Huckaby, Louis, IC3

Interior Communications Electrician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Repair Technician
Current/Last Primary NEC
IC-0000-Interior Communications Electrician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Interior Communications Electrician
Primary Unit
1965-1968, IC-4721, USS Kennebec (AO-36)
Previously Held NEC
IC-4721-Gyrocompass Systems Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1964 - 1968
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
IC-Interior Communications Electrician

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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

Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)USS Kennebec AssociationBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans AssociationThe Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War
Chapter 7Navy Together We ServedTexas State Rifle Association
  1994, National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2011, USS Kennebec Association
  2011, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2011, The Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War
  2014, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 7 (Member) (San Angelo, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2015, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2015, Texas State Rifle Association

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Veteran of WWII, Korea, & Vietnam.

This is a photo of a veteran of three wars. During WWII he flew bomber cover as a P-38 pilot. Atfer WWII and before the Korean War he went to helicopter school and learned to fly helicopters so during the Korean War he flew helicopter rescue missions. He had logged 3120 hours total flying time, 511 hours combat flying time, and 785 hours helicopter flying time. He passed on in 2011 at the age of 92. He is my uncle and I am thankful for his many years of service and since I cannot place him under the Rememberance profiles since he was not a sailor this is a way to honor him.

Chester E. Eckerman - Colonel, Retired USAF, veteran of World War II, Korean War, & Vietnam War. He flew 56 combat missions in World War II, 97 helicopter rescue missions in Korea, and was in country 361 days in Vietnam. He began his career in 1942 when it was the Army Air Corps as a private and retired in 1975 after 33 years of service as a Colonel. Recipient of Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Metal, Vietnam Service with 3 Campaign Stars, Republic of Korea Metal, Meritorius Service Metal, Presidential Unit Citation with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, American Campaign Metal, National Defense Service Metal, USAF Longevity Service Award with 4 Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Metal, Air Medal with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters, USAF Outstanding Unit Award with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, European-African Mid-East Campaign with 4 Battle Stars, Korean Service with 3 Battle Stars, Armed Forces Reserve Metal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Metal. He is my Uncle and I salute him.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1964, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 5595
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Kennebec (AO-36)
  1965-1965, IC-0000, Interior Communications Electrician A School
  1965-1968, IC-4721, USS Kennebec (AO-36)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (65)1
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (65-66)4
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)11
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)4
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)7
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)9
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