Falls, Jerry, QMC

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1971-1973, QM-0000, USS Ray (SSN-653)
Service Years
1949 - 1973
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Cold War
Polaris Certificate
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Retired and enjoying it. Previous occupations were Coast Guard Master's License to 1600 tons upon oceans. Supply vessels, Siesmic vessels, Tug Barge combination upon high seas.

Harbor Master, Operations Manager, Project Manager, Midway Island Contractor 1987-1994.

Retired in 1994 due to failing health.

Other Comments:
Served on board U.S.S. Carbonero SS-337 During Operation Frigate Bird in 1962 Filming live air blast of Polaris Missile east of Christmas Island in May 1962. A very sobering sight!


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SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 3 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1949, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 1361
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Rochester (CA-124)USS Menhaden (SS-377)USS Medregal (SS-480)USS Carbonero (SS-337)
USS Barb (SSN-596)USS Lewis And Clark (SSBN-644)USS Cubera (SS-347)USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)
USS Ray (SSN-653)
  1949-1953, USS Rochester (CA-124)
  1954-1958, QM-0000, USS Menhaden (SS-377)
  1958-1960, USS Medregal (SS-480)
  1960-1962, USS Carbonero (SS-337)
  1962-1964, USS Barb (SSN-596)
  1962-1964, USS Barb (SSN-596)
  1965-1966, QM-0000, USS Lewis And Clark (SSBN-644)
  1968-1969, USS Cubera (SS-347)
  1969-1971, QM-0000, USS Francis Scott Key (SSBN-657)
  1971-1973, QM-0000, USS Ray (SSN-653)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
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