Hock, Stephen Louis, DS2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
DS-0000-Data Systems Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Data Systems Technician
Primary Unit
1965-1967, DS-0000, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
Service Years
1964 - 1967
DS-Data Systems Technician

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Grants Pass. OR
Last Address
Grants Pass, OR

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1967
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Other Accident
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery - Grants Pass, Oregon
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24E 027

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Duty Stations
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1965-1967, DS-0000, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
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  Jan 20, 2016, General Photos3
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Name of Award
Navy and Marine Corps Medal
Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy and Marine Corps Medal (Posthumously) to Data Systems Technician Second Class Stephen Louis Hock (NSN: 9149543), United States Navy, for heroism on 29 July 1967, while serving aboard U.S.S. FORRESTAL (CVA-59) in the Gulf of Tonkin. When a fire broke out on the flight deck and swept through parked aircraft causing bomb detonations, Petty Officer Hock dashed to the scene and fought the fire and assisted survivors until driven back by heat and smoke. He then donned an oxygen breathing apparatus and returned to the blazing area to continue fighting fires and rescuing injured shipmates. He maintained this pace for hours until overcome by smoke and fumes while searching for survivors in a flooded, gas-filled compartment.

General Orders: All Hands (November 1968)
Action Date: October 29, 1967
Service: Navy
Rank: General
Division: U.S.S. Forrestal (CVA-59)
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