Lindseth, Al, EM3

Electrician's Mate
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1970-1970, NRC Bremerton
Previously Held NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1965 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Decommissioning
Order of the Shellback
EM-Electrician's Mate
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

United States Taiwan Defense Command Firefighter


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award


 Military Association Memberships
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
  1986, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
     I was discharged Honorably from the active Navy in July of 1969 and went active reserve stationed at the Naval Reserve Units at Gore Hill Air Station, Great Falls Montana and Swan Island Naval Station, Portland Oregon. I did a two week tour in the spring of 1970 at the Bremington Naval Station, Bremington Washington. I turned down re-enlistment and was discharged from the active reserves in February of 1971. Good by Navy and hello college and  construction.
     I worked as a construction electrician for 35 years. I held a  Journeyman Electrician license in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming also a Masters license in Idaho. I was Electrical Instructor in the Dept. of Labor Electrical Apprenticeship program at the Salt Lake Community College for seven years. While teaching there I received my BA degree in Arts & Science in 1999, with minors in History and Political Science. 
     In my travels in the Navy and working construction and just being a tourist I visited all 50 states, three Canadan providences and two states in Mexico.
     In 1992 I had a copy of my DD214 and there was nothing noted that I had recieved any of the medals or advancement at during my reserve time of two years or my advancement to 2nd Class Electrician. There was not any mention of me being awarded the pistol ,rifle, combat medal, cold war medal and my good conduct medals. It is though I did not exist from 1969 until 1971. BUMMER!!! I chose to show the rank of a third class petty officer because I never did wear the sholder patch (Crow) of a second class petty officer.I also reluctantly deleted my medals that were not on my DD-214.    
    I am retired inside wireman from the IBEW Local #354 Salt Lake City, Utah. I retired and on SS and have a retirement from the State of Utah.
     I am a Master Mason  and Worshipful Master of Camp Floyd Historical Lodge No 204 and my mother lodge is Uintah Lodge No. 7 F & AM Bountifull, Utah. I am Past Master of Joppa No. 26 F & AM Price, Utah. I am a Knight Templer, 32 degree Scotish Rite Mason and a Noble in the Mistic Shrine. I am also Past Worthy President of Midvale Aerie No 354 Fraternal Order of Eagles. Midvale Utah.

  

Other Comments:
   I drove to Westport, Washington for a family reunion. We had a stop over in Portland and I had a good visit with my old shipmate Retired Chief Electrician (CB'S) Tom Corrie. We served onboard the USS Fletcher DD445.   
    This last February My brother David Lindseth  an I made the trip to Washington to go crab fishing. We had a great time.
     This summer I continued with my activities as a Civil War reinactor unit at Camp Floyd, Utah. I told those Army guys they wern't going to have all the fun. With my 1861 Union Navy uniform and now I tour telling the public how the U.S. Navy won the Civil War.
      I now live in Benson AZ and I a snowbirder to the north country of Great Falls Montana.Where  I am a volunteer Docent at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. It is one of the best jobs I have ever had. I love telling the Lewis and Clark story to the grade school students.
      
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 371
 Duty Stations
Naval  Training Center (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CANAVCOMMSTA - NAVCOMSTA - NCSCOMSEVENTHFLTCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Professional Schools and CoursesCOMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC/DESRON 25USS Fletcher (DD-445)USS Philip (DD-498)
COMNAVSURFGRU PACNORWEST/DESRON 9USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)NAVSTA Treasure IslandCommander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
Naval Reserve Recruiting Command (NRRC)NRC Bremerton
  1965-1965, Naval Training Center (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego, CA
  1965-1966, San Diego/NTCC North Island, CA
  1965-1971, COMSEVENTHFLT/Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Group, 7th Fleet
  1965-1971, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1966-1966, (EM) Electricians Mate A School
  1966-1968, COMNAVSURFGRU MIDPAC/DESRON 25
  1966-1968, USS Fletcher (DD-445)
  1968-1968, EM-0000, USS Philip (DD-498)
  1968-1969, EM-0000, COMNAVSURFGRU PACNORWEST/DESRON 9
  1968-1969, USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)
  1969-1969, EM-0000, NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1969-1969, 00-0000, NRTC Great Falls
  1969-1971, EM-0000, Naval Reserve Recruiting Command (NRRC)
  1970-1970, NRC Bremerton
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1969 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1968-1968 Attack on USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
 Colleges Attended 
Montana State University-Northern HavreSalt Lake Community CollegeCollege of Eastern Utah
  1970-1973, Montana State University-Northern Havre
  1997-1999, Salt Lake Community College
  2005-2006, College of Eastern Utah
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