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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Service Years
1965 - 1967
NEC
ADJ-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate-Jet
Home State
Louisiana
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate


Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Other Accident
Location
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Saint Anns New Cemetery - Mamou, Louisiana
Wall Coordinates
24E 020
Jul 29, 1967
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
In July 1967, Forrestal departed Norfolk for duty in waters off Vietnam. In the Gulf of Tonkin on 29... More
1964 - 1973
Service to 1967
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
1967
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
1967
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
1967
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
1967
USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
Description
In July 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. An electrical anomaly had caused the discharge of a Zuni rocket on the flight deck, triggering a chain-reaction of explosion... More
Memories
On 29 July 1967, during preparation for another strike, a Zuni rocket misfired, knocking off an exte... More
1967 - 1967
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1967
Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red Rippers
Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11) Red Rippers
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1967
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17)
COMNAVAIRLANT/Commander Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1967
Aviation Machinist Mate School Advanced
Aviation Machinist Mate School Advanced
Rank
Airman
Comments
Comments Pending
1966 - 1966
(AD) Aviation Machinist Mate A School
(AD) Aviation Machinist Mate A School
Rank
Airman
Comments
Comments Pending
1965 - 1965
Service from 1965

 
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