Rice, Jeffrey, OS2

Operations Specialist
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Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
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OS-0318-Air Intercept Controller
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Operations Specialist
Primary Unit
1981-1984, OS-0318, USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066/DE-1066)
Service Years
1980 - 1984
OS-Operations Specialist

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  1981-1984, OS-0318, USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066/DE-1066)

OS-Operations Specialist

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February / 1981

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October / 1984

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Petty Officer Second Class

OS-0318-Air Intercept Controller

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 USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066/DE-1066) Details

USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066/DE-1066)
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The President of the United States
in the name of the Congress of the United States takes pride in presenting the
posthumously to
Construction Mechanic 3rd Class
United States Navy

for service as set forth in the following
For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Although wounded when the compound of Detachment A342, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, came under intense fire from an estimated reinforced Viet Cong regiment employing machineguns, heavy weapons and small arms, Shields continued to resupply his fellow Americans who needed ammunition and to return the enemy fire for a period of approximately 3 hours, at which time the Viet Cong launched a massive attack at close range with flame-throwers, hand grenades and small-arms fire. Wounded a second time during this attack, Shields nevertheless assisted in carrying a more critically wounded man to safety, and then resumed firing at the enemy for 4 more hours. When the commander asked for a volunteer to accompany him in an attempt to knock out an enemy machinegun emplacement which was endangering the lives of all personnel in the compound because of the accuracy of its fire, Shields unhesitatingly volunteered for this extremely hazardous mission. Proceeding toward their objective with a 3.5-inch rocket launcher, they succeeded in destroying the enemy machinegun emplacement, thus undoubtedly saving the lives of many of their fellow servicemen in the compound. Shields was mortally wounded by hostile fire while returning to his defensive position. His heroic initiative and great personal valor in the face of intense enemy fire sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

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Created/Owned By
RM Mundy, Robert, RMC -Deceased 

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48 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Marvin Shields (FF-1066/DE-1066)

Smith, Mike, PO3, (1982-1988) OS OS-0318 Petty Officer Third Class
Dalton, Jerry, PO1, (1978-1986) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer First Class
Parungao, Jonathan, CPO, (1975-1998) OS OS-0321 Petty Officer First Class
Hill, Richard, PO3, (1979-1985) OS OS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Hye, James, SN, (1981-1985) OS OS-0317 Seaman First Class
Melvin, Michael, CDR, (1979-2000) OFF 144X Commander
Smith, Robert, CDR, (1981-2006) OFF 111X Commander
Viscovich, Paul, CDR, (1975-1995) OFF 111X Lieutenant Commander
Bettyas, William, LT, (1968-1992) OFF 111X Lieutenant
[Name Withheld], (1972-1995) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Parson, Ron, CDR, (1978-2002) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Foltz, John, SCPO, (1960-1981) BT BT-4503 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Lindblom, Daniel, MCPO ST ST-0454 Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bennett, Bob, PO1, (1976-1996) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Boyd, J. Preston, PO1 BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Carroll, Leon, PO1, (1973-1981) ST ST-0454 Petty Officer First Class
Mincey, Wayne, CPO, (1977-1999) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer First Class
Weir, John, CPO, (1972-1992) AT 8375 Petty Officer First Class
White, John, CPO, (1968-1993) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Chiles, Jonathan G., PO2, (1980-1991) ST ST-0456 Petty Officer Second Class
Davidson, Mark, PO2, (1983-1989) FT FT-1128 Petty Officer Second Class
Denny, Thomas, SCPO, (1977-2003) HM HM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gerry, Leon, PO2, (1981-1987) BT BT-4502 Petty Officer Second Class
Irvin, Criss, PO1, (1983-2005) OFF 000X Petty Officer Second Class
Lamont, Haasan, CMC, (1982-2012) ST STG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Mattson, Scott, CPO, (1981-2003) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Muhammad, Christopher, PO2, (1982-1986) IC IC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Patrick, Tom, PO2, (1979-1985) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Richardson, James, PO2, (1980-1984) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bickerstaff, William, PO1, (1975-1995) FC FC-1126 Petty Officer Third Class
Brklycica, Pete, CWO4, (1983-Present) ET ET-1442 Petty Officer Third Class
Donald, Albert R, PO3, (1982-1988) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
HOLWELL, SCOTT, CMC, (1981-2011) ST ST-0445 Petty Officer Third Class
Miller, Richard, CPO, (1982-2003) ST ST-0445 Petty Officer Third Class
Myers, Dennis, PO2, (1980-1989) AE AE-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Nichols, Darin, CPO, (1981-2004) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Paquay, Dave, PO2, (1978-1998) AX AX-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Simpson, Robert, PO3, (1983-1986) HT HT-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Chandler, Jeff, CPO, (1982-2002) FC FC-0000 Seaman Apprentice
Holmes, Kevin, PO2, (1979-1984) Petty Officer Second Class
Johnson, Tim, PO2, (1981-1986) Petty Officer Second Class
Myers, Robert, SCPO, (1980-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Scribner, Mark, SCPO, (1981-2003) Petty Officer Second Class
Stuck, Jeffrey, CPO, (1981-2004) Petty Officer Second Class
Wilson, Victor, PO1, (1980-2000) Petty Officer Third Class
McKinley, John, SN, (1979-1987) Seaman
Mortinger, Robin, PO1, (1978-1998) Petty Officer First Class
McKinley, John, SN, (1979-1987) Seaman

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