Newton, Lawrence, SM1

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1981-1982, USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968)
Service Years
1968 - 1982
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Plank Owner
Three Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Post 20Dept of Kentucky
  2000, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, American Legion, Post 20 (Member) (Erlanger, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Kentucky (Member) (Louisville, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Currently retired from U.S. Postal Service.Have an old truck,like to cruise. Enjoying life try and go west every opportunity and see old friends.

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  1968-1969, USS Prairie (AD-15)

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 USS Prairie (AD-15) Details

USS Prairie (AD-15)

Hull number AD-15 Dixie Class Destroyer Tender:
Laid down, 7 December 1938, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 9 December 1939
Commissioned USS Prairie (AD-15), 5 August 1940, CAPT. John B. W. Waller in command
During World War II Prairie was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
During the Vietnam War Prairie participated in the following campaign:
  • Vietnam War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign, 16 t o17 March 1973
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 March 1993
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title transfer to MARAD, 1 April 1993
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 2 April 2 1993 (some sources indicate 6 April 1993) to "Nishant Import & Export" of the United Arab Emirates for $960,000. Towed to India in April 1993 and scrapped
  • USS Prairie earned one campaign star for Vietnam War service
Displacement 18,000 t. (lim) 
Length 530' 6" 
Beam 73' 4" 
Draft 24' 5" 
Speed 19.6 kts (trial) 

officer 123
enlisted 1,576 
four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
two 3pdr gun mounts
Aft two 5"/38 mounts and all 40mm gun mounts later removed, and helicopter platform added 
Largest boom capacity 20 t. 
Ship's Service Generators four 750Kw 450V A.C. 
Fuel Capacity
NFSO 24,555 Bbls.
Diesel 2,705 Bbls. 
two New York Shipbuilding Parsons-design steam turbines
four Babcock & Wilcox "A" (three drum expansion type) boilers 485psi 720°.
double De Laval Main Reduction Gear
two propellers, 11,000shp


Surface Vessels


Parent Unit

Tender/ Repair Ship

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

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2009
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63 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Prairie (AD-15)

Williams, Merle, SCPO, (1951-1976) Chief Petty Officer
Brummet, Robert, PO1, (1952-1972) Petty Officer First Class
Gedney, Jay, PO1, (1965-1975) Petty Officer Second Class
Lane, Marcus, MCPO, (1965-1990) Petty Officer Third Class
Copley, Donald, (1967-1971) WT WT-0000 [Other Service Rank]
Kinnas, Nicholas, CDR, (1967-1987) OFF 00X Ensign
Brewer, Dennis, CPO, (1967-2009) IC Chief Petty Officer
Adams, Arnold, PO1, (1966-1972) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Jerry, PO1, (1957-1976) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Allen, Larry, PO1, (1966-1972) FTG FTG-1127 Petty Officer First Class
Brown, Carey, PO2, (1967-1975) ET ET-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Colton, Don, MCPO, (1967-1992) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Costa, Joe, CWO4, (1964-1985) GMT GMT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Decker, Roger, PO2, (1965-1969) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gough, Ned, PO2, (1968-1969) YN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Kersch, Ken, PO2, (1966-1972) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Miller, Terry, PO2, (1964-1968) IC Petty Officer Second Class
O'Neal, Ira, SCPO, (1960-1987) RM RM-2342 Petty Officer Second Class
O'Neal, Ira, SCPO, (1960-1987) RM RM-2314 Petty Officer Second Class
Raymond, Ed, MCPO, (1963-1985) ET ET-1588 Petty Officer Second Class
Raymond, Edwin, CMC, (1963-1985) ET ET-1588 Petty Officer Second Class
Reynolds, James, PO2, (1965-1969) MR MR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Welden, Tom, PO2, (1966-1969) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Welden, Tom, PO2, (1967-1969) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ashcraft, John, PO3, (1966-1970) TM TM-0718 Petty Officer Third Class
Bienstock, Allen, PO3, (1967-1970) LI LI-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
GNASS, JOHN, SCPO, (1964-1985) 00 00E Petty Officer Third Class
Hamilton, Festus, PO3, (1967-1970) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hannacher, Charles, PO3, (1965-1969) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hicks, Rodney, PO3, (1966-1970) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hill, Danny, PO3, (1969-1973) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Holder, Clyde, PO3, (1964-1968) SH SH-3122 Petty Officer Third Class
Hollins, Floviel, PO1, (1976-1979) SK Petty Officer Third Class
Hunsaker, Allen, PO3, (1967-1971) DM DM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Johnson, Larry D., SCPO, (1966-1993) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
KENDLE, JEFF, PO3, (1969-1975) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Laughlin, Jim, PO3, (1966-1969) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
McCuistion, Doug, PO3, (1966-1974) BM Petty Officer Third Class
McManus, Keith, PO3, (1966-1970) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Milligan, Richard, PO3, (1969-1975) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Nelson, Dann, PO3, (1965-1971) GMG Petty Officer Third Class
Norlund, Lewis, SCPO, (1969-1992) EM EM-4615 Petty Officer Third Class
Parrack, Arthur, PO1, (1964-1982) IM IM-1820 Petty Officer Third Class
Sosaya, Raymond, PO3, (1966-1968) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Tracy, Peter, PO3, (1966-1970) IC IC-4711 Petty Officer Third Class
Troyer, Robert, PO3, (1965-1969) CYN CYN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Moretta, Giovanni, SN, (1968-1970) BM BM-0000 Seaman First Class
Benjamin, Charles, SN, (1966-1970) OM OM-0000 Seaman
Egert, Richard, CPO, (1968-1988) QM QM-0000 Seaman
Feddersen, Stewart, SN, (1967-1971) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Helf, David, SN, (1967-1969) SH SH-3122 Seaman
Mayes, Michael, SN, (1966-1969) BM BM-0000 Seaman
Meredith, Steven, SN, (1967-1971) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Remington, Robert, CPO, (1966-1992) DP DP-0000 Seaman
Wilhelm, Thomas, PO3, (1969-1972) HT HT-0000 Seaman
CABBETT, DAN, PO2, (1968-1972) EM EM-0000 Fireman
Dickinson, Daniel, PO3, (1965-1976) FN FN-0000 Fireman
Dickinson, Daniel, PO3, (1965-1976) FN FN-0000 Fireman
Hiersekorn, McKinley, FN, (1964-1968) FN FN-0000 Fireman

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