MILK, Harvey, LTJG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Service Branch
Diver
Last Primary NEC
00X-Unknown NOC/Designator
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1954-1955, Master Diver Course
Service Years
1951 - 1955
Diver
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1930
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Woodmere N.Y.
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Nov 27, 1978
 
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity
Harvey Bernard Milk
Deep Sea Diver
US Navy / Korean War


   Both of Harvey Milk's parents had served in the U.S. Navy. His mother, Minerva Karns, was an early feminist activist who joined the Yeomanettes, a group agitating for the inclusion of women in the US Navy during World War I.  His father, William Milk, served on a sub crew during the war.

   After earning his degree from
New York State College for Teachers in Albany, in 1951, Harvey entered the U. S. Navy where he served on active duty during the Korean War. He trained as a deep-sea diver, and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer on the U.S.S. Kittiwake (ASR-13).

   Commissioned an ensign in late 1953, he was transferred to Naval Station at San Diego to serve as a diving instructor. In 1955, he was discharged from the Navy at the rank of lieutenant, junior grad
e. Milk was proud of his military service, and wore a brass belt buckle bearing his Navy diver's insignia until the day he died.




PMoF: 
In August 2009, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded Milk the Presidential Medal of
Freedom.


The Presidential Medal of Freedom is an award bestowed by the President of the United States and is—along with the comparable Congressional Gold Medal bestowed by an act of U.S. Congress—the highest civilian award in the United States.


   
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  1951-1951, Deep Sea Diving School


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- / 1951

Unit
Deep Sea Diving School Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class

NEC
Not Specified

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
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 Deep Sea Diving School Details

Deep Sea Diving School

Type
Garrison - Training Command

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Formal Schools and Training Courses

Strength
Formal School

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2011
   
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In 1947 Milk entered New York State College for Teachers in Albany, New York. After earning his degree in 1951, Milk entered the U. S. Navy, where he served on active duty during the Korean War. He trained as a deep-sea diver, and advanced to the rank of chief petty officer on the U.S.S. Kittiwake (ASR-13). He was commissioned ensign in 1954 and later transferred to Naval Station, San Diego to serve as a diving instructor. In 1955, he was discharged from the Navy at the rank of lieutenant, junior grade. Milk was proud of his military service, and wore a brass belt buckle bearing his Navy insignia until the day he died.

   
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1 Member Also There at Same Time
Deep Sea Diving School

Boehm, Roy Henry, LCDR, (1941-1971) BM BM-0000 Chief Petty Officer

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