Hooten, Russell, AO1

Aviation Ordnanceman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1967-1970, AO-8211, HC-7 Seadevils
Previously Held NEC
AN-0000-Airman
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
AO-6801-Air Launch Weapons Technician
AO-8211-Helicopter Utility Aircrewman
Service Years
1962 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Decommissioning
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Ditch
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Suez Canal
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman
Two Hash Marks

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Kaman Rescue Pin Naval Rescue Swimmer

Cold War Medal Boeing Rescue Award Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

Blue Star Sikorsky 2000 Hours Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationUnited States Naval Institute
  1975, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association [Verified]
  1984, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired in May from a full time job now working doing some work for myself on the computer at home.

 
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Other Comments:
I am a retired Deputy Sheriff,  just retired the second time, now it is time to take life easy. 

 

   

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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)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  422 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abel, Robert, MCPO, (1960-1980)
  • Abraham, Richard, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • 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)
  • Angles, Carl, PO2, (1960-1964)
  • Armstrong, Robby, PO2, (1960-1964)
  • Armstrong, Rodger, CWO4, (1956-1979)
  • Ashton, Thomas, PO3, (1961-1964)
  • 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)
  • Blankenship, Donald, PO3, (1959-1965)
  • 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)
  • Cersosimo, Richard, CPO, (1957-1977)
  • 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)
  • Collins, Jim, 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)
  • Dupuis, Jean, SN, (1960-1963)
  • Dye, Thomas, PO3, (1960-1964)
  • East, Don, CAPT, (1957-1992)
  • Edmonds, Franklin, CWO4, (1959-1982)
  • Edwards, George W, HN, (1961-1966)
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