Ringate, Wayne, HM1

Hospital Corpsman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8478-Advanced Biomedical Equipment Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1986-1988, HM-8478, NMC Norfolk
Previously Held NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-8479-Basic Biomedical Equipment System Technician
Service Years
1967 - 1988
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
American LegionVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Veterans of the Vietnam WarVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Mobile Riverine Force AssociationChapter 1
  1993, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Ft Snelling, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 39 (Member) (Coon Rapids, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
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Other Comments:
Order of the Silver Rose
   

 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Sailors Remembered
  • Diamond, Danny, SN
  • Metke, Robert, CPO
  • Ryan, Robert, PO3, (1967-1971)
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Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
1969

Description
This Campaign period was from 23 February to 8 June 1969. The overall composition of the SEALORDS task force in South Vietnam reflected the growing role of the Vietnamese Navy in the war. The newly elected administration of President Richard M. Nixon formally adopted as U.S. policy the Vietnamization program early in 1969.

The naval part of that process, termed ACTOV (Accelerated Turnover to the Vietnamese), embodied the incremental transfer to Vietnam of NAVFORV's river and coastal combatant fleet and the logistic support establishment. ACTOV was more than the provision of material, however, for the Vietnamese Navy needed training in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the U.S. equipment and in the efficient functioning of the supply system. Leadership skills at all command levels required improvement as did the general morale of naval personnel before the Vietnamese Navy would be able to fight on alone.

Spearheaded by the 564 officers and men of the Naval Advisory Group early in 1969, the U.S. Navy integrated Vietnamese sailors into the crews of American ships and craft. When sufficiently trained, the Vietnamese bluejackets and officers relieved their American counterparts, who then rotated back to the United States. As entire units came under Vietnamese Navy command, control of the various SEALORDS operations passed to that naval service as well.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
May 6, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)/LCU-1500

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  261 Also There at This Battle:
  • Amann, Duane, PO1, (1968-1977)
  • Anderson, Bill, PO3, (1967-1973)
  • Barham, Carroll, CPO, (1966-1995)
  • Bassett, Michael, PO2, (1963-1972)
  • Casey, Earnest, MCPO, (1966-1996)
  • Caton, Gary, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Cook, Michael, CWO4, (1968-1998)
  • Cooper, James, PO3, (1966-1972)
  • Delauney, Mitchell, PO1, (1974-1988)
  • Downing, Donald, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Drew, Bernard, SN, (1965-1969)
  • Fishbaugh, Michael
  • Foltz, Art, PO1, (1968-1994)
  • Francis, Tommy, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • French, Craig, PO1, (1974-1983)
  • Garner, Steve, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Gingrich, Stewart, LT, (1966-1974)
  • Gomes, Gerry, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Graham, William S., PO3, (1968-1974)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
  • Hancock, Joe, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Hanson, Martin, CAPT, (1955-1992)
  • Harris, Jan, PO2, (1966-1970)
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