Haggett, Dana Leigh, AB2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
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ABF-0000-Aviation Boatswain's Mate Fuels
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Aviation Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1969-1969, AB-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
Service Years
1965 - 1969
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Home Town
Northfield ,Vermont
Last Address
Northfield, Vermont

Date of Passing
Mar 30, 2014
Location of Interment
Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery - Randolph Center, Vermont
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US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Veteran

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HA(L)-3 Seawolf Association
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Information extracted from full obituary published in the Times Argus, April 2, 2014
Obituaries  April 02,2014
Dana L. Haggett

NORTHFIELD ? Dana L. Haggett, 66, died Sunday, March 30, 2014, at his home.
He was born May 6, 1947, in Montpelier, the son of Chester and Marilyn (Howard) Haggett.
He graduated from Northfield High School in 1965.
He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in Vietnam with the HAL-3 Seawolves as a helicopter door gunner.
On July 6, 1979, he married Lisa A. Wallen in East Randolph. She died Feb. 25, 2009.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Burlington for more than 16 years.
He enjoyed Corvettes, working on cars, cooking and watching science fiction movies.
Survivors include four children; three grandchildren; his mother, of Montana; and many siblings, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister.
A graveside service is planned at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center for later this spring. In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 N. Main St., Suite 200, Barre, VT 05641.
Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.
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  1969-1969, AB-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)

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 USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Details

USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
Coral Sea Fires Shots in Anger First Time in Her 18 Year Career Against North Viet Nam

On the morning of December 7,1964 Coral Sea gracefully slid under the Golden Gate Bridge departing San Francisco and beginning an adventure that she had never experienced in her eighteen year career. This unexpected experience would last for nearly one year.

Shortly after departing San Francisco Coral Sea was forced to enter the Navy yards at Pearl Harbor for major repairs to several boilers. Coral Sea remained in Hawaii for a delightful stay of many warm and sunny days enjoyed by her crew on Waikiki Beach.

On January 15,1965 change of command ceremonies were conducted on board Coral Sea. Captain George L .Cassell assumed command from Captain Pierre Charbonnet. On the following day Coral Sea departed Pearl Harbor for operations in the Western Pacific with the 7* Fleet.

On February 6,1965 Coral Sea. which was a part of Task Force 77. was notified that guerilla attacks took place against American advisor barracks in South Viet Nam. Several American military advisors were killed and a number of others were injured.

Early in the morning of February 7,1965 Coral Sea, Hancock and Ranger, all part of Task Force 77. were ordered to rendezvous at a designated point and conduct retaliatory air strikes into North Viet Nam because of these attacks. This was the largest single U.S. Navy air effort since the Korean War. This sea period for Coral Sea which began January 16,1965 would continue for 50 days. Only six months previously North Vietnamese torpedo boats fired torpedoes upon two U.S. Navy destroyers, the Turner Joy and Maddox while on patrol in the Gulf of Tonkin. Neither destroyer was hit because of evasive maneurvers taken by the destroyers. The two destroyers returned fire upon the torpedo boats and sunk two of them. Aircraft from aircraft carriers Ticonderoga and Constellation retaliated against torpedo boat bases and fuel dumps In North Viet Nam. These air strikes were total successes.

During her December 7,1964 - November 1,1965 deployment to Southeast Asia Coral Sea was named "Ship of the Year" by Our Navy Magazine. During this time her air wing flew over 10,000 sorties. This was a record number for any carrier in the U.S. Navy during a single combat deployment. Her pilots logged 16,500 launches and 15,000 arrested landings without serious incident since her departure from the U.S. mainland. The average pilot flew over 100 combat missions. Tonnage of ordnance dropped on enemy sites was over 6,000 tons. This was a much higher rate than ever before in naval aviation. Also a significant number of aviators of her air wing sacrificed their lives in this effort. Of those Include Peter Mongilardi, Jr., Harry Eugene Thomas, Kenneth Edward Hume. Edward Andrew Dickson, William Marshall Roark, Edward Brendan Shaw, David Allen Kardell, Dwight Glenn Frakes, Andrew Lee Furrer, Wendell Burke Rivers (MIA), Robert Harper Shumaker (MIA), and Charles Bernard Goodwin (MIA).

On October 2,1965 Coral Sea claimed 150,000 arrested landings in her 18 year career of which no other carrier at that time could claim. She also conducted over 150 major UNREPS and also won the Admiral Flatley Memorial Award for Naval Aviation Safety in which for five months was heavily engaged in the most intense combat operations since WWII. The Navy Unit Commendation for combat operations in Southeast Asia was also awarded to her.

