Carter, Rodney Balaam, CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 131X, USS Oriskany (CV-34)
Service Years
1948 - 1966
Commander
Commander

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1926
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Porterville, CA
Last Address
Porterville, CA

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1966
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Other Cause
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11E 107

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 Duty Stations
VA-34 Blue BlastersUSS Saratoga (CVA-60)USS Oriskany (CV-34)
  1964-1966, 131X, VA-34 Blue Blasters
  1965-1966, 131X, USS Saratoga (CVA-60)
  1966-1966, 131X, USS Oriskany (CV-34)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 12, 2012, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

The fire started when a magnesium flare ignited in a ready ammo locker near frame 44 in the forward section of the ship. Shipboard fires are not uncommon, and ORISKANY's crew responded promptly and properly to this one. However, the primary firefighting tool available in the magazine area was an inexhaustable supply of salt water - but water alone cannot extinguish magnesium fires. The heat of the flare ignited other ordnance, including 5" ZUNI rocket warheads.

 

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