King, E., III, LCDR

Limited Duty Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Reserve Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
629X-Limited Duty Officer - Communications - Submarine
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Limited Duty Officer
Primary Unit
1996-1996, 629X, USS Simpson (FFG-56)
Previously Held NEC
RM-2312-High Speed Manual Morse Operator
RM-0000-Radioman
Service Years
1965 - 2000
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Suez Canal
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30 Recruiting Command of Excellence


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Domain of the Emperor Penguin US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
American Legion-National Rifle Association (NRA)Post 8878, David Gibbs PostSubmarine Veterans of WW II
National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA)Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans AssociationDisabled American Veterans (DAV)
Catholic War Veterans of the USAUSS Bausell AssociationThe Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam WarGame Wardens of Vietnam
Chapter 920The Tin Can Sailors Radio NetUniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)Texas Navy Association
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
  1066, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1968, American Legion, Post 169 (Member) (Wichita Falls, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1968, -National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1976, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 8878, David Gibbs Post (Member) (Wichita Falls, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1995, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1995, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2006, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Catholic War Veterans of the USA [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, USS Bausell Association [Verified]
  2008, The Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War
  2008, Game Wardens of Vietnam
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 920 (Denton, Texas) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, The Tin Can Sailors Radio Net [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2010, United States Navy Radioman Association (USNRMA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, Uniformed Service Disabled Retirees (USDR)
  2010, Texas Navy Association
  2097, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Ham Radio Operator W5EAK - Former Navy/Marine Corps MARS Operator NNN0IKP, proudly serving those who serve. - Our Yukon Denali and Home have Ham Radios installed with APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System). It has never been easier to get your entry level Ham Radio License, All over the country there are one day courses called "Ham Crams," just call your local Red Cross for information.
   
Other Comments:
Do to a major decline in my health resulting from my exposure to Agent Orange, we have decided to move our "Home Port" to Denton Texas. We needed to be closer to some of our kids. Two of our six kids live here and have been wonderful. Thank God for family. We are and always Texans. My Great-Great-Granduncle, William P. King died at the Alamo on March 6 1836. I come from a long line of Warriors. Both my parents served in WW-II, my Dad served in the 12th Armored Division, ETO, and my Mom was a Navy WAVES Aviator and flew the Pacific Ocean doing weather recon. I have many other family members who served this great country, ever since the Revolutionary War.
   

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Officer Badge
SSBN Deterrent Patrol Badge - 1 Patrol

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 310
 Duty Stations
USS Hyman (DD-732)Professional Schools and CoursesUSS Parsons (DDG-33)USS Bausell (DD-845)
USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)USS Blackfin (SS-322)USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602)Pacific Reserve Fleet (PACRESFLT) Stockton, CA
NRD DallasUSS Simpson (FFG-56)
  1965-1966, RM-2312, USS Hyman (DD-732)
  1966-1966, RM-0000, Basic Electronics and Electricity School (BE&E)
  1966-1967, RM-2312, (RM) Radioman A School
  1967-1968, RM-2312, USS Parsons (DDG-33)
  1968-1969, RM-2312, USS Bausell (DD-845)
  1968-1969, RM-2312, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)/PBR-105
  1972-1972, 629X, USS Blackfin (SS-322)
  1972-1973, 629X, USS Abraham Lincoln (SSBN-602)
  1973-1989, 629X, Pacific Reserve Fleet (PACRESFLT) Stockton, CA
  1989-2000, 629X, NRD Dallas
  1996-1996, 629X, USS Simpson (FFG-56)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1965-1970 Operation Market Time
  1966-1968 Operation Sea Dragon
  1968-1969 Operation SEALORDS
 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.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Cornell University
  1969-1971, Del Mar University, Corpus Christi, TX
  1973-1975, Cornell University
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