Yuhas, Ronald Peter, BM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
BM-0000-Coxswain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1969-1969, BM-0000, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
Service Years
1967 - 1969
BM-Boatswain's Mate

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shenandoah
Last Address
Shenandoah

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Naval Medical Center Cemetery, Guam
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31W 087

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 Duty Stations
USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7)Naval Inshore Operations Training Center (Faculty Staff)SERE SchoolAssault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
NSA Danang, Vietnam/Headquarters, NSA Danang, VietnamCommander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1967-1968, BM-0000, USS Mount McKinley (AGC-7)
  1968-1968, BM-0000, Naval Inshore Operations Training Center (Faculty Staff)
  1968-1968, BM-0000, SERE School
  1968-1969, BM-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
  1968-1969, BM-0000, NSA Danang, Vietnam/Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1968-1969, BM-0000, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam/Lighterage Section
  1969-1969, BM-0000, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The February 1969 NAVFORV History contains the following entry regarding two rocket attacks on the Navy facilities at Danang Harbor, north of the Marble Mountain Airfield: 

On 27 February, two enemy 122mm rounds slammed into the NAVSUPPACT, Danag covered storage area causing extensive damage, including wounds sustained by 13 Navy men. More rockets were lobbed at the Danang bridge loading ramp during a rocket barrage on the 27th, destroying LCU-1500 and YFU-78. LCU-1500 received a direct hit by a rocket of unknown size. Ammunition on the LCU was detonated and an explosion occurred with fire spreading to the nearby YFU. Another craft, LCU-1614, sustained minor damage by shrapnel. Total U.S. Navy personel casualties were reported at 24 Navy men killed and 38 wounded.

Three sailors died in the first attack on the covered storage area, about 6 kilometers north of MMAF. The second attack probably would have caused as few casualties except for the lucky hit on LCU-1500, which was fully laden with munitions for transport to Dong Ha in Quang Tri Province. It was mostly the secondary explosions and fires which killed 24 sailors aboard LCU-1500, YFU-78 and NSA Danang.
   
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http://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/acu1/Pages/LCU1500.aspx

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