Kerslake, Samuel Grant, PO1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
AW-7876-SH60F Multi-Sensor Operator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Primary Unit
2005-2009, AW-7876, HS-6 Indians
Service Years
1989 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Iwo Jima
Operation Enduring Freedom
AW-Aviation Warfare Systems Operator
Five Hash Marks

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Home Country
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Kerslake, Samuel Grant, PO1.
Contact Info
Home Town
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Last Address
San Diego, California

Date of Passing
May 19, 2009
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback

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Last Known Activity
AW1 Samuel "G" Kerslake, U.S. Navy, age 41, died on May 19, 2009, along with four other personnel from HS-6. Born July 25th, in U.S.A.F. hospital in Lakenheath, England. Grant grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A graduate of Lake Hamilton High school in 1986. Grant then enlisted in the Navy on May 16, 1989, and reported to his first operational command, HS-8, in July of 1990. Over the years, he completed extensive training and served as an instructor at HS-10, Leading Petty Officer at HS-6, and test and evaluation crewman at VX-1, before he returned to HS-6 for a second tour on March 21, 2005. Grant was the epitome of the skilled helicopter crewman, earning every qualification known to the helo community. Grant was the HS-6 Sailor of Year for 2007 and was the CHSCWP Naval Aircrewman of the Year for 2008. Over 19 years of flying he amassed more than 5000 hours, rescued a pilot from cold Pacific waters, and gained a reputation as an Enlisted leader, second to none. He was a strict teacher, but every Sailor who had the opportunity to serve with him was enriched by his skill and supervision. Grant was a loving husband and devoted father, teacher and mentor to his two boys. Samuel Grant Kerslake (41) is survived by his wife Christie Kerslake and sons Justin and Samuel Ryan, his father Samuel Kerslake and wife Sue, his mother Jo Anne Kerslake and Dale Hobgood, his brother William "Will" Kerslake, wife Jennifer and thier son Liam, his Maternal Grandmother Irene Winans and numerious aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Published in U-T San Diego on June 7, 2009.
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Air Crew Wings
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CANaval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)(AW) Aviation Warfare A School
HS-1SERE SchoolHS-8 Eight BallersHS-10 War Hawks
HS-6 IndiansSeahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructors (SWTI) SchoolNaval Safety CenterVX-1 Pioneers
  1989-1989, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1989-1989, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (NACCS)
  1989-1989, Search & Rescue Swimmer School (Faculty Staff)
  1989-1990, (AW) Aviation Warfare A School
  1990-1990, HS-1
  1990-1990, SERE School
  1990-1994, HS-8 Eight Ballers
  1994-1997, HS-10 War Hawks
  1997-1998, HS-6 Indians
  1999-1999, Seahawk Weapons and Tactics Instructors (SWTI) School
  2001-2001, Naval Safety Center/Navy Occupational Safety and Health Training Center
  2002-2005, VX-1 Pioneers
  2005-2009, AW-7876, HS-6 Indians
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1990-1991 Gulf War (Iraq)
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
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