Casey, Eric Ellis, SN

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1985-1989, USS Iowa (BB-61)
Service Years
1985 - 1989

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North Carolina
North Carolina
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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Casey, Eric Ellis, SN.
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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USS Iowa (BB-61

Date of Passing
Apr 19, 1989
Location of Interment
Skyline Memory Gardens - Mount Airy, North Carolina
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  1989, In the Line of Duty [Verified]

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Eric Casey, 21, was the son of Patricia Kirkpatrick. He had 3 sisters and 2 brothers. He attended North Surry High School and graduated in 1985. He was a lieutenant colonel and cadet commander in the NSHS ROTC Chapter. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1985. He died in an explosion in gun turret #2 on the USS Iowa, during training maneuvers, on April 19, 1989.

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 USS Iowa (BB-61) Details

USS Iowa (BB-61)
Iowa Class Battleship: Displacement 45,000 Tons, Dimensions, 887' 3" (oa) x 108' 2" x 37' 9" (Max)Armament 9 x 16"/50 20 x 5"/38AA, 80 x 40mm 49 x 20mm, 3 AC. Armor, 12 1/8" Belt, 17" Turrets, 1 1/2" +6" +5/8" Decks, 17 1/4" Conning Tower. Machinery, 212,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws. Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1921. Operational and Building Data: Laid down by New York Naval Ship Yard, June 27, 1940. Launched August 27, 1942. Commissioned February 22, 1943. Decommissioned March 24, 1949. Recommissioned August 25, 1951. Decommissioned February 2, 1958. Recommissioned April 28, 1984. Decommissioned October 26, 1990. Stricken for disposal 12 January 1995 but retained as a parts source. Reinstated on the Naval Vessels Register and returned to reserve status 4 January 1999. Fate: Preserved as Memorial at 250 S Harbor Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90731

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USS Iowa (BB-61)

Alred, Kenneth, SN, (1985-1989) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Arnold, John, SN, (1984-1990) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Bergen, Chris, SN, (1986-1990) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Everhart, Leslie Allen, SN, (1988-1989) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Hairston, Norman, SN, (1984-1988) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Horton, Rodney, SN, (1985-1988) SN SN-0000 Seaman
McMahon, Michael, PO1, (1986-2001) SN Seaman
Polk, Chris, CPO, (1983-2007) SN SN-9700 Seaman
West, Alan, SN, (1987-1995) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Zebell, Roland, SN, (1987-1989) SN SN-0000 Seaman
ORCIGA, VICTOR, CPO, (1989-Present) SN SN-0000 Seaman Recruit
Chernesky, John, CAPT, (1967-1990) OFF 111X Captain
Gneckow, Gerald, RDML, (1960-1990) OFF 111X Captain
Chernesky, John (J. J.), CAPT, (1967-1990) OFF 111X Commander
Gano, Richard, CDR, (1965-1989) OFF 111X Commander
Giesemann, Ty, CAPT, (1968-1994) OFF 111X Commander
Menard, Greg, CDR, (1983-Present) OFF 651X Commander
Ross, Albert, CAPT, (1957-1996) OFF 644X Commander
Costigan, Kenneth, LCDR, (1972-1992) Lieutenant Commander
Fitzsimmons, Bill, CDR, (1962-1996) OFF 644X Lieutenant Commander
Flenniken, Bob, CDR, (1966-1993) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Goforth, Brad, LCDR, (1971-1994) OFF 165X Lieutenant Commander
Rubink, Gerald, CDR, (1963-1996) OFF 641X Lieutenant Commander
Rupprecht, Mark, CDR, (1971-1999) Lieutenant Commander
Thompson, Fred, CDR, (1980-2001) OFF 410X Lieutenant Commander
Avery, Gary, LT, (1975-1995) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Bruno, Jack, LCDR, (1979-1999) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Chapman, Ken, CDR, (1970-1996) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Clink, Robert, LT Lieutenant
Greene, Martin, CDR, (1975-1998) OFF 161X Lieutenant
Hawkins, James, LT, (1965-1986) OFF 613X Lieutenant
Hoerst, Stephen, CDR, (1986-2007) Lieutenant
Jewett, Chris, CAPT, (1971-2010) OFF 641X Lieutenant
Minyard, Scott, CDR, (1981-1999) OFF 114X Lieutenant
Munter, Charles, LT Lieutenant
Shugart, Timothy, CDR, (1967-1996) OFF 146X Lieutenant
Stephenson, Scott, CAPT, (1981-2008) Lieutenant
Tallman, Thomas, CDR, (1984-1999) OFF 210X Lieutenant
Turner, Jeff, CDR, (1986-2008) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Zelesnikar, Dan, CDR, (1973-2003) OFF 618X Lieutenant
Buch, Philip Edward, LTJG, (1986-1989) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Rolph, Steve, LCDR, (1982-2004) OFF 310X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Barker, Glenn, LCDR, (1989-2009) OFF 116X Ensign
Becker, Mark, CDR, (1988-2012) Ensign
Iatrou, Steve, LCDR, (1981-2003) OFF 111X Ensign
Isleib, Chris, CAPT, (1985-2008) OFF 111X Ensign
Pierce, Tom, MCPO, (1965-1994) Ensign
Curtis, Harry, CWO4, (1958-1988) WO 713X Chief Warrant Officer 4
McGovern, Sam, CWO4, (1967-1997) OFF 714X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Keegan, Michael, LT, (1970-1991) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Fulcher, Charles, MCPO, (1960-1990) GM GM-0876 Master Chief Petty Officer
Helms, Edward, MCPO, (1962-1992) Master Chief Petty Officer
Ippert, John, MCPO, (1961-1986) EM EM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Strickland, Randolph, MCPO, (1970-1991) MM MM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Zink, John, MCPO, (1969-1994) FC FC-1133 Master Chief Petty Officer
Balgenorth, Michael, CMC, (1964-1987) CMC 9580 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Scott, Bobby, MCPO, (1952-Present) BM BM-0000 Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Baron, James, SCPO, (1976-1999) Senior Chief Petty Officer
Bebout, Dave, MCPO, (1964-1995) Senior Chief Petty Officer

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