Hatcliff, Earl Richard, AD1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
AD-8257-P2V Flight Crew Plane Captain
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1972-1975, AD-0000, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
Service Years
1955 - 1975
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Home Town
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Last Address
Coupeville, Washington

Date of Passing
Oct 11, 2010
Location of Interment
Maple Leaf Cemetery - Oak Harbor, Washington
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HAL-3 Seawolf Association
  1990, HAL-3 Seawolf Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Earl Richard Hatcliff
December 6, 1936 - October 11, 2010

Born: December 6, 1936
Place of Birth: Independence, Kansas
Death: October 11, 2010
Place of Death: Coupeville, Washington

Earl Richard Hatcliff, 73, went home to be with the Lord on October 11, 2010 after a short illness. He was born to Ralph and Hattie (Bruch) Hatcliff in Independence, Kansas, and was raised in the community of Big Cove, Cherokee, North Carolina. After high school, Earl enlisted in the US Navy where he served as an aircraft mechanic. He was awarded a Gallantry Cross with Palm and a Presidential Unit Citation for his service in Vietnam. Earl Retired from the US Navy after 20 years of service and then worked as the night supervisor at the Norwester Club on NAS Whidbey Island.

Earl loved the Navy and his country. He regularly attended the HA(L) 3 Seawolf Association reunions. He loved many things: fishing, crabbing, camping, wild life, talking to people and reading westerns. Earl loved his family, his friends and God. He always enjoyed bringing a smile to people. He will be missed by all who loved him and knew him.

Earl is survived by his wife Lydia and daughter, Trisha, son, E. Richard Hatcliff II, one brother, Winston Hatcliff, and six stepdaughters. There are many grandchildren, two great grand children and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 2PM at Burley Funeral Chapel. Burial with Military honors followed at Maple Leaf Cemetery.

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Earl did four (4) consecutive tours with HA)L)-3 in Vietnam and was on the last flights out of Binh Thuy when HA(L)-3 was disestablished on 16 March 1972.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
VR-30 Providers/Stagecoach WestSERE SchoolUSN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
HA(L)-3 SeawolvesNaval Air Station Whidbey Island
  1966-1969, AD-0000, VR-30 Providers/Stagecoach West
  1969-1969, AD-0000, SERE School
  1969-1972, AD-0000, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1969-1972, AD-0000, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1969-1972, AD-0000, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1972-1975, AD-0000, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
  1971-1971 Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (71)
  1971-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (71-72)
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