Chapman, Craig, BMCS

Boatswain's Mate
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Service Branch
Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1990-1992, BM-0000, USS Copeland (FFG-25)
Previously Held NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
BM-0120-BFIMA Rigger/ Weight Tester
9578-Command Senior Chief
SO-9533-Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman
BM-0000-Boatswain's Mate
Service Years
1965 - 1992
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Desert Rat
Domain of the Emperor Penguin
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Order of the Penguin
Order of the Sand Sailor
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Plank Owner
Society of the South Pole
BM-Boatswain's Mate
Six Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

United States Atlantic Command Badge Allied Command Atlantic Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms

U.S. Navy Security Assault Boat Coxswain Gun Captain (pre-1969) Firefighter

United States Taiwan Defense Command US Navy Retired 20 Command Master at Arms Firefighter Cross

Amphibious Forces Patch

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Domain of the Emperor Penguin Cold War Medal

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief Initiated Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Vietnam Combat Craft Crewmember Badge Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

Jungle Warfare Expert Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
United States Naval InstituteVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA)
Combatant Craft Crewmen Association (CCCA)
  2007, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, Old Antarctic Explorers Association (OAEA) - Assoc. Page
  2015, Combatant Craft Crewmen Association (CCCA)

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Operation Stable Door
From Month/Year
May / 1965
To Month/Year
August / 1971

TF 115 was responsible for the harbor defense and surveillance units in the ports of Vung Tau, Cam Ranh Bay, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang, and Vung Ro, Inshore Undersea Warfare Groups (IUWG) 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, operated a total of 16 large personnel landing craft, 25 Boston Whalers, and 8 picket boats in Operation Stable Door. The 45-foot picket boats, which began to reach Vietnam in June 1967, carried a crew of one officer and five men and two .50-caliber machine guns, twin-mounted. In each port the units constructed harbor entrance control posts and equipped them with radios and surface search radars.

My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1966
To Month/Year
December / 1970
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  46 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baker, Stanley, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Bassett, Michael, PO2, (1963-1972)
  • Bertschi, Steve, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • [Name Withheld], (1965-1971)
  • Buffington, Elwood (Pete), FN, (1965-1969)
  • Chopyak, John, FN, (1963-1966)
  • Coopersmith, Donald, PO3, (1965-1967)
  • Dutz, Damon, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Kraus, Douglas, PO2, (1964-1969)
  • La Voie, Joseph, CWO2, (1958-1980)
  • Meaders, William, PO3, (1966-1977)
  • Partel, Francis, LTJG, (1965-1968)
  • Polloni, Mark, PO2, (1964-1975)
  • Ryan, Steve, PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Tyson, Robert, MCPO, (1962-1984)
  • Wasikowski, Lawrence John, CDR, (1963-2006)
  • Wheeler, Harry, FN, (1965-1967)
  • Winchester, Doug, PO2, (1966-1969)
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