Buxton, Val, SM1

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Petty Officer First Class
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Primary Unit
1995-1998, MA-9545, Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar (NAVCONBRIG), MCAS Miramar

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Ron Birtciel, SMC to remember Buxton, Val, PO1.

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Date of Passing
Dec 20, 2001
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U.S. Navy Corrections

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

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Last Known Activity
I know Val was serving aboard a FFG out of San Diego at the time of his death, but cant recall which one.  If anyone out there that knows could e-mail me I will update his profile. Also if anyone has any pictures they'd like to share.
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  1992-1994, SM-0000, USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)


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USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) Unit Page

Petty Officer Second Class


San Diego

 USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) Details

USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)
Hull number - LSD-40
Awarded - May 2, 1967
Keel Laid - July 15, 1970
Launched - April 22, 1972
Commissioned - December 9, 1972
Decommissioned - February 27, 1998
Builder - General Dynamics, Quincy, Mass.
Propulsion System - Two 600 psi boilers
Propellers - Two
Length - 553 feet (168.6 meters)
Beam - 85 feet (25.9 meters)
Draft - 18 feet 5.5 meters)
Displacement - Approx. 14,000 toons full load
Speed - 22 knots
Well Deck Capacity - Three LCAC
Aircraft - None, but helicopter platform
Crew - 18 Officers and 340 Enlisted
Marine Detachment - 330 Marines
Armament - Two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, Two Mk-38 Machine Guns, Four .50 Machine Guns

Commanding Officers:

Dec 9, 1972 - Sept 17, 1974 - CAPT Gene F. Gauthier, USN
Sept 17, 1974 - Dec 3, 1976 - CDR Glynn M. Thompson, USN
Dec 3, 1976 - Dec 22, 1978 - CDR John F. Gamboa, USN
Dec 22, 1978 - Mar 27, 1981 - CDR Kenneth R. Barry, USN
Mar 27, 1981 - Mar 24, 1983 - CDR Nigel E. Parkhurst, USN
Mar 24, 1983 - Jun 15, 1985 - CDR Richard C. Williams III, USN
Jun 15, 1985 - Oct 24, 1987 - CDR Arthur J. Gilbert, USN
Oct 24, 1987 - Dec 8, 1989 - CDR Edward P. Anglim, USN
Dec 8, 1989 - Jan 17, 1992 - CDR Thomas F. Radich, USN
Jan 17, 1992 - Oct 22, 1993 - CDR John T. Nawrocki, USN
Oct 22, 1993 - Jan 11, 1996 - CDR William E. Jezierski, USN
Jan 11, 1996 - Aug 31, 1997 - CDR Stuart B Markey, USN
Aug 31, 1997 - Feb 27, 1998 - CDR Thomas R. Williams, USN

Surface Vessels


Parent Unit


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SH Crow, Raymon, Jr., SH1 19

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2007
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125 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)

MCWILLIAMS, J.B., PO1, (1987-2007) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sistrunk, Rich, PO2, (1993-2008) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Williams, Thomas, CAPT, (1979-2009) OFF 111X Commander
Clark, Randy, CAPT, (1980-2005) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Henson, Richard, MCPO, (1970-1996) BM BM-0000 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Roberts, Terry, SCPO, (1979-1999) EN EN-4315 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Dunn, Roy, CPO, (1983-2003) DC DC-4811 Chief Petty Officer
Imes, David, CPO, (1978-1999) ET ET-0000 Chief Petty Officer
McTavish, John, CPO, (1981-1996) SH SH-3131 Chief Petty Officer
Schwartz, Jon, CPO, (1965-1994) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Shields, Jeff, LCDR, (1978-2008) MM MM-4206 Chief Petty Officer
Austin, Steve, CPO, (1979-2003) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Blok, Randy, CPO, (1985-2007) MM MM-4296 Petty Officer First Class
Curtis, Joesph, PO1, (1975-1993) YN YN-2525 Petty Officer First Class
Green, Martinez, PO1, (1994-2000) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Grgetich, Joe, MCPO, (1983-2015) 00 0172 Petty Officer First Class
Hunnewell, C.t., PO1, (1976-1997) AO NC-9589 Petty Officer First Class
Pinder, Mark, PO1, (1980-2005) EW EW-1737 Petty Officer First Class
Pinder, Mark, PO1, (1980-2005) EW EW-1733 Petty Officer First Class
Quezada, Johnny, LCDR, (1984-2015) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Soriano, Manuelito, PO1, (1977-1997) MS MS-3529 Petty Officer First Class
Swierczek, Walter, PO1, (1982-1996) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Turpin, Brian, CPO, (1980-2006) OS OS-0342 Petty Officer First Class
Wayland, Doug, PO1, (1987-1997) HT HT-4955 Petty Officer First Class
Wells, Eric, PO1, (1972-1993) IC IC-4718 Petty Officer First Class
Williams, Ralph, CPO, (1985-2005) GM GM-0812 Petty Officer First Class
Wolfe, Shawn, SCPO, (1985-2007) HM HM-8425 Petty Officer First Class
Cerillo, Ric, CPO, (1988-Present) BT BT-4533 Petty Officer Second Class
Cooper, Jack, PO2, (1985-2007) IT IT-2318 Petty Officer Second Class
Cooper, Richard, CPO, (1983-2008) RM RM-2318 Petty Officer Second Class
Crowley, John, PO2, (1989-1993) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Second Class
France, Jonathan, LCDR, (1992-Present) BT BT-4505 Petty Officer Second Class
Hampton, Christopher, PO2, (1989-1995) ET ET-1507 Petty Officer Second Class
Koppenhofer, Scott, PO2, (1988-1994) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lopez, Hector, PO1, (1986-2006) RM RM-2321 Petty Officer Second Class
LOPEZ, RICHARD, PO2, (1990-1994) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lugo, Danny, PO1, (1984-2004) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Malinis, Mike, CPO, (1989-2011) EW EW-1733 Petty Officer Second Class
MANZANO, EDGARDO, SCPO, (1990-Present) EM EM-4671 Petty Officer Second Class
Martire, Al, PO2, (1992-1998) BT BT-4533 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Jon, LT, (1990-2007) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Robinson, Troy, PO2, (1988-1992) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Schneider, Bryan, PO2, (1988-1994) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Sligowski, Scott, PO2, (1987-1992) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Second Class
Stewart, James P., PO2, (1976-1994) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Way, Frank, PO2, (1993-2000) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Widler, Cameron, PO1, (1990-2002) EW EW-1733 Petty Officer Second Class
BILLIOT, JOHN, PO1, (1991-2016) GS GSM-4133 Petty Officer Third Class
Byerly, Michael, PO3, (1991-1996) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Caicedo, John, LTJG, (1993-Present) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Combs, Christopher, PO1, (1991-2011) ET ET-1511 Petty Officer Third Class
Drager, Fred, PO3, (1990-1994) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Evans, Greg, PO3, (1990-1995) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Frattini, Brian, PO1, (1994-2003) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Freeze, Mike, PO3, (1989-1993) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kitzman, Stacy, CPO, (1988-2013) BT BT-4513 Petty Officer Third Class
Lynch, Larry, MCPO, (1991-2007) IT IT-2321 Petty Officer Third Class
Maddox, Scott, PO2, (1994-2002) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Marner, Devon, PO2, (1991-2011) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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