Lane, Glenn McArthur, GM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0876-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 9&10 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1962-1965, GM-0876, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
Service Years
1960 - 1965
GM-Gunner's Mate
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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Huntington, WV
Last Address
Huntington, WV

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodmere Memorial Park - Huntington, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 135

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
  1962-1965, GM-0876, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)/Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
  1965-1968 PIRAZ Station SAR, North Vietnam
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  Nov 23, 2012, General Photos
 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. After landing the three
   
Comments/Citation
Remember West Virginia
Glen I always remember the good times we enjoyed togather,
you died defending our country,it was tragic it happened.
They awarded me the bronze metal for the after mat of that
day.Your ship mate Larry Litton-USS TURNER JOY DD-951
Posted by: Larry Litton
Relationship: We served together
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
 
   
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