Alfred, Donald, CM2

Construction Mechanic
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
CM-0000-Construction Mechanic
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Construction Mechanic
Primary Unit
1974-1983, CM-0000, Naval Reserve Forces Command
Previously Held NEC
TM-0000-Torpedoman's Mate
Service Years
1953 - 1984
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Great Lakes
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
CM-Construction Mechanic
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

ComSixthFleet Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) NATO International Military Police

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback

US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge P-3 1,000 HRS Cold War Veteran

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I Live in Galesburg IL and shooting pistols and traveling when we can.
I am retired from trucking and driving busesĀ 
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1955, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 3361
 Duty Stations
<B>US Army (USA)</b>USS Tutuila (ARG-4)USS Hartley (DE-1029)US Navy
NAF Midway IslandsNMCB 9NAS LemooreNAB Coronado
Naval Reserve Forces Command
  1953-1955, US Army (USA)
  1953-1955, US Army (USA)
  1955-1957, TM-0000, USS Tutuila (ARG-4)
  1957-1959, TM-0000, USS Hartley (DE-1029)
  1959-1962, TM-0000, West Loch Lualualei
  1962-1965, TM-0000, NAF Midway Islands
  1965-1969, CM-0000, NMCB 9
  1969-1972, CM-0000, NAS Lemoore
  1972-1974, CM-0000, NAB Coronado
  1974-1983, CM-0000, Naval Reserve Forces Command
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1969 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
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