Butcher, Kenneth John, MM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1981-1983, MM-0000, SEAL Team 6, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
Service Years
1976 - 1983
MM-Machinists Mate
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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Islip
Last Address

Casualty Date
Oct 23, 1983
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Unknown, Not Reported
Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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United States Navy Memorial
  1983, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Anchorage (LSD-36)USS Alamo (LSD-33)USS Schenectady (LST-1185)US Navy
USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)NSWU-1, Naval Special Warfare  Group 1 (NSWG-1)SEAL Team 6, Naval Special Warfare  Group 2 (NSWG-2)
  1977-1977, MM-0000, USS Anchorage (LSD-36)
  1977-1977, MM-0000, USS Alamo (LSD-33)
  1977-1977, MM-0000, USS Schenectady (LST-1185)
  1977-1980, MM-0000, Underwater Demolition Teams (UDT) 11
  1979-1979, MM-0000, USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)
  1979-1979, MM-0000, NSWU-1, Naval Special Warfare Group 1 (NSWG-1)
  1981-1983, MM-0000, SEAL Team 6, Naval Special Warfare Group 2 (NSWG-2)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1983-1983 Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Ken Butcher was born on December 20, 1956, in New York City, New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on January 20, 1976, and completed basic training at NTC Great Lakes, Illinois, in March 1976. Butcher next attended Machinist's Mate training at NTC Great Lakes from March to June 1976, followed by Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training with Class 90 from June 1976 to January 1977. He attended the Navy Parachute School at NATTC Lakehurst, New Jersey, during February 1977, and then served with UDT-11 at NAB Coronado, California, from March 1977 to February 1980. During this time he deployed aboard the dock landing ship USS Anchorage (LSD-36) from March to April 1977, aboard the dock landing ship USS Alamo (LSD-33) in July 1977, aboard the tank landing ship USS Schenectady (LST-1185) from July to August 1977, back aboard the USS Anchorage from September to November 1977, and aboard the dock landing ship USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) from March to July 1979. He also deployed with Naval Special Warfare Unit ONE to Naval Station Subic Bay in the Philippines from July to September 1979. After completing additional training, MM1 Butcher served with SEAL Team SIX at Dam Neck, Virginia, from December 1981 until he was killed in action during Operation Urgent Fury, the Invasion of Grenada, on October 23, 1983. His remains were never recovered from the Caribbean Sea near Grenada.

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