Deaton, Carl Woodrow, GMG1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0873-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 7&8 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
Primary Unit
1962-1965, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
Service Years
1948 - 1965
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Howe, OK
Last Address
Howe, OK

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1965
Hostile, Died
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Howe Cemetery - Howe, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 135

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Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
  1962-1965, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)/Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 13, 2012, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

On the 25th of October 1965, she provided call-fire for American and South Vietnamese forces operating ashore in the vicinity of Chu Lai itself. During the mission, her guns destroyed a number of enemy positions and figured prominently in the repulse of a Viet Cong attack. Near the conclusion of that 24-hour action, a 5 inch round misfired; and, during the ensuing efforts to clear the chamber, the shell detonated. The explosion damaged the gun mount, killed three sailors, and wounded three more. That event forced her departure from the combat zone. 

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