Meenan, Thomas James, RM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
RM-0000-Radioman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radioman
Primary Unit
1967-1968, RM-0000, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment/Unit 5 - Vung Ro
Service Years
1965 - 1968
RM-Radioman

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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Menomonee Falls
Last Address
Menomonee Falls

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Mary's of the Assumption Cemetery - Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
59W 007

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 Duty Stations
Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One (IUWG-1)/IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
  1967-1968, RM-0000, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment/Unit 5 - Vung Ro
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Operation Stable Door
  1968-1968 Operation Market Time
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

OPERATION STABLE DOOR
On 6 June routine operations at Nha Trang were disrupted by a Viet Cong attack on the Harbor Entrance Control Post and surrounding compound. The attack consisted of a 60-mm mortar and B-40 rocket barrage followed by infantry/sapper attacks with satchel charges, grenades and AK-47 fire. At the onset at 0130 in the morning two direct hits on the boat control station killed the assistant officer-in-charge of IUWU-4 and three enlisted watch standers. The enemy forces penetratec the perimeter of the U. S. facility and caused extensive damage with grenades and recoilless rifles. A Korean A.my reaction force arrived on the scene shortly after U. S. personnel had been evacuated into boats. The enemy force of about one company retreated after failing in attempts to destroy bomb loaded trucks parked at the facility with satchel charges. All ships and craft in the area were able to clear the harbor and anchor out without sustaining any damage. Two other IUWU-4 men were wounded in the fighting. Enemy casualties were unknown. During the month no craft or personnel were detained and the average number of ships in port was three per day. Operations were normal for IUWU-3 at Qui Nhon where the harbor activity averaged 16 ships per day in port. Surveillance patrols detained five persons ditring the month.
Source: Defense Technical Information Center
Note: The report mistakely reports as Det 4 of IUWG-1 it was Det 5.

   
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