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
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
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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Dixie Station, South Vietnam
From Month/Year
May / 1965
To Month/Year
August / 1966

Dixie Station was established in the South China Sea off the Mekong Delta May 15, 1965 to August 3, 1966 as a single-carrier counterpart to the multi-carrier Yankee Station, which was located further north near the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin and was responsible for strikes on North Vietnamese targets.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
May / 1965
To Month/Year
August / 1966
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  101 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Richard, AN, (1964-1969)
  • Anderson, Gary, AN, (1966-1969)
  • [Name Withheld], (1964-1968)
  • Burpo, James, CAPT, (1956-1984)
  • Colby, Ronald, SCPO, (1962-1987)
  • Cottrell, Davie, CAPT, (1964-1991)
  • Cucinotta Jr, Philip, PO1, (1959-1968)
  • DeDear, Walter, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Faith, Terry, PO3, (1965-1968)
  • Fischer, Jerome, PO3, (1963-1966)
  • Hale, L. E., PO3, (1963-1967)
  • Holokan, Joseph, PO2, (1961-1965)
  • Langford, Myron, CPO, (1961-1989)
  • Levno, Robert, PO3, (1963-1968)
  • MacBride, John, PO2, (1961-1967)
  • Mefford, Robert, CPO, (1958-1980)
  • Outland, Lloyd, PO3, (1963-1967)
  • Pauley, Richard, PO1, (1965-1997)
  • Peavy, Thomas, SCPO, (1963-1997)
  • Pehl, Charles E, CAPT, (1965-1998)
  • Robinson, Michael, PO2, (1962-1968)
  • Sargent, Wayne, AN, (1963-1967)
  • Scott, Carl, FN, (1965-1967)
  • Turley, Robert, AN, (1963-1966)
  • Watson, Steve, MCPO, (1961-1989)
  • Webster, Douglas Morey, LTJG, (1964-1965)
  • Welch, George, LT, (1956-1976)
  • Williamson, George, PO1, (1959-1969)
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