Day, Paul, RD2

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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1971, RD-0000, USS Coontz (DLG-9)
Previously Held NEC
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
Service Years
1967 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran Command & Control Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Navy Together We ServedUnited States Navy Memorial Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
Chapter 273The Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam WarChapter 22Blue Water Sailors of the Vietnam War
Post 449, Sgt. David Langevin Post
  2008, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2010, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2010, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 273 (Member) (Providence, Rhode Island) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, The Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 22 (Member) (Cumberland, Rhode Island) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, USS Coontz (DDG-40) Association [Verified]
  2014, Blue Water Sailors of the Vietnam War [Verified]
  2018, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 449, Sgt. David Langevin Post (Member) (West Warwick, Rhode Island) - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired.Enjoying every day. Traveling the country with my wife visiting vinyards and wineries.
Riding my motorcycle 
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  10 Sailors Remembered
  • Dearolf, Bill, PO2
  • Totoro, Leo, PO3, (1942-1945)
  • Uva, Tony, PO2
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 216
 Duty Stations
RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)School Assignments - StaffCenter for Surface Combat Systems (Faculty Staff)Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)
DESRON 17USS Coontz (DLG-9)
  1967-1967, SA-0000, RTC Great Lakes, IL (Company Commander/Staff)
  1967-1968, RD-0000, (RD) Radarman A School
  1968-1968, RD-0000, Navigation Principles Course
  1968-1968, RD-0000, Fleet ASW School
  1968-1968, RD-0000, Center for Surface Combat Systems (Faculty Staff)/FLTASWTRACEN (Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1968-1968, RD-0000, Fleet Anti Air Warfare Training Center (Faculty Staff)
  1968-1971, RD-0000, DESRON 17
  1968-1971, RD-0000, USS Coontz (DLG-9)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1968 Operation Rolling Thunder
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
  1968-1969 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1969-1969 Training Exercise - UNITAS '69
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Roger Williams University
  1977-1980, Roger Williams University
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