Alexander, Michael (Mike), FT3

Fire Control Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
FTM-0000-Fire Control Technician Missile
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Control Technician
Primary Unit
1966-1969, FTM-0000, USS Canberra (CAG-2)
Service Years
1966 - 1970
FT-Fire Control Technician

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US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon




 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association
  2006, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified]


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  1966-1969, FTM-0000, USS Canberra (CAG-2)

FTM-Fire Control Technician Surface Missile Fire Control

From Month/Year
October / 1966

To Month/Year
- / 1969

Unit
USS Canberra (CAG-2) Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class

NEC
FTM-0000-Fire Control Technician Missile

Location
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 USS Canberra (CAG-2) Details

USS Canberra (CAG-2)

In March 1960 Canberra began an eight-month cruise around the World, operating with both the Seventh Fleet in Asian waters and with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. Canberra made two six-month deployments to the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea leaving Norfolk in February and returning in September of 1962 and another in 1963. She took part in the Cuban Quarantine in the fall of 1962 and, in October 1963, was transferred to the Pacific Fleet. The Vietnam War soon became the focus of her final half-decade. Conducting her first combat deployment since the World War II, she spent the first several months of 1965 off Southeast Asia. A second Vietnam deployment followed in February-June 1966 and a third lasted from October 1966 until April 1967. During these operations her six remaining eight-inch guns were extensively employed for shelling enemy positions in both North and South Vietnam.

Bombardment duty dominated Canberra's next two war tours, in October 1967-April 1968 and from September 1968 to January 1969. This gunnery emphasis, plus the outdated nature of her "Terrier" guided missile system, caused her reclassification back to a heavy cruiser in May 1968, when she regained her original hull number, CA-70. Canberra's missile launchers and guidance radars were removed in 1969, following the end of her last Vietnam cruise. Soon thereafter, in October 1969, she arrived at San Francisco, California, to begin inactivation work. Decommissioned in early February 1970, USS Canberra was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in July 1978 and sold for scrapping in July 1980.

One of the USS Canberra‚??s propellers was saved and is on display at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro, CA. The USS Canberra's (CAG-2) ship's bell, a distinctive emblem of her proud career, was presented to the Government and Commonwealth of Australia in Sept of 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the ANZUS Treaty Alliance. It is now on display at the Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney, Australia.¬†



Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS A-C

Strength
Guided Missile Cruiser

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105
   

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2010
   
   
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95 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Canberra (CAG-2)

Bidwell, Barry, SCPO, (1965-1985) FT FT-1156 Petty Officer First Class
Ingraham, Le Roy, LCDR, (1964-1989) FT FT-1162 Petty Officer Second Class
Bonjour, Roger, SN, (1965-1967) FT FT-0000 Seaman
Bruett, Robert, PO3, (1964-1968) MM MM-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Navin, Jack, CAPT, (1959-1990) OFF 000X Captain
Adams, John, LT, (1967-1971) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Ullman, Kenneth, LT, (1967-1970) OFF 000X Lieutenant
Babb, Charles, LTJG, (1967-1973) OFF 310X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Reed, Myron, LT, (1962-1971) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Free, Dale, CWO3, (1956-1976) OFF 741X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Newmann, Jerold, MCPO, (1943-1973) BT BT-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Smith, Donald, MCPO, (1948-1969) RM RM-2314 Master Chief Petty Officer
Reed, David, MCPO, (1948-1978) YN YN-0000 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Grieson, Robert, CPO, (1961-1966) EM EM-4621 Chief Petty Officer
Simpson, David, CPO, (1959-1986) GMM GMM-0997 Chief Petty Officer
Becker, Lowell, CPO, (1953-1978) HM HM-8417 Petty Officer First Class
Berry, Dick, PO1, (1964-1970) FTM FTM-1189 Petty Officer First Class
Martin, John, MCPO, (1961-1983) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
SWENSEN, Leland, SCPO, (1957-1977) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allan, Robert, PO2, (1963-1969) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beard, F. Neal, SCPO, (1960-1982) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brown, Garry, PO1, (1960-1976) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Doyle, Ronald, CMC, (1959-1984) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Frost, Barry, PO2, (1963-1970) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Robert, PO2, (1964-1967) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kimble, Bob, PO2, (1966-1972) FTM FTM-1165 Petty Officer Second Class
Marcoux, Donald, PO2, (1962-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Morgado, Manuel, PO2, (1966-1969) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
O'Dell, Grant, PO2, (1964-1968) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Peltzer, Carman, CPO, (1963-1983) ETR ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Perry, Michael, PO2, (1964-1966) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Richie, Dennis, PO2, (1963-1966) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Seppala, Richard, PO2, (1964-1968) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, John, PO2, (1964-1989) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Smith, Steve, PO2, (1965-1969) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Snovel, Jim, PO2, (1964-1969) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Stark, Michael, PO2, (1966-1970) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Steverson, Rodney, PO2, (1958-1966) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Turner, Gary, CPO, (1963-1976) IC IC-4712 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilson, Gerald, PO2, (1965-1969) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Second Class
Bruett, Robert, PO3, (1964-1968) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Bruett, Robert, PO3, (1964-1968) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Chandler, Mike, PO3, (1966-1970) RM 23CQ Petty Officer Third Class
Clark, Rod, PO3, (1966-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Clark, Rod, PO3, (1966-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Cobb, Dave, PO3, (1965-1969) FTG FTG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Curtis, Stewart, PO2, (1967-1973) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Dutz, Damon, PO3, (1967-1970) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gibson, Larry, PO3, (1965-1969) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Gibson, Larry, PO3, (1965-1969) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Guillory, Ronald, PO3, (1962-1966) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Jackson, John, PO3, (1962-1966) PC PC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kasak, Robert, PO3, (1964-1968) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kjorstad, Loren, PO2, (1967-1970) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Meave, Juan Jose, PO3, (1964-1967) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Moore, Guy, PO3, (1967-1971) DK DK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Nall, John, PO3, (1964-1970) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Palmer, Bud, PO3, (1963-1967) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Peake, Chris, PO3, (1964-1967) FTM FTM-1189 Petty Officer Third Class

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