When Coral Sea arrived in San Francisco on November 1,1965 a 975 foot pennant held up by helium balloons flew from the yardarm of the carrier. Coral Sea was greeted under the Golden Gate Bridge by numerous yachts and fireboats that spouted fountains of water in celebration for the famed naval aircraft carrier returning home from a lengthy combat deployment.

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USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)

Coleman, James, PO2, (1969-1975) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ziesmer, Dave, PO2, (1969-1973) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Brister, Ronald, PO3, (1968-1972) AB AB-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Boutaugh, Douglas, AN, (1969-1973) AB AB-0000 Airman
McGill, Jack, PO2, (1966-1972) AB ABE-7005 Petty Officer Second Class
Woods, David, PO2, (1965-1969) AB ABE-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Standish, Dick, PO3, (1966-1970) AB ABH-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Kartchner, Michael, AN, (1968-1972) AB ABH-0000 Airman
Krimbill, Norm, CAPT, (1961-1965) OFF 163X Captain
Skeen, Richard Robert, CDR, (1952-1970) OFF 131X Commander
Earnest, Charles Milligan, CDR, (1956-1972) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Gleim, James M., RADM, (1954-1987) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Hoff, Michael George, CDR, (1958-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant Commander
Huston, Charles, LT, (1964-1970) OFF 00X Lieutenant
Knight, Larry Coleman, LT, (1965-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Mulcahy, John Martin, LT, (1964-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Parker, John Jackson, LT, (1966-1970) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Pyles, Charles, LT, (1964-1969) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Lindoerfer, Paul, LT, (1968-1972) OFF 00X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Trowbridge, Dustin Cowles, LTJG, (1968-1969) OFF 132X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lindoerfer, Paul, LT, (1968-1972) OFF 110X Ensign
Damme, Richard, CWO4, (1950-1980) OS OS-0319 Chief Warrant Officer 4
Spear, Jim, WO, (1957-1969) WO 745X Warrant Officer
McHorney, Benjamin, CWO4, (1958-1988) MU MU-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Rowe, Robert, MCPO, (1959-1978) AT AT-8305 Chief Petty Officer
Wadford, Walter, CPO, (1968-1988) AME AME-9502 Chief Petty Officer
Bauer, Daniel, PO1, (1948-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Bolton, Donald Truman, PO1, (1963-1969) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Crockett, David, SCPO, (1961-1981) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fischer, Robert, PO1, (1964-1976) AQ AQ-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Gray, Danny, PO1, (1963-1985) MM MM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hull, Norman, PO1, (1967-1991) ET ETN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Jerome, Stanley Milton, PO1, (1956-1969) AMS AMS-8319 Petty Officer First Class
Joyce, William, PO1, (1954-1971) PC PC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Knight, Tom, PO1, (1969-1974) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Llanes, Conrado, CPO, (1956-1976) DK DK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Mercer, H.E., PO1, (1969-1970) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Rigg, Thomas, PO1, (1962-1972) YN YN-2516 Petty Officer First Class
Schimmels, Eddie Ray, PO1, (1959-1969) AO AO-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Streine, Don, PO1, (1956-1975) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer First Class
Tremont, Francis, CWO3, (1961-1982) RD RD-0312 Petty Officer First Class
Baca, Reuben, PO2, (1967-1970) SSM SSMB-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Beaver, John, PO2, (1965-1969) QM QM-0230 Petty Officer Second Class
Behling, Larry, PO2, (1967-1970) AM AM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bliley, Raymond, PO2, (1967-1992) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bodt, Albert, PO2, (1966-1972) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bultman, Tom, PO2, (1965-1969) CS CS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Caballero, James, PO2, (1966-1970) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Cannaday, Lloyd, PO2, (1967-1971) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Conroy, Timothy, PO2, (1965-1969) SK LS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Dombkowski, Bill, PO2, (1966-1970) FT FT-1127 Petty Officer Second Class
Eckardt, Harold, PO2, (1966-1970) AS AS-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Eddy, Louis, PO2, (1966-1970) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Fannin, James, PO2, (1966-1970) AD AD-8257 Petty Officer Second Class
Flagel, Robert, PO2, (1966-1970) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Frazier, Gregory, PO2, (1965-1971) DT DT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Garnham, Ian, MCPO, (1966-1994) AD AD-6415 Petty Officer Second Class
Hammond, Don, PO2, (1962-1969) RM RM-2314 Petty Officer Second Class
Hawke, Greg, PO2, (1966-1970) BT BT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class

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