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

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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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Training Exercise - UNITAS '69
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UNITAS exercises are sponsored by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command with the objective to foster cooperation and increase interoperability among the navies of the Americas. Held continuously since 1959, UNITAS has become the premier multinational naval exercise in the Southern Command area of operations.

During the two-week exercise, participating units have the opportunity to train as unified force in all aspects of naval operations, from maritime interdiction to anti-submarine and electronic warfare. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command sponsors UNITAS exercises with the objective to foster cooperation and develop interoperability among the navies of the region.

UNITAS supports U.S. Southern Command objectives for enhanced maritime security in its area of responsibility.  It is intended to train participating forces in a variety of maritime scenarios to test command and control of forces at sea, while operating as a multinational force to provide the maximum opportunity to improve interoperability.
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  60 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baker, Robert, LT, (1969-1995)
  • Bell, Bruce, CPO, (1962-1988)
  • Bentley, Edward, CPO, (1951-1975)
  • Bowling, Steven, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Bremner, James, CPO, (1955-1973)
  • BREWSTER, TIMOTHY, PO2, (1969-1975)
  • Campbell, Rick, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Colton, Don, MCPO, (1967-1992)
  • Cuello jr., Gus, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Dudley, Jay, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Duecy, Pat, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Halsey, Steven, PO1, (1967-2006)
  • Hoffman, Michael, PO3, (1968-1971)
  • Jojo, Al, SCPO, (1964-1990)
  • Kermen, Robert, CAPT, (1967-2004)
  • Keymer, David, LT, (1970-1979)
  • Lueck Jr., Robert, SCPO, (1967-1988)
  • Maguire, Michael, PO2, (1968-1977)
  • Markovich, Peter, PO1, (1967-1972)
  • Maxwell, Nolen, CPO, (1963-1985)
  • Mitchell, George, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Moore, Wesley, CDR, (1961-1987)
  • Newell, Joe, SCPO, (1967-1987)
  • Nixon, James, CAPT, (1968-1998)
  • Panko, Tom, PO1, (1964-1970)
  • Popek, Richard, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Ryan, George, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Schmidt, Edward, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Siebecke, Al, CDR, (1946-1977)
  • Simpson, Charles, LCDR, (1965-1976)
  • Snider, Bill, CPO, (1969-1989)
  • SORRELL, Richard, PO3, (1968-1970)
  • THOMAS JR, Robert, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Waller, Alan, MCPO, (1968-1993)
  • Waters, Larry, PO2, (1969-1973)
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