Cook, Kenneth, GMC

Gunner's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
GM-0878-Oto MeLara 76 MM/62 Caliber Gun Mount MK 75 MODS 0/1 Maint. Man
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1981-1983, GM-0878, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
Previously Held NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
GM-0873-5in/54 Mk 42 Mods 7&8 Gun Mount Maintenance Technician
Service Years
1964 - 1993
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
GM-Gunner's Mate
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Corrections U.S. Navy Police (enlisted) U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms Career Counselor

Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Golden Dragon

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Association of Gunner's MatesUnited States Naval InstituteChapter 201USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association
USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 AssociationPost 3982, Mission Santa Clara PostGame Wardens of VietnamBlue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association
Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's AssociationUSS Midway Veterans Association
  205, Association of Gunner's Mates [Verified]
  1986, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 201 (Member) (San Jose, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  2006, USS Enterprise (CVAN/CVN-65) Association [Verified]
  2006, Adams Class Veterans Association, USS Benjamin Stoddert DDG-22 Association (Treasurer) [Verified]
  2007, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 3982, Mission Santa Clara Post (Member) (Santa Clara, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Game Wardens of Vietnam [Verified]
  2009, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  2009, Patrol Boat River Forces Veteran's Association [Verified]
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4103, South San Francisco Post (Member) (Lodi, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, USS Midway Veterans Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I am currently retired, having had a very good career in the United States Navy, followed by another 25 years in the high-tech computer industry doing systems and network administration.
Other Comments:
My son, Gregory John Cook, is currently retired from the US Army as a Master Seargent, and is living and working in Alaska. My wife of 18 wonderful years, Geraldine Diane Whitlach-Cook, passed away on July 8th, 2013 as a result of breast cancer metastesizing to her brain and skeletal system. 
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  1971-1972, GM-0000, Naval Advisory Group Vietnam

GM-Gunner's Mate

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Naval Advisory Group Vietnam Unit Page

Petty Officer First Class

GM-0000-Gunner's Mate

LSB Cat Lo

 Naval Advisory Group Vietnam Details

Naval Advisory Group Vietnam

Combat - Support Units

Not Specified

Parent Unit
Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV)

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Created/Owned By
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Last Updated: May 26, 2007
Memories For This Unit

Best Friends
CE1 Charles "Cousin" Bates from Alabama. Never knew he was drunk until one time I saw him sober!

Best Moment
Does the word DEROS mean anything to you?!


Worst Moment
Riding an RVN PBR as the Advisor during a night time waterborne ambush and having a VN sailor constantly breaking squelch on the PRC-25 radio just make sure it was still working! I still think it was his way of letting Charlie know we were there and not to come around.

Chain of Command
1. Operations Advisor to the RVNN PBR river squadrons operating out of LSB Cat Lo, RVN.

2. POIC of the US Navy compound's armory.

3. Manned the US Navy's secondary command post and maintained radio communications during general quarters.

My Photos For This Duty Station
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154 Members Also There at Same Time
Naval Advisory Group Vietnam

