Gentle, J.C., SMC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1952-1955, SM-9502, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
Service Years
1934 - 1955
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Rockin' Robyn Strayer, CTC-Deceased to remember Gentle, J.C. (Red), CPO.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Detroit, MI
Last Address
Detroit, MI
Wallowa, OR

Date of Passing
Nov 17, 1997
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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Order of the Shellback

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Making the most beautiful fiddles in the world, one of which I am the proud owner of.� He also enjoyed�playing his fiddle, and was known for playing it while out at sea.� There are many pictures of him with his beloved pipe in his mouth. He was a often requested judge at the Fiddle Contest in Weiser, Idaho. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. After his retirement in 1955, he moved to Wallowa, Oregon, where he, with my Grandmother, Peggy (Bell), whom he met in their hometown of Detroit while home on leave after the war in 1945, raised�their five children:� Greg Gentle, CTRCM, USN, Ret., Gary Jay Gentle, CTACM, USN, Ret., Cathy (Spencer), John C. Gentle, LT, USN, Ret., and Willie.� He passed away in 1997, and per his request, he was buried in his Service Dress Blues. He had full military honors from the local VFW,�I read the Navy Hymn, and my cousin, Luke Spencer played Taps on the bugle.� I am his grandaughter, Robyn Gentle Strayer, CTRC, USN, Ret. His pet name for me was Robynette, until I made Chief, and then he always called me "Chief".�
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1934, Recruit Training (Norfolk, VA), 001
 Duty Stations
USS Saratoga (CV-3)US NavyNAVBASE San DiegoNAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
USS Taluga (AO-62)NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
  1934-1938, SM-0000, USS Saratoga (CV-3)
  1939-1944, SM-0000, USS Gamble (DD-123)
  1944-1945, SM-0000, USS Winged Arrow (AP-170)
  1945-1947, SM-0000, NAVBASE San Diego
  1947-1950, SM-0000, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1950-1952, SM-0000, USS Taluga (AO-62)
  1952-1955, SM-9502, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Bainbridge, MD
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Attack on Pearl Harbor
  1942-1942 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of the Coral Sea
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
  1943-1943 Treasury-Bougainville Operation/Battle of Empress Augusta Bay
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Iwo Jima Operation
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Battle for Liberation of Manila
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