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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Service Years
1957 - 1965
NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Home State
Washington
GM-Gunner's Mate


Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Wall Coordinates
02E 135
Oct 26, 1965
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
1964 - 1973
Dixie Station, South Vietnam
Description
Dixie Station was established in the South China Sea off the Mekong Delta May 15, 1965 to August 3, 1966 as a single-carrier counterpart to the multi-carrier Yankee Station, which was located further ... More
Memories
On 23 September, she moved into the Gulf of Thailand near the west coast of South Vietnam to partici... More
1965 - 1966
Service to 1965
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
1965
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1965
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
1965
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
1965
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
1965
USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Comments
Comments Pending
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
1964 - 1965
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Description
On July 31, 1964 USS Maddox (DD-731) began a reconnaissance mission in the Gulf of Tonkin and was attacked by three North Vietnamese patrol boats in international waters on August 2, 1964.
Memories
On 13 March 1964, Turner Joy departed Long Beach to embark upon her most celebrated tour of duty in ... More
1964 - 1964
USS Cowell (DD-547)
USS Cowell (DD-547)
Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
Comments
Comments Pending
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
1963 - 1964
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Navy Good Conduct Medal (NGCM) is a decoration presented by the United States Navy to recognize members who have completed three years of honorable service. Medals awarded before January 1, 1996 r... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1961
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
1961
Service from 1957

 
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