Heard, Perry Maxwell, Sr., AE2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AE-0000-Aviation Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1971-1975, AE-0000, VP-10 Red Lancers
Service Years
1956 - 1975
AE-Aviation Electrician's Mate
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Contact Info
Home Town
Lanett, AL
Last Address
Lisbon, ME

Date of Passing
Dec 18, 1997
Location of Interment
Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Augusta, Maine
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 Military Association Memberships
Branch 48
  1975, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 48 (Member) (San Francisco, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Last Known Activity
Perry M. Heard Sr., 63, of Farnsworth Street died Thursday at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston. He was a retired Navy aviation electrician's mate, 2nd Class. 

He was born in Lanett, Ala., and attended Lanett schools. 

Mr. Heard served during the Vietnam War as a helicopter gunner and retired from active duty on Feb. 12, 1975, after serving 21 years. He received four Good Conduct awards, a Naval Achievement Award, two letters of commendation, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Bronze Star, the expert rifleman and pistolman medal, and in 1971, received a letter of commendation from a rear admiral while stationed with the Helicopter Patrol Squadron at San Francisco Naval Air Station. 

Mr. Heard moved to this area in 1975. He was employed as a maintenance person for the Brunswick Housing Authority for many years and later for Topsham Fair Mall. In 1975, he attended Sears Electronic & Refrigeration School. 

He was a member of the Fleet Reserve and Chuna Vista Fleet Reserve, San Francisco. Mr. Heard enjoyed bowling. 

Surviving are three sons, James A. of Bath, Perry M. Jr. and Edward N., both of Brunswick; a daughter, Mrs. Ben (Cassandra C.) Tate of Brunswick; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick, with Navy Chaplain Timothy Lantz officiating. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the spring. 

(Portland Press Herald (ME) - Saturday, December 20, 1997 
"Portland Press Herald", Maine, GenealogyBank.com)

Per Dan Arnes 7/31/2015: Son of Perry Maxwell Heard and Ethel M. Toles. Aviation Electrician's Mate Petty Officer 2nd Class, (AE2) Perry Heard Jr. served with Helicopter Attack (Light) Squadron Three, HA(L)-3 in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner from 1970-1971. Various records list him as Sr. and Jr. (His father was Perry Maxwell and he has a son Perry M. Jr.)

Source: Bev Winship, Find A Grave
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Combat Air Crew Wings with 3 Stars
Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Badge

 Duty Stations
NAS Moffett FieldSERE SchoolCommander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
HA(L)-3 SeawolvesVP-30 Pro's NestVP-10 Red Lancers
  1967-1970, AE-0000, NAS Moffett Field
  1969-1969, AE-0000, SERE School
  1970-1970, AE-0000, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1970-1970, AE-0000, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
  1970-1971, AE-0000, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
  1971-1971, AE-0000, FRAMP VP-30, VP-30 Pro's Nest
  1971-1975, AE-0000, VP-10 Red Lancers
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
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