Dix, Donald Andrew, HTC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
HT-0000-Hull Maintenance Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hull Maintenance Technician
Primary Unit
1971-1972, HT-0000, USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
Service Years
1954 - 1972
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Golden Dragon
HT-Hull Maintenance Technician
Four Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Dec 19, 1972
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
South China Sea
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Fort Logan National Cemetery - Denver, Colorado
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 095

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
  1971-1972, HT-0000, USS Goldsborough (DDG-20)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1956-1990 NASA Assisted Operations
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Operation Linebacker I
  1972-1972 Apollo 16 - Splashdown/Retrieval
  1972-1972 Training Exercise - UNITAS '72
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 11, 2016, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
From 14-19 December 1972 GOLDSBOROUGH conducted "LINEBACKER" operations as part of Task Unit 77.1.1. From her holding station in the Hon La Surveillance Area, the ship made nightly Naval Gunfire Strikes on North Vietnam, averaging two or three strikes per night. On the night of 19 December the ship was struck by an enemy shell. The explosion holed the 01 Level Aft between mount 52 and the Tartar Check-Out Compartment. Fires started on the 01 Level and in the after Chief's Quarters, directly below, were quickly extinguished; however shrapnel and shell fragments killed two men and wounded six.

The two dead were HTC Donald A. DIX, USN and BM1 Robert M. DOW, USN. HT2 Gary L. BOYCE, USNR, later died as a result of his wounds at the Air Force Hospital, Clark AFB, Republic of the Philippines. Damage to the ship was judged light, and after picking up materials in Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, temporary repairs were made onboard, and the ship continued NGSF Missions in Military Region I. On 24 December GOLDSBOROUGH departed Vietnam for Sasebo, Japan, for repair of battle damage. arriving on 28 December.

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