Foley, Tyrone Dwayne, SN

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1986-1989, USS Iowa (BB-61)
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1986 - 1989

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Foley, Tyrone Dwayne, SN.
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Mount Pleasant, Texas
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USS Iowa (BB-61)
Buried at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, New Hope, Texas.

Date of Passing
Apr 19, 1989
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He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin C. Foley. He attended St. Louis Elementary School, Vivian Flower Elementary School and E.C. Brice Jr. High School in Mount Pleasant and moved to Bullard, TX in 1974. He graduated from Whitehouse High School in 1980. He was a wide receiver on the Wildcat football team and named to the first team all District roster; he also excelled in basketball and track. He was a member of Smith Temple Church of God in Christ, where he sang in special groups and in the church choir. He played the piano, organ, and guitar and studied drafting at Tyler Junior College for two semesters in 1981 before joining the Navy. He joined the Navy in 1986 and intended to re-enlist. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Denise Long Foley, two stepdaughters, a sister, Shelia L. Foley, his maternal grandparents Alfanuel and Lenora Miller, and his paternal grandfather, Freddie Williams. He was one of 47 sailors killed when 550 pounds of gunpowder exploded inside the No. 2, 16-inch gun turret on the battleship USS Iowa off Puerto Rico.

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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)

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Cramer, John Peter, PO2, (1981-1989) GMG Petty Officer Second Class
Hartwig, Clayton Michael, PO2, (1983-1989) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Reed, Richard, PO2, (1983-1988) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
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Boynes, Brian, PO3, (1985-1996) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
DeVaul, Milton Francis, PO3, (1985-1989) GMG Petty Officer Third Class
Mayberry, Warren, PO2, (1986-1996) GMG GMG-9501 Petty Officer Third Class
Mull, Kenneth, PO1, (1981-2003) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Third Class
Peddicord, Tim, PO3, (1989-1994) GMG GMG-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Roosa, Lloyd, PO2, (1988-1992) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Third Class
White, James Darrell, PO3, (1985-1989) GMG GMG-0872 Petty Officer Third Class
Gneckow, Gerald, RDML, (1960-1990) OFF 111X Captain
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 00X 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
Chapman, Ken, CDR, (1970-1996) OFF 111X 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
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
McGovern, Sam, CWO4, (1967-1997) OFF 714X Chief Warrant Officer 4
Keegan, Michael, LT, (1970-1991) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 3
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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

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