Beckley, David, AK2

Aviation Storekeeper
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
AK-0000-Aviation Storekeeper
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Storekeeper
Primary Unit
1971-1971, AK-0000, USS Wasp (CVS-18)
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1967 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Magellan
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 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club


 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Post 15
  2004, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 325 (Member) (Peace Dale, Rhode Island) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, American Legion, Post 15 (Member) (East Greenwich, Rhode Island) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired, fishing a lot when the weather is right. Always looking for a good fishing spot. Traveling when I can. Been to Mexico, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Bermuda. Going to see some of the U.S. now.
   
Other Comments:
Traveling to Northern Ireland and Scotland to visit friends, and see some of the sights it has to offer. Even got to stand on the Harlin&Wolff ways the Titanic was built on in Belfast, and stayed at the most bombed hotel in Belfast.
   
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Vietnam War/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 17, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

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

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  264 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)
  • Black, Johnell, PO2, (1969-1985)
  • 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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