Bellant, Frank Leroy, FN

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1967, FN-0000, USS Dupont (DD-941)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Davison Township
Last Address
Flint, MI

Casualty Date
Aug 28, 1967
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Crestwood Cemetery - Grand Blanc, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
25E 055

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 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Dupont (DD-941)
  1966-1967, FN-0000, USS Dupont (DD-941)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Aug 17, 2001, Remembrance from Blair A. Cessna
  Aug 28, 2012, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
FN Frank L. Bellant was a fireman aboard the destroyer USS Du Pont (DD-941). The Du Pont's first Vietnam deployment began in August 1967 on the gun line in support of U.S. Marines fighting at the Demilitarized Zone. Under constant threat from enemy shore batteries, her gunners shelled enemy positions day and night. On August 28th, the enemy fired on the destroyer Robison, which was between Du Pont and the beach. As Robison maneuvered to seaward, Du Pont returned fire, immediately replacing it as a target for some twenty 130 mm (5 inch) rounds. One shell found its target, hitting the Mount 52 gun. The burst sent shrapnel into the mount and down through the superstructure to the after deckhouse, killing FN Ballant and wounding eight others. Despite the casualties to men and ship, Du Pont continued on station for another two weeks before heading for Subic Bay and repairs.
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The National Gold Star Family RegistryVietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial
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  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
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