McCoy, Richard Thomas, RD1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1950-1950, RD-0000, USS Pledge (AM-277)
Service Years
1944 - 1950
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Findlay, OH
Last Address
Fresno, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 12, 1950
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Korean War
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Last Known Activity

Radarman First Class McCoy served aboard the mine sweeper USS PLEDGE (AMS-277) in Korean waters. His ship was sweeping enemy mines three miles off Sin-Do Island when it struck an enemy mine and sank on October 12, 1950. His remains were not recovered.

Service number: 3819280
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS William M. Wood (DD/DDR-715)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1944-1945, RD-0000, USS Kitkun Bay (CVE-71)
  1945-1946, RD-0000, USS Core (CVE-13)
  1946-1947, RD-0000, USS Pasadena (CL-65)
  1947-1947, RD-0000, San Pedro
  1947-1948, RD-0000, USS William M. Wood (DD/DDR-715)
  1948-1950, RD-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1950-1950, RD-0000, USS Pledge (AM-277)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Angaur
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
  1945-1946 Operation Magic Carpet (Pacific)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 16, 1945, Promoted to Seaman1c
  Mar 01, 1946, Promoted to RD3
  Sep 16, 1948, Promoted to RD2
  Oct 12, 1950, Korean War Casualties
  Jan 17, 1951, Declared dead
  Oct 20, 2017, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
The National Gold Star Family RegistryKorean War FallenUnited States Navy Memorial
  2017, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Korean War Fallen
  2017, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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