Coombs, Robert, SK2

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1970, SK-0000, USS WASHTENAW COUNTY LST-1166
Previously Held NEC
SR-0000-Seaman Recruit
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
LS-0000-Logistics Specialist
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

Mobile Riverine Forces Mekong Delta Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary Brown Water Navy (Vietnam)

Maritime Warfare Excellence Award Logistics Management Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Post 233, Desert Edge PostMobile Riverine Force AssociationNavy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc.
Vietnam Era Seabees, IncGame Wardens of VietnamChapter 28Chapter 47
  1968, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 233, Desert Edge Post (Member) (Beaumont, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1995, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]
  1995, Navy Seabee Veterans Of America, Inc. [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Vietnam Era Seabees, Inc
  1995, Game Wardens of Vietnam
  2013, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 28 (Member) (Riverside, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 47 (Member) (Riverside, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
As of July 11, 2008, fully retired after 38 years working in the tool & die industry!
Other Comments:
Not Specified
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 745
 Duty Stations
NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San DiegoNAB CoronadoNavy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)
USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)Coastal Surveillance Force (TF-115)USS WASHTENAW COUNTY LST-1166Commander Landing Ship Squadron 9 (LANSHIPRON 9)
USS Mobile (LKA-115)USS Pickaway (APA-222)Surface Vessels USS No Name
  1966-1967, SR-0000, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) San Diego
  1967-1967, BM-0000, NAB Coronado
  1967-1968, BM-0000, Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)/Amphibious Construction Battalion One (ACB-1)
  1967-1968, BM-0000, Navy Beach Group 1 (NBG-1)
  1968-1968, SK-0000, USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)
  1968-1969, SK-0000, Coastal Surveillance Force (TF-115)
  1968-1970, SK-0000, USS WASHTENAW COUNTY LST-1166
  1968-1970, SK-0000, Commander Landing Ship Squadron 9 (LANSHIPRON 9)
  1968-1970, SK-0000, USS WASHTENAW COUNTY LST-1166
  1970-1970, SK-0000, USS Mobile (LKA-115)
  1970-1970, USS Pickaway (APA-222)
  1970-1970, LS-0000, APL-9
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
  1971-1973 Vietnam War
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy?
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
San Bernardino Valley College
  1965-1966, Mt San Jacinto College
  1972-1974, San Bernardino Valley College
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