Burdette, William, CWO3

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 3
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
732X-Warrant Officer - Aviation Operations Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1978-1981, COMPATWINGSPAC
Previously Held Designator/NEC
AX-0000-Aviation Anti-Submarine Warfare Technician
Service Years
1961 - 1981
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chief Warrant Officer 3

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)


 Military Association Memberships
VP-44  Golden Pelicans Association
  2010, VP-44 Golden Pelicans Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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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
   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Henrico (APA-45/LPA-45)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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