Aliff, Sr., Donald, BMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1969-1970, BM-0000, USS Park County (LST-1077)
Service Years
1944 - 1970
BM-Boatswain's Mate
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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by William Aliff (Bill), BM2 to remember Aliff, Sr., Donald ("Duck"), BMC USN(Ret).

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Home Town
Eunice, W.Va.
Last Address
My Dad was the Son of a Coal Miner, born in Eunice, W.VA. He enlisted in 1944 at 17 and remained for the duration of the War, discharged in 1946. Rate conversion from GM to BM during WWII. He returned to the Navy in 1950 and retired in 1970.

Date of Passing
Jun 14, 2007
Location of Interment
Sunset Memorial Park - Beckley, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity
My Dad retired from Civil Service in 1987 and lived in Beckley, W.VA. Appropriately he passed away on Flag Day (June 14). He was laid to rest in uniform and with Military Honors. The United States Navy was the shining star of his life, and always let others around him know it. He was my Hero!
Other Comments:
My Dad was awarded TWO BRONZE STARS. I know some bits and pieces of what happened but not the whole story. It's something he never really liked to talk about....
I know that one was awarded in WWII and the other in Vietnam.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1944, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)1
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyUSN Armed GuardUSS Casa Grande (LSD-13)USS Des Moines (CA-134)
USS Ranger (CVA-61)Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)USS Park County (LST-1077)
  1944-1945, GM-0000, USS Veritas (AKA-50)
  1944-1946, GM-0000, USN Armed Guard
  1945-1946, BM-0000, USS Marlboro (APB-38)
  1950-1953, BM-0000, USS Casa Grande (LSD-13)
  1953-1956, BM-0000, USS Des Moines (CA-134)
  1956-1958, BM-0000, USS Waxsaw (AN-91)
  1958-1966, BM-0000, USS Ranger (CVA-61)
  1966-1969, BM-0000, Commander Naval Recruiting Command (CNRC)
  1969-1970, BM-0000, USS Park County (LST-1077)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
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