Howell, Melvin Clay, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
152X-Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer AMD
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1971-1973, 131X, HS-10 Taskmasters
Service Years
1955 - 1976
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Daniel L Arnes, CMC to remember Howell, Melvin Clay (Seawolf 35), LCDR.

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Contact Info
Home Town
Evansville, IN
Last Address
4327 N. Fulton Ave., Evansville, IN 47710-3547

Date of Passing
Mar 17, 2014
Location of Interment
Alexander Memorial Park Cemetery - Evansville, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
HA(L)-3 Seawolf AssociationPost 2953, Charles Denby Post
  1995, HA(L)-3 Seawolf Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 2953, Charles Denby Post (Member) (Evansville, Indiana) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Ltjg Melvin C. Howell of HS-2 received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his part in an attempted SAR mission in North Vietnam, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1965, in which his aircraft was shot down. All four were rescued and honored for heroism.

He was still waiting for confirmation of medals not awarded for a Silver Star, Bronze Star (Army), and 2nd Distinguished Flying Cross from HA(L)-3 tour.
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Naval Aviator Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
NAVSTA ArgentiaNAS PensacolaNAS Ellyson FieldHS-10 Taskmasters
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseUSS Independence (CV-62)USS Hornet (CVS-12)HS-2 Golden Falcons
Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1958-1961, NAVSTA Argentia
  1961-1964, NAS Pensacola
  1964-1964, 131X, NAS Ellyson Field
  1964-1965, 131X, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1965-1965, 131X, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1965-1965, 131X, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1965-1966, 131X, USS Hornet (CVS-12)
  1965-1968, 131X, HS-2 Golden Falcons
  1968-1970, 131X, HS-10 Taskmasters
  1970-1971, 131X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1970-1971, 131X, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1970-1971, 131X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1971-1973, 131X, HS-10 Taskmasters
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (71)
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