Thornton, Michael Edwin, LCDR, (1967-1992) GM GM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Barnett, Samuel Hoyt, PO1, (1959-1971) GM GMG-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Calvano, Charles, CAPT, (1959-1991) OFF 144X Lieutenant Commander
Davidson, Alan, CDR, (1960-1988) OFF 000X Lieutenant Commander
Emrich, William, LCDR, (1950-1975) OFF 651X Lieutenant Commander
Prelosky, Richard, LCDR, (1947-1974) OFF 230X Lieutenant Commander
Beckham, Jerry, LCDR, (1950-1978) OFF 619X Lieutenant
DeMatta, Elliott, CDR, (1965-1990) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Engelken, James, LCDR, (1955-1979) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Greene, Bobby, CDR, (1957-1993) OFF 641X Lieutenant
Hughes, Carl, LCDR, (1944-1973) OFF 618X Lieutenant
Judelson, Alan, LT, (1962-1972) OFF 110X Lieutenant
Mallett, Paul, CAPT, (1968-1992) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Morrissey, Michael, LCDR, (1964-1989) OFF 111X Lieutenant
Staeheli, Patrick, LCDR, (1963-1977) OFF 131X Lieutenant
Walker, Robert, LCDR, (1947-1976) OFF 641X Lieutenant
Fraunfelder, Maurice, LCDR, (1958-1980) OFF 111X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Gilbert, Richard, CAPT, (1969-1994) OFF 110X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Polley, John, CDR, (1964-1994) OFF 310X Lieutenant Junior Grade
Dahl, Orvie, CWO3, (1944-1975) OFF 713X Chief Warrant Officer 3
Allen, Duke, LCDR, (1958-1983) OFF 7832 Warrant Officer
Bradberry, Dudley Francis, MCPO, (1942-1971) BM BM-0000 Master Chief Petty Officer
Bush, Richard, CPO, (1957-1976) YN YN-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Marshall, Larry, CPO, (1959-1978) RD RD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Nash, Arles, MCPO, (1957-1979) SO SO-5326 Chief Petty Officer
Schulken, Charles, MCPO, (1959-1986) EN EN-4333 Chief Petty Officer
Brundrette, Richard Ellis, PO1, (1967-1972) CE CE-5635 Petty Officer First Class
Christopher, Ron, CDR, (1965-1998) ET ETR-1501 Petty Officer First Class
Derkowski, James, PO1, (1964-1975) DT DT-8707 Petty Officer First Class
Eldridge Sr., Paul, CWO4, (1965-1987) DC DC-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fisher, Bill, CPO, (1961-1987) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Fowler, Eldridge, PO1, (1964-1971) EN EN-5342 Petty Officer First Class
Goolsby, Beverly, SCPO, (1955-1977) EM EM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Hall, Dwight, CWO3, (1964-1987) EM EM-4666 Petty Officer First Class
Havemann, Leonard, LCDR, (1963-1988) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lensky, Art, MCPO, (1964-1993) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Lundquist, Bradley, PO1, (1968-1972) YN YN-5307 Petty Officer First Class
Matthews, Fred, CWO4, (1961-1988) BM BM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Parsons, Thomas, LCDR, (1963-1993) SK SK-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Reuter, Paul, LCDR, (1966-1989) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Sanders, Terry, CWO4, (1966-1990) DP DP-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Stranko, Michael R., CWO4, (1966-1996) RM RM-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Van Cleef, Robert, PO1, (1964-1976) ET ETR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Akin, James, PO1, (1964-1975) EN EN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Allison, Terry, PO2, (1970-1973) AK AK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Anthony, Daniel, PO2, (1967-1971) EN EN-90IE Petty Officer Second Class
Antonen, James, PO2, (1967-1976) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Bailey, Jerry, MCPO, (1968-1998) GMG GMG-9501 Petty Officer Second Class
Beaver, Mike, CPO, (1964-1985) BM BM-0165 Petty Officer Second Class
Berbert, Karl Robert, PO2, (1965-1971) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Berry, John, PO2, (1968-1972) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Birenbaum, Eric, PO1, (1968-1974) ET ET-1519 Petty Officer Second Class
Brenner, Harold, CPO, (1963-1985) CM CM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Buskirk, Robert, PO2, (1969-1972) EN EN-90IE Petty Officer Second Class
Caywood, Anthony, PO2, (1969-1975) EN EN-90IE Petty Officer Second Class
Cuevas, Constancio, CWO4, (1969-1999) DK DK-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Daniels, Richard Lewis, PO2, (1965-1971) ETR ETR-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hickman, Dennis, CPO, (1969-1994) YN YN-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Hodgins, Tom, CWO4, (1968-2000) GMG GMG-9501 Petty Officer Second Class

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