Mayer, Roderick Lewis, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1977, 131X, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)/Defense POW/MIA Office
Service Years
1961 - 1965
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Panama Canal
Tailhook
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1939
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lewiston
Last Address
Lewiston

Casualty Date
Oct 17, 1965
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 125

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesVeterans of the Vietnam WarVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1961, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1977, Veterans of the Vietnam War
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FLUS Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FLAdvanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
VT-10 WildcatsFleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)/FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)VF-41 Black AcesUSS Independence (CV-62)
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7)Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
  1961-1961, 110X, Direct Commission Officer (Faculty Staff) Pensacola FL
  1961-1961, 110X, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1962-1962, 139X, Naval Aviation Preflight Indoctrination (API), NAS Pensacola, FL
  1962-1962, Advanced Flight Training, NAS Meridian, Mississippi.
  1963-1963, VT-10 Wildcats
  1964-1964, FASOTRAGRUPAC (Faculty Staff)/Det Miramar (Faculty Staff)
  1964-1965, VF-41 Black Aces
  1964-1965, 131X, USS Independence (CV-62)
  1965-1965, COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7)
  1965-1977, 131X, Office of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)/Defense POW/MIA Office
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
 Colleges Attended 
University of Idaho
  1957-1961, University of Idaho
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity



                           VF-41, CVW-7, USS INDEPENDENCE



The fifth USS Independence (CV-62), formerly CVA-62, is a Forrestal-class aircraft carrier that was launched by New York Navy Yard 6 June 1958; sponsored by Mrs. Thomas S. Gates, wife of the Secretary of the Navy; and commissioned 10 January 1959; Captain R. Y. McElroy in command.

The USS Independence

USS Independence (CV-62)



                                    FIGHTER SQUADRON 41

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                         McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II

A US Navy F-4J Phantom II BuNo 153769 of VF-31 lands on the USS Saratoga.

 
   
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