Bell, James Everrett, FN

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Last Rank
Fireman
Last Primary NEC
FN-0000-Fireman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Fireman
Primary Unit
1968-1968, FN-0000, USS Vega (AF-59)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
FN-Fireman

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Watsonville, CA
Last Address
Watsonville, CA

Casualty Date
Jun 03, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Drowned, Suffocated
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
61W 020

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  1968-1968, FN-0000, USS Vega (AF-59)

FN-Fireman

From Month/Year
- / 1968

To Month/Year
- / 1968

Unit
USS Vega (AF-59) Unit Page

Rank
Fireman

NEC
FN-0000-Fireman

Location
Not Specified

Country/State
Not Specified
 
 
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 USS Vega (AF-59) Details

USS Vega (AF-59)

Hull number AF-59

USS VEGA AF59

Rigel Class Stores Ship: Laid down, 7 June 1954, as a Maritime Administration type (R3-S-4A) hull, under Maritime Administration contract (MA 37) at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS.; Launched, 28 April 1955; Commissioned USS Vega (AF-59), 10 November 1955; Decommissioned, 29 April 1977, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, CA.; Struck from the Naval Register, 29 April 1977; Returned to MARAD, disposed of by MARAD sale, 1 December 1977.

Vega earned 10 battle stars for her service to units of the 7th Fleet during the Vietnam War.

Specifications: Displacement 15,150 t(fl).; Length 502'; Beam 72'; Draft 29'; Speed 21kts; Armament four dual mount 3"/50 gun mounts; Propulsion: two boilers, oil fired with G.E reduction gear, 600psi cross compound steam turbine, single propeller; Complement 350.



Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
Vietnamese Defense 
25 July to 1 August 1965 
12 to 20 August 1965 
5 to 17 September 1965
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V 
4 to 15 July 1968 
21 July to 2 August 1968
Vietnamese Counteroffensive 
20 to 27 February 1966 
9 to 16 March 1966 
1 to 6 April 1966
Tet/69 Counteroffensive 
8 to 17 May 1969
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II 
3 to 15 September 1966 
23 September to 14 October 1966 
20 to 24 October 1966 
31 October to 10 November 1966
Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 
11 to 26 June 1969 
7 to 18 July 1969 
28 to 29 July 1969
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II 
8 to 18 August 1967 
26 August to 8 September 1967 
26 September to 11 October 1967
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI 
9 to 22 October 1970 
5 to 25 November 1970 
30 November to 15 December 1970 
31 December 1970 to 13 January 1971 
26 January to 6 February 1971 
13 to 14 February 1971 
23 February to 7 March 1971
Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV 
11 to 22 April 1968 
8 to 27 May 1968
Vietnam Ceasefire 
4 to 16 April 1972 
22 April to 2 May 1972 
6 to 16 May 1972 
27 May to 3 July 1972 
12 to 20 July 1972 
10 August to 6 September 1972





Type
Surface Vessels

Existing/Disbanded
Decommissioned

Parent Unit
Surface Vessels USS V-Z

Strength
Auxiliary

Created/Owned By
MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105
   

Last Updated: Jun 3, 2015
   
   
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13 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Vega (AF-59)

Allen, David, PO2, (1966-1970) ETN ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Anderson, Greg, PO2, (1966-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Gertz, Earl, LCDR, (1963-Present) QM QM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Martinez, Paul, PO2, (1965-1968) 00 00-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Platt, Daniel, PO2, (1966-1970) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Ward, Roscoe, PO2, (1968-1971) EN EN-4314 Petty Officer Second Class
WIGHT, GEORGE, PO2, (1964-1968) MM MM-9348 Petty Officer Second Class
Anderson, Greg, PO2, (1966-1969) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Flynn, Jim, PO3, (1965-1969) SF SF-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Lash, Stephen, PO3, (1965-1968) PN PN-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Pinon, Robert, PO3, (1966-1968) RD RD-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Abbott, William, PO3, (1965-1969) RM RM-0000 Seaman
Lowe, James, FN, (1966-1970) SF SF-0000 Fireman Apprentice
Kennerson, Dale, PO3, (1964-1968) Petty Officer Third Class

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