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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1970-1970, GMG-0000, Naval Advisory Group RAID73 (ATF-211), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
Service Years
1966 - 1970
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home Town
Last Address
John was born and died
in Haverhill, MA USA

Date of Passing
Oct 28, 2008
Location of Interment
Saint James Cemetery - Haverhill, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Mobile Riverine Force Association
  1980, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

US Navy Viet-Nam : Seventeen Campaigns

John L. Gilmartin, GMG 2nd Class
Republic of Viet-Nam: 1968-1970
Served in Seven Campaigns, 8 through 14

From August 1968 to June 1969 Mobile Riverine Force/ RAS 15/ CCB151-2
From June 1969 to September 1970 Naval Advisor to Viet Riverine Force RAID73

Other Comments:

John L. Gilmartin passed away on October 28, 2008 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.  While in Vietnam John served with River Assault Squadron 15 as a Gunnersmate onboard C-151-2 from August 1968 to June 1969.  He then became a Naval Advisor to the South Vietnamese Navy during his second tour of duty.  John was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal w/V, Navy Achievement Medal w/V, two Purple Hearts and several other unit awards to include the Presidential Unit Citation.  He spent 31 years employed by the State of Massachusetts at the Annisquam River Marine Fishers Station before retiring in 2007. John was a true nature lover who spent much of his free time tending his flower gardens with his wife, Sandra, and strolling around the woods of Crystal Lake admiring the wildlife near his home. The entire family took great pleasure in his vast knowledge of all things outdoors. All who knew him will sadly miss John. 
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
River Assault Squadron-15 (RIVRON-15), USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)Naval Advisory Group VietnamUSN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)Naval Advisory Group RAID73 (ATF-211), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1968-1969, River Assault Squadron-15 (RIVRON-15), USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)
  1969-1970, Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1969-1970, USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)
  1970-1970, GMG-0000, Naval Advisory Group RAID73 (ATF-211), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Operation Game Warden
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
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