Hitch, Gary, PO3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Primary Unit
1965-1966, USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25)
Service Years
- 1966

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Home Country
United States
United States
Year of Birth
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Feb 26, 1966
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
USS Bainbridge DLG(N) 25 
Other Comments:
Hitch was the only casualty while Bainbridge was deployed to Vietnam during the 1965-67 time period.  On a port call to Subic Bay, PI.  He along with other shipmates were on an excersion to Grande Island at the USN Rec  area. During this excersion the group were diving and Hitch failed to return. A search was initiated and his body was recovered.  It appears his death was due to accidential drowning as a result of a diving accident.  Memorial services were held on the ship prior to returning to sea and duty in Vietnam.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25)
  1965-1966, USS Bainbridge (DLGN-25)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1966 PIRAZ Station SAR, North Vietnam
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (65-66)
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