Schrader, Norman Edward, CDR

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Last Rank
Commander
Last Primary NEC
6302-LDO Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1974-1977, 630X, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
Service Years
1956 - 1977
Commander
Commander

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1937
 
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Home Town
Brooklyn, NY
Last Address
Pensacola, Escambia, Florida

Date of Passing
Aug 24, 2009
 
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
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CDR Norman E. "Norm" Schrader, Jr
Birth:  Dec. 6, 1937
Death:  Aug. 24, 2009

COMMANDER NORMAN E. SCHRADER
1937-2009

Commander Norman E. Schrader Jr., USN (Ret.), "Norm", 71, of Pensacola, Florida, passed away on August 24, 2009 in Atlanta, GA., while visiting his children.
Norm, son of the late Norman, Sr. and Doris Schrader of Rochester, NY, was born on Dec. 6, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, graduated from Hempstead High School in NY where he lettered in several sports, and where he recently celebrated his 50th class reunion. Norm enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1956. He received his commission and designation as a Naval Aviator in 1958. He had an extremely successful 21 year career. Highlights include serving two tours in Viet Nam as a helicopter pilot with the SEAWOLVES where he was highly decorated including two Air Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals and numerous campaign and service awards. In 1974 Norm assumed command of Helicopter Training Squadron 18 at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Fl. Following retirement from the Navy, he was base manager and flew for Air Logistics in Venice, LA for 17 years. Norm loved the Navy, and in retirement he enjoyed serving as a volunteer at the National Museum of Naval Aviation and with the Blue Angels. He also served in the Volunteers in Public Service with the Gulf Breeze Police Department.

Headstone Inscription: "Have a great U.S. Navy day!"
 
Burial:
Barrancas National Cemetery
Pensacola
Escambia County
Florida, USA

   
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
SERE SchoolUSN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)HA(L)-3 Seawolves
US NavyHS-7HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
  1968-1968, 630X, SERE School
  1968-1969, 131X, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1968-1969, 630X, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1968-1969, 630X, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1969-1972, 630X, Commander Key West Forces (COMKWESTFOR)
  1972-1974, 630X, HS-7
  1974-1977, 630X, HT-18 Vigilant Eagles
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
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