Hodgson, Garry Bradbury, RD3

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
RD-0000-Radarman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radarman
Primary Unit
1969-1969, Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT)/Commander Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT)
Service Years
1966 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Golden Dragon
RD-Radarman

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Home State
Nebraska
Nebraska
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Beatrice
Last Address
Beatrice

Date of Passing
Jun 03, 1969
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon


 Military Association Memberships
National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Veterans of the Vietnam War
  1968, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1969, Veterans of the Vietnam War


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754), an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer, was named in honor of Frank Evans, a leader of the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. She served in late World War II and the Korean War, and Vietnam War before being cut in half in a collision with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne in 1969.

USS Frank E. Evans
USS Frank E. Evans

On 3 June 1969, while operating with the Royal Australian Navy between Saigon and Spratly Island, Evans was operating in company with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. At flying stations, Melbourne signalled Evans, which was to port of the carrier, to take up the rescue destroyer position. The logical movement would be to make a turn to port and describe a circle taking up station on the carrier's port quarter. Inexplicably, instead of turning to port, Evans turned to starboard, cutting across Melbourne's bow and was cut in half in the ensuing collision. Her bow section sank instantly, taking 74 of her crew down with it. At the time of the collision Evans's captain was asleep. The officer of the deck (a junior officer who was not qualified to stand watch, having failed at his previous board) failed to notify him when he executed the station change as required by the Commanding Officer's standing orders. Evans was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 July 1969. The stern section was sunk as a target in Subic Bay on 10 October 1969.

   
Other Comments:

To the memory of all sailors who ever served aboard the Destroyer USS Frank E. Evans DD - 754. A special commemeration to the Crew who sailed with her on that fateful morning, June 3, 1969 when USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 collided with the Australian Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne (R21) and was cut in half. The forward section of USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 sank in 1100 fathoms of water within two minutes. Seventy-four lives were lost. USS Frank E. Evans DD-754 was struck from the Navy Register in 1969. May we never forget the ship, The men who proudly sailed with her, And those who paid the ultimate price in service Aboard USS Frank E. Evans DD-754

   
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  1966-1967, (RD) Radarman A School


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Rank
Seaman

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 (RD) Radarman A School Details

(RD) Radarman A School

Type
Garrison - Training Command

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Professional Schools and Courses

Strength
Formal School

Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009
   
   
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(RD) Radarman A School

Walker, Robert J., MCPON, (1948-1979) Master Chief Petty Officer
Woxland, Rod, PO2, (1965-1969) Petty Officer Second Class
Cessna, Blair, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman
Gagnon, Ron, CPO, (1965-1985) Seaman
Grubb, Charles, CPO, (1967-1988) Seaman
Henderson, Terry Lee, PO3, (1967-1969) Seaman
Kelleher, Bruce, PO2, (1967-1971) Seaman
Ozmun, Ed, MCPO, (1967-1997) Seaman
Rikal, Victor Thomas, PO2, (1965-1969) Seaman
Savage, Philip, PO2, (1967-1971) Seaman
Thomas, Jon Wayne, PO3, (1967-1969) Seaman
Warnock, Con Wesley, PO3, (1967-1969) Seaman
Berhalter, Bob, MCPO, (1967-1994) Seaman Apprentice
Hayes, Steve, MCPO, (1966-1987) Seaman Apprentice
Hollowell, George, SCPO, (1966-1993) Seaman Apprentice
Bernard, Alvin, CMC, (1955-1985) CMC 9580 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Hause, William, MCPO, (1954-1975) EM EM-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Johnson, William, CPO, (1952-1972) RD RD-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Henry, William, CPO, (1962-1982) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hubbard, Michael, PO2, (1965-1971) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Robinson, Mark, PO2, (1965-1969) RD RD-0000 Seaman 1st Class
Anton, Stephen, PO2, (1967-1971) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Bair, Gregory, LT, (1965-1992) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Borgshatz, Bruce, PO2, (1966-1970) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Evans, David, PO2, (1967-1971) 00 Seaman
Gallo, Dallas, PO3, (1965-1969) RD RD-0000 Seaman
GOODMAN, RUDOLPH RD RD-0000 Seaman
Kiesel, Robert Stewart, CMC, (1964-1987) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Kingman, Mike, PO2, (1964-1968) RD RD-0000 Seaman
McCutcheon, Michael, PO2, (1967-1971) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Meyer, Richard, SCPO, (1965-1992) RD RD-0000 Seaman
RUBLE, BRUCE, PO1, (1966-1991) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Wade, Emmett, PO2, (1966-1970) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Wirth, Thomas, PO2, (1967-1971) RD RD-0000 Seaman
Armstrong, Charles, PO3, (1966-1970) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Day, Paul, PO2, (1967-1971) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Hungerford, Norm (Huggy), SCPO, (1968-1994) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Lavorgna, Robert, SA, (1965-1966) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Lewis, Mike, MCPO, (1965-1987) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
LICKEY, JON, PO1, (1967-1992) OS OS-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Rachuba, Gary, PO2, (1967-1970) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Robbins, Kenneth, PO3, (1966-1969) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Zbyszewski, Robert, PO2, (1965-1969) RD RD-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Raboin, Thomas, PO2, (1966-1971) Petty Officer Third Class

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