Haines, John Charles, Jr., EOC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
EO-0000-Equipment Operator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Equipment Operator
Primary Unit
1952-1967, EO-5710, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4
Service Years
1951 - 1967
EO-Equipment Operator
Four Hash Marks

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Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mansfield Twp. Res: Bordentown
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Mar 07, 1967
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's Cemetery - Bordentown, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
16E 035

 Official Badges 

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Sea Bees Badge

 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryVietnam Veterans MemorialNew Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2008, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4
  1952-1967, EO-5710, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Danang , South Vietnam (FOB)
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Los Angeles
  1949-1951, University of California, Los Angeles
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  In Memory of EOC Haines3
  Mar 07, 1967, Bio: JOHN CHARLES HAINES
  Sep 07, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On March 7, 1967 CPO Haines was killed when the jeep he was driving hit a mine buried in the road.

Namesake: The 12th Seabee camp in-country was dedicated to him on July 3, 1968. Camp Haines was a Helicopter Base used by the 158th Assault Helicopter - 101st Airborne Division. It served as a repair and overhaul base.

Name of Award
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Gold Letter V  Gold Letter V  Awarded for distinguished actions in combat (valor)

Year Awarded
Details behind Award:
For heroic service from 12 February to 7 March 1967 in connection with operations against the enemy while serving the U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR, in the Republic of Vietnam. During this period, Chief Petty Officer Haines commanded four convoys, which were carrying material and equipment from Danang for the resurfacing of a combat-essential airfield at An Hoa. All convoys were required to travel over twenty miles of frequently mined roads and to pass through territory infested with enemy forces. Although aware that other vehicles had encountered mines and that friendly forces had come under enemy fire, Chief Petty Officer Haines volunteered and was selected to command these convoys, in addition to his normal duties as transportation manager for the battalion. Due to his outstanding leadership, extreme devotion to duty, and courageous spirit, each convoy was completed in a timely manner, enabling the construction project to be completed ahead of schedule. Chief Petty Officer Haines' initiative, heroic service, and intrepid leadership reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Naval Service.
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