Bassett, Leonard, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1967, 111X, Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, Hawaii
Service Years
1940 - 1970

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Home Town
Pine Bluff
Last Address
Coronado, California

Date of Passing
Feb 06, 2006
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Gun Captain (pre-1969) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal

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  1955-1956, 111X, USS Bexar (APA-237)


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USS Bexar (APA-237) Unit Page


111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare

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 USS Bexar (APA-237) Details

USS Bexar (APA-237)

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Last Updated: Jun 6, 2018
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X.O. of the USS Bexar (APA-237)

Bexar made another tour of the Far East (23 October 1954 - 22 April 1955) during which she participated in the Tachen Islands evacuation.

Until 1955, the Dachen (Tachen) Islands were part of the Republic of China (ROC), the government of which has been based in Taiwan since the conclusion of the Chinese Civil War. As the People's Liberation Army advanced through Fujian Province in the late 1940s, the U.S.-supported Nationalist forces under Chiang Kai-Shek's Kuomintang, retreated to China's offshore Islands. On January 20, 1955, the PLA conquest of Yijiangshan led to the First Taiwan Strait Crisis. The Formosa Resolution of 1955 passed in Congress nine days later in the United States, leading to the orderly evacuation of the Dachen Islands by the United States Navy in February. At the time, they served as the capital of the Chekiang Province. The U.S. Seventh Fleet used 132 boats and 400 aircraft to move 14,500 civilians, 10,000 Republic of China servicemen and 4,000 guerrilla fighters, along with 40,000 tons of military equipment and supplies from the island. Three days after the evacuation, the islands were taken by the People's Liberation Army. Chiang Kai-shek grudgingly allowed the island to fall to the Communists so that the other offshore island groups, Kinmen and Matsu, could be successfully defended.

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3 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Bexar (APA-237)

Robinson, Henry, PO1, (1952-1956) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Smith, Royce, PO3, (1951-1955) SSM SSML-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Martin, Ed, LCDR, (1954-1974) EN EN-0000 Fireman
Martin, Ed, LCDR, (1954-1974) Fireman

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