Beck, Wallace, ATC

Aviation Electronics Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
AT-6668-EA-6B ECM OMA System Analyst
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1978-1979, AT-6668, VAQ-136 Gauntlets
Previously Held Designator/NEC
AT-6658-AN/USM-470(V)1 Automatic Test System (ATS) On-Line Maint. Tech.
Service Years
1959 - 1979
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Icelandic Domain
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician
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Order of the Shellback


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My Visited Countries

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Cold War Event - Cuban Blockade
Start Year
1962
End Year
1962

Description
The blockade began October 21 and, the next day, Kennedy delivered a public address alerting Americans to the situation. In his speech, he warned a frightened American public that the missiles on Cuba were capable of hitting Washington, D.C. or anywhere in the southeastern portion of the country, the Panama Canal, Mexico City or “as far north as Hudson Bay, Canada, and as far south as Lima, Peru.” A military confrontation appeared imminent when Kennedy told his audience that he ordered the evacuation of the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and put military units on standby. Boldly, he stated, “one path we shall never choose is the path of surrender or submission.”

Khrushchev responded by sending additional ships—possibly carrying military cargo—toward Cuba and by allowing construction at the missile sites to continue. Over the following six days, the Cuban Missile Crisis, as it is now known, brought the world to the brink of global nuclear war while the two leaders engaged in tense negotiations via telegram and letter.

Fortunately by October 28, Kennedy and Khrushchev had reached a settlement and people on both sides of the conflict breathed a collective but wary sigh of relief. The Cuban missile sites were dismantled and, in return, Kennedy agreed to close U.S. missile sites in Turkey.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1962
To Year
1962
 
Last Updated:
Feb 17, 2017
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
CDR Andrew Serrell, PP2P, LT Don Thune, LT Reid Moon, AT1 Bob Stanga, AE1 George Myers, AO2 Jeff (Snake) Snavely, AT2 Junior Manes, AT3 Dick Nevala, AT3 Ray Beck


Memories
We were called out from Ready Duty. No information about the mission was given before being airborne and no telephones calls to notify our spouses were allowed. We rigged and filmed Russian Ships for two weeks. I had been married for 2 weeks, so Marilyn was initiated very fast on Navy life.

   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Henrico (APA-45)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
/VP-44 Cuban Campaign

  389 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abel, Robert, MCPO, (1960-1980)
  • Adams, Robert, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Akin, William, SCPO, (1960-1980)
  • Alexander, James, PO2, (1960-1966)
  • Anderson, Jr., George D., CPO, (1953-1973)
  • Andreas, William, MCPO, (1960-1985)
  • Armstrong, Robby, PO2, (1960-1964)
  • Armstrong, Rodger, CWO4, (1956-1979)
  • Bailey, Samuel, CPO, (1942-1975)
  • Barry, Frank, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Beamer, William, PO1, (1959-1999)
  • Begonis, Robert, SN, (1960-1964)
  • Bell, Bruce, CPO, (1962-1988)
  • Bennett, Chuck, CPO, (1961-1984)
  • Bennett, Jack, PO2, (1958-1962)
  • Bergeron, Richard, PO1, (1960-1969)
  • Borland, David, PO3, (1962-1964)
  • Bowman, Edward, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Bowren, Rick, PO2, (1961-1969)
  • Brakob, Hans, MCPO, (1958-1979)
  • Brooks, Sidney, PO3, (1960-1965)
  • Brown, Ronald, SCPO, (1943-1968)
  • Bruah, Thomas, PO2, (1960-1964)
  • Brubaker, Robert, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Brunner, Waldo Joe, MCPO, (1956-1975)
  • Burch, Charles, PO1, (1961-1973)
  • Calkins, Chuck, SCPO, (1957-1978)
  • Campbell, Richard, SCPO, (1960-1989)
  • Carew, Herbert, PO2, (1961-1968)
  • Carroll, Francis, MCPO, (1959-1982)
  • Catchpole, Fred, LT, (1961-1981)
  • Charles, Wesley, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Chrisman, Robert, LT, (1961-1971)
  • Ciokon, Joe, CMC, (1956-1986)
  • Clugston, William, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Coats, Mark, PO3, (1959-2008)
  • Coburn, Bruce, PO3, (1961-1965)
  • Collins, James, PO2, (1960-1967)
  • Costa, Joseph, PO2, (1962-1986)
  • Courtney, Robert, PO3, (1961-1963)
  • Covington, Roy, CPO, (1956-1979)
  • Craig, William T., CPO, (1958-1986)
  • Dean, George, PO1, (1957-1966)
  • Decker, Art, PO2, (1961-1971)
  • Defulio, Bob, PO3, (1962-1965)
  • Del Raso, Robert, SCPO, (1958-1981)
  • Derby, Paul, CPO, (1954-1975)
  • DeWolfe, Bill, PO2, (1961-1969)
  • Diamond, Jack, PO2, (1960-1964)
  • Duncan, Franklin, MCPO, (1961-1985)
  • Dye, Thomas, PO3, (1960-1964)
  • East, Don, CAPT, (1957-1992)
  • Edmonds, Franklin, CWO4, (1959-1982)
  • Edwards, George W, HN, (1961-1966)
  • Epling, Ty, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Erb, Tom, PO3, (1961-1965)
  • Fay, John (Jack), CWO2, (1958-1980)
  • FEDAK, ROBERT, SN, (1960-1963)
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