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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Seaman
Service Years
1968 - 1970
NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Home State
Pennsylvania
GM-Gunner's Mate


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Montoursville Cemetery - Montoursville, Pennsylvania
Wall Coordinates
07W 055 / Sec F, Lot 92, Range P1-1, Grave 03
Sep 11, 1970
Vietnam War
Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated
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Memories
PIRAZ Station. North SAR
1970 - 1973
Service to 1970
USS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764/DDE-764)
USS Lloyd Thomas (DD-764/DDE-764)
Rank
Seaman
Comments
Comments Pending
1970 - 1970
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1970
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Description
Description Pending
1970
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Description
Description Pending
1970
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
1970
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Description
Description Pending
1970
Yankee Station, North Vietnam
Description
Yankee Station was a point in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam used by the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers of Task Force 77 to launch strikes in the Vietnam War. While its official designation ... More
Memories
Assigned to the gun line, the destroyer provided naval gunfire support to troops ashore for four day... More
1970 - 1970
Training Exercise - UNITAS '69
Description
UNITAS exercises are sponsored by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command with the objective to foster cooperation and increase interoperability among the navies of the Americas. Held continuously since 19... More
Memories
The destroyer got underway for her first western Pacific deployment in over 20 years on 12 August 19... More
1969 - 1969
Service from 1968

 
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