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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Contact Info
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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  1961-1962, 111X, USS Union (AKA-106)


From Month/Year
November / 1961

To Month/Year
October / 1962

USS Union (AKA-106) Unit Page


111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare

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 USS Union (AKA-106) Details

USS Union (AKA-106)

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Last Updated: Feb 7, 2013
Memories For This Unit

Chain of Command
CAPT. Leonard Flourney Bassett
November 1961 - October 1962

Other Memories
On 15 November. Amphibious Squadron 1 sailed from Pearl Harbor. Union and Washburn (AKA-108) broke off from the squadron and arrived at Sasebo on 28 November 1961. After voyage repairs at Sasebo, Union steamed to Hong Kong where she served as station ship for the remainder of the year, 16 December 1961 through 14 January 1962.

Union was relieved as station ship on 15 January, and she sailed for Subic Bay, Philippines. After 10 days of upkeep, Union returned to her work of amphibious operations and participated in the "Away All Boats" exercise.

The ship then sailed for Buckner Bay, Okinawa, to load a cargo of Marine Corps equipment. In February, Union learned that her deployment had been extended two weeks so she could participate in Operation "Tulungan," a SEATO exercise in which the United States Navy and Marine Corps, the Royal Australian Air Force, and Philippine units took part. An unusually long operation, "Tulungan" lasted from mid-February to mid-April. Union left Yokosuka for San Diego on 17 April.

After arriving in San Diego on 5 May 1962, Union spent May and June in leave, upkeep, and training exercises in the San Diego area. On 26 July, she steamed for an interim overhaul lasting from 1 August to 7 September at Seattle, Washington. Refresher training commenced off San Diego on 5 October.

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8 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Union (AKA-106)

Chrisman, Robert, LT, (1961-1971) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Mills, James, CPO, (1952-1971) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Martinez, Don, PO2, (1962-1965) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Wilkinson, Charles, PO2, (1948-1968) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Holdsworth, Raymond, PO3, (1955-1961) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Ticknor, Jr., Joseph, PO3, (1962-1965) FP FP-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Creel, Richard, PO3, (1958-1971) BM BM-0161 Seaman
Weaver, Charles, PO3, (1958-1964) YN Petty Officer Third Class

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