Hightower, Gregory, DCC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
DC-0000-Damage Controlman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Damage Controlman
Primary Unit
2011-Present, USS George Washington (CVN-73)
Service Years
1996 - Present
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Magellan
Order of the Rock
Suez Canal
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
Persian Excursion
DC-Damage Controlman
Three Hash Marks

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1963
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Hightower, Gregory (DKSMAN/), CPO.
 
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Date of Passing
Feb 12, 2013
 
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Career Counselor Master Training Specialist


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Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback




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Operation Noble Anvil (Allied Force)
Start Year
1999
End Year
1999

Description
The NATO bombing of Yugoslavia was the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's (NATO) military operation against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) during the Kosovo War. The air strikes lasted from March 24, 1999 to June 10, 1999. The official NATO operation code name was Operation Allied Force; the United States called it Operation Noble Anvil, while in Yugoslavia the operation was incorrectly called "Merciful Angel", as a result of a misunderstanding or mistranslation. The bombings continued until an agreement was reached that led to the withdrawal of Yugoslav armed forces from Kosovo and the establishment of United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), a UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

NATO claimed that the Albanian population in Kosovo were being persecuted by FRY forces, Serbian police, and Serb paramilitary forces, and that military action was needed to force the FRY to stop. NATO countries attempted to gain authorization from the United Nations Security Council for military action, but were opposed by China and Russia that indicated they would veto such a proposal. NATO launched a campaign without UN authorization, which it described as a humanitarian intervention. The FRY described the NATO campaign as an illegal war of aggression against a sovereign country that was in violation of international law because it did not have UN Security Council support.

The bombing killed between 489 and 528 civilians, and destroyed bridges, industrial plants, public buildings, private businesses, as well as barracks and military installations.

The NATO bombing marked the second major combat operation in its history, following the 1995 NATO bombing campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was the first time that NATO had used military force without the approval of the UN Security Council.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1999
To Year
1999
 
Last Updated:
Feb 28, 2007
   
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My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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