THIBOUTOT, Lionel, S1c

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Seaman 1st Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SN-0000-Seaman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Primary Unit
1943-1945, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Decommissioning
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
SN-Seaman
Seaman 1st Class

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Fall River, MA
Last Address
Born in Fall River, Massachusetts, Nel lived in Fall River for many years and in Tiverton, Rhode Island, for the past 47 years.

Date of Passing
Jan 27, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Notre Dame Cemetery - Fall River, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Blue Star




 Military Association Memberships
The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Post 126Post 486, Pvt. Joseph Francis Post
  1945, The National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1945, American Legion, Post 126 (Recorder) (Fall River, Massachusetts) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1945, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 486, Pvt. Joseph Francis Post (Fall River, Massachusetts) - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Lionel "Nel" Aime Thiboutot


Navy veteran of WW II, USS Halford (DD-480). 
Commissioned: 10 April 1943
Decommissioned: 15 May 1946.
Received 7 Battle Stars for service in the Pacific during WWII.


USS HALFORD DD 480

COMMANDING OFFICERS & BATTLE STARS

Lieutenant Commander G.N. Johansen, USN 10 April 1943 to 1 March1944 
Lieutenant Commander R.J. Hardy, USN March 1944 to 1 March 1945 
Commander R.J. Oliver, USN 1 April 1945 to 1 April 1946 
Lieutenant Commander M. Johnson, Jr., USN April 1946 to Inactivation


During World War II, USS HALFORD earned seven Battle Stars on the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal for participating in the following operations: 
1 Star/Consolidation of the Northern Solomon Islands - 1 February 1944 
1 Star/Bismarck Archipelago Operation 
Green Islands Landing'- 15 February to 19 February 1944 
Antishipping sweeps and bombardments of Rabaul and New Ireland - 24 February to 1 March 1944 
1 Star/Pacific Raids - 1943 
Marcus Island Raid - 31 August 1943 
Wake Island Raid - 5-6 October 1943

1 Star/Marianas Operation 
Capture and Occupation of Saipan - 14 June to 16 July 1944 
Capture and Occupation of Guam - 12 July to 9 August 1944 
1 Star/Western Caroline Islands Operation 
Capture and Occupation of Southern Palau Islands - 6 Septembe to 14 October 1944 
1 Star/Leyte Operation 
Leyte Landings - 10 October to 29 November 19

Battle of Surigao Strait - 24 October to 26 October 1944
Ormoc Bay Landings - 7 December to 13 December l944 
Battle of Surigao Strait - 24 October to 26 October 1944
Ormoc Bay Landings - 7 December to 13 December l944 
1 Star/Luzon Operation 
Mindoro Landings - 12 December to 18 December 1944 
Lingayen Gulf Landings 4 January to 18 January 1945 
HALFORD has also earned the Navy Occupation Service Medal for the period 7 to 20 September 1945.

   
Other Comments:

CINCPAC MSG TO PACIFIC FLEET
October 30, 1944


DATE: OCT 30, 44
FROM: RDO HONOLULU
TO: PACIFIC FLEET
INFO COMMANDER IN CHIEF UNITED STATES FLEET
USS HALFORD DD480


THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF PACIFIC FLEET DESIRES TO EXPRESS TO ALL OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE FLEET HIS PRIDE AND GRATITUDE FOR THE COURAGEOUS AND AGGRESSIVE MANNER IN WHICH THEY HAVE DONE THEIR UTMOST TO DESTROY THE ENEMY IN THE RECENT FIGHTING IN THE PACIFIC.  


TO THOSE WHO HAVE FOUGHT IN THE AIR ON THE SURFACER AND IN OUR SUBMARINES "WELL DONE". 


TO THOSE BRAVE MEN WHO HAVE GALLANTLY GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO ACHIEVE VICGORY FOR OUR COUNTRY OUR REVERED AND LASTING RESPECT X THEIR HIGH EXAMPLE WILL INSPIRE US ALL IN THE COMPLETION OF OUR TASK OF DESTROYING THE ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES. 
 

   
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 Duty Stations
US NavyCommander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
  1942-1942, SR-0000, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1942-1945, SN-0000, USS Halford (DD-480)
  1943-1945, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Naval attack of Truk (Operation Hailstone)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/Treasury-Bougainville operation (1943)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Philippine Sea
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Leyte Campaign (1944)
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Surigao Strait
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Tinian
  1944-1944 Leyte Campaign (1944)/Battle of Leyte Gulf
  1945-1945 Luzon Campaign (1944-45)/Invasion of Lingayen Gulf
  1945-1945 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
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