Alexander, Michael (Mike), FT3

Fire Control Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
FTM-0000-Fire Control Technician Missile
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Fire Control Technician
Primary Unit
1966-1969, FTM-0000, USS Canberra (CAG-2)
Service Years
1966 - 1970
FT-Fire Control Technician

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 Unofficial Badges 

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




 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association
  2006, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified]


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Attack on USS Pueblo (AGER-2)
Start Year
1968
End Year
1968

Description
USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is a Banner-class environmental research ship, attached to Navy intelligence as a spy ship, which was attacked and captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968, in what is known today as the "Pueblo incident" or alternatively, as the "Pueblo crisis".

The seizure of the U.S. Navy ship and its 83 crew members, one of whom was killed in the attack, came less than a week after President Lyndon B. Johnson's "State of the Union" address to the United States Congress, just a week before the start of the "Tet Offensive" in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and only three days after 31 men of North Korea's "KPA Unit 12" had crossed the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and killed 26 South Koreans in an attempt to attack the South Korean "Blue House" (executive mansion) in the capital Seoul. The taking of Pueblo and the abuse and torture of its crew during the subsequent 11-month prisoner drama became a major Cold War incident, raising tensions between the western democracies and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and People's Republic of China.

North Korea stated that Pueblo deliberately entered their territorial waters 7.6 miles away from Ryo Island, and that the logbook shows that they intruded several times. However, the United States maintains that the vessel was in international waters at the time of the incident and that any purported evidence supplied by North Korea to support its statements was fabricated.

Pueblo, still held by North Korea today, officially remains a commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013, the ship has been moored along the Botong River in Pyongyang, and used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum. Pueblo is the only ship of the U.S. Navy still on the commissioned roster currently being held captive.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Nov 3, 2017
   
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My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  106 Also There at This Battle:
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  • Birdwell, Larry, MCPO, (1963-1982)
  • BRANNAN, WILLIAM, MCPO, (1959-1989)
  • Brendle, David, LTJG, (1966-1977)
  • Cahill, Paul, PO2, (1965-1968)
  • Campbell, Colin, PO2, (1964-1968)
  • Chandler, Mike, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Coburn, Gary, MCPO, (1960-1987)
  • Engelken, James, LCDR, (1955-1979)
  • Estrup, Hector F. Jansen, SCPO, (1964-1980)
  • Flood, Dennis, PO1, (1963-1983)
  • Freitas, Richard, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Ginther, Francis, PO1, (1961-1973)
  • Gomes, Gerry, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Goodman, Larry, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Goodman, Willie, SCPO, (1966-1989)
  • Hall, Wilford C., CWO3, (1950-1980)
  • Hanson, Martin, CAPT, (1955-1992)
  • Hendrickson, Wayne, LCDR, (1964-1991)
  • Hennessy, Peter, MCPO, (1961-1981)
  • Hogue, Greg, CPO, (1966-2000)
  • Jameson, Stephen, PO3, (1965-1971)
  • Kaufman, Gordon, LCDR, (1963-1984)
  • Kelly, Jim, PO2, (1964-1968)
  • Knowlton, James, FLTCM, (1961-1984)
  • Koch Sr, John, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Labahn, Ray, PO1, (1967-1973)
  • LE VASSEUR, PAUL, CPO, (1966-1992)
  • Lewis III, Charles, CWO2, (1964-1988)
  • Lewis, Arthur, PO2, (1964-1969)
  • Lindsey, Aubrey, FN, (1966-1968)
  • Lorimor, Randy, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • MacDonald, James, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • McIntyre, Gary, PO1, (1965-1971)
  • McKnight, Kirk, MCPO, (1965-1995)
  • Morgado, Manuel, PO2, (1966-1969)
  • Morris, Bob, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Morris, Chester, PO3, (1961-1969)
  • Morris, Robert, PO2, (1965-1977)
  • Moser, Carl, LCDR, (1966-1991)
  • Muir, Robert, CPO, (1965-1987)
  • Nelson, Ronald, SCPO, (1966-1993)
  • Nolan, Timothy, PO2, (1961-1969)
  • Novak, Edward, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Pagel, John, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Peterman, Robert, MCPO, (1965-1992)
  • Petersen, Allen, PO2, (1966-1972)
  • Potter, Don, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Precie, Anthony, PO1, (1965-2003)
  • Procopio, Jerry, MCPO, (1966-1996)
  • Redeford, Jimmie, PO1, (1965-1974)
  • Reeb, Jim, CWO4, (1960-1986)
  • Roberts, William, CDR, (1950-1982)
  • Rockstad, Walt, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Rohde, Darrell, PO1, (1960-1969)
  • Schossau, Frederick, SN, (1966-1969)
  • Schumacher, F. Carl, LT, (1965-1969)
  • Smith, Tim, SCPO, (1966-1990)
  • Sobyra, Michael, LT, (1967-1976)
  • Spangler, Rodger, PO1, (1968-2006)
  • Stewart, Rick, PO2, (1966-1972)
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