McKenney, Norman LaForest, ET2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
ET-9608-Radar Technician (AN/SPS-67(V)3)
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1966-1968, ET-0000, Unit 5 - Vung Ro, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
Service Years
1960 - 1968
ET-Electronics Technician
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Thorndike, ME
Last Address
Thorndike, Maine

Casualty Date
Jun 06, 1968
Hostile, Died
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Pleasant Hill Cemetery - Freedom, Maine
Wall/Plot Coordinates
59W 009

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment, Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One (IUWG-1)
  1966-1968, ET-0000, Unit 5 - Vung Ro, IUWG-1 WESTPAC Detachment
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1968 Operation Market Time
  1968-1968 Operation Stable Door
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  Jul 28, 2013, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
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 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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