Beal, Laurence, ET1

Electronics Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ET-1544-KWR-37 Repair
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1965-1967, ETR-0000, USS Barry (DD-933)
Previously Held NEC
ET-0000-Electronics Technician
ETR-0000-Electronics Technician Communications
ETR-0000-Electronics Technician (Radar)
Service Years
1962 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Rock
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Safari To Suez
ET-Electronics Technician
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

Blue Water Navy Electronic Warfare Award For Excellence Efficiency Excellence Award

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
RETIRED.....and Lovin' !!!
Other Comments:
USS Barry (DD-933)....BEST ship in the Navy,no doubt.

Just before returning to Newport after the Vietnam cruise,we submit custom declaration forms.....wouldn't you know that if anyones form would be scrutinized,it would be Carlos Lesters'.....hmmmmm,wonder why??well.....its the "hairy spear chucker"....customs guy couldn't figure it out.....Carl produced the item.....a native native dress,with a spear in hand.....obvious isn't it???LOLOLOL....soooooo funny,I still laugh about it to this day.Way to go Les!!!


 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Larry's Many Travels

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria

CanadaCubaDjiboutiEritreaEthiopiaGibraltarGreeceHong KongIndiaItalyJapanJamaicaKenyaMadagascarMidway IslandsMexicoMalaysiaPanamaPortugalPhilippinesPuerto RicoSomaliaSpainSudanTurkeyTanzaniaUnited StatesVietnamHoly See (Vatican City)Yemen

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 533
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesSubmarine School Enlisted BasicUSS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849)DESRON 24, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
USS Barry (DD-933)USS Grand Canyon (AD-28)
  1963-1963, ET-0000, (ET) Electronics Technician A School (Radar Strand)
  1963-1963, ET-0000, Submarine School Enlisted Basic
  1964-1964, ETR-0000, (ET) Electronics Technician Crypto Repair C1 School
  1964-1965, ETR-0000, USS Richard E. Kraus (DD-849)
  1965-1967, ET-0000, DESRON 24, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
  1965-1967, ETR-0000, USS Barry (DD-933)
  1967-1967, ETR-0000, USS Grand Canyon (AD-28)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 5
  1965-1966 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (65)/Operations Carrier Screen
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (65-66)/Operation Double Eagle
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (65-66)/Operation Masher-White Wing
 Colleges Attended 
Kent State University
  1970-1970, Kent State University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Middle East Cruise-USS R.E.Kraus DD-849 (1964-1965)
  Around The World-Vietnam Cruise-USS Barry DD-933(1965-1966)
  Oct 31, 2012, General Photos13
 Military Association Memberships
National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)National Rifle Association (NRA)Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
  2010, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  2013, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
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