Church, Vernon Roy, ADRC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
ADR-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate Reciprocating Engine Mechanic
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate Reciprocating Engine Mechanic
Primary Unit
1955-1956, ADR-0000, USS Edisto (AGB-2)
Service Years
1941 - 1964
ADR-Aviation Machinist's Mate Reciprocating Engine Mechanic
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Contact Info
Home Town
Kuner, CO
Last Address
Pemberton, NJ

Date of Passing
Jan 20, 2002
Location of Interment
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery - Wrightstown, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
N 16223

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1941, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Duty Stations
USS Enterprise (CV-6)US NavyUSS Missouri (BB-63)USS Edisto (AGB-2)
  1941-1943, AMM-0000, USS Enterprise (CV-6)
  1943-1944, AMM-0000, Carrier Air Service Unit 1 (CASU-1)
  1944-1944, AMM-0000, USS Nassau (CVE-16)
  1948-1948, AMM-0000, USS Missouri (BB-63)
  1955-1956, ADR-0000, USS Edisto (AGB-2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor/Japanese Air Raid on NAS Kaneohe Bay
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Air Strikes on Marcus and Wake Islands
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Marcus Island Raid
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings/Battle of Savo Island
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands
  1943-1943 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of Rennel Island
  1944-1944 Asiatic-Pacific Specified Raids (1944)/Formosa Air Battle
  1955-1956 Operation Deep Freeze I
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Mar 30, 2019, General Photos1
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Of Pemberton. Age 79 years. Died
January 21, 2002. A native of the Northwestern United States, he toured the World during his military Career residing in Pemberton Twp. since 1975. Vernon was a retired ADRC (E-7) having served 23 years in the U.S. Navy. He was a Pearl Harbor survivor and was on the USS Enterprise during WWII and was in over 16 Battles. He also served on the 1st expedition to the South Pole and also served at the North Pole. Vernon was a Veteran of WWII, Korea & Vietnam. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve of Lakehurst and the notable Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Chapter #3 of South Jersey and was a Gold Star Father having lost his son Robert E. Church, of the U.S. Marines having died in Vietnam. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Medford. He also was a former Bookkeeper for Rancocas Valley Furniture, Mount Holly. Beloved Husband of Elizabeth J. (nee Hoffman). Beloved Father of John G. and his wife Pat of Whiting and Marsha G. Gardner and her husband Wayne of Lindenwold, and the late Robert E. Brother of Charles, Robert and Frank all of Vancouver, WA
and Earl of Texas. Grandfather of 3 and Great Grandfather of 5.
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