-1954, MU-3852, Navy School of Music (Staff) Virginia Beach, VA
  1954-1955, MU-3853, USS Dixie (AD-14)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 01, 1933, Retired
  Feb 27, 2019, General Photos
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