Beach, John, LT

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
616X-Limited Duty Officer - Ordnance - Surface
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
2007-2009, 616X, Det San Diego (Staff), Center for Surface Combat Systems (Staff)
Previously Held NEC
FC-1138-Search Radar (SPS 48C) Technician
FC-1119-AEGIS Radar System (SPY-1B/D) Technician
Service Years
1982 - 2009
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Ditch
Panama Canal
Persian Excursion

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist Afloat Training Specialist

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Order of the Golden Dragon

Persian Excursion LDO/CWO Cold War Veteran

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Hainan Island EP-3 Spy Plane Crash
From Month/Year
April / 2001
To Month/Year
July / 2001

April 1, 2001, a United States Navy EP-3E signals reconnaissance aircraft was intercepted by People's Liberation Army Navy J-8IIM fighter jets over international waters about 70 miles away from the Chinese island of Hainan. During the flight there wa
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
April / 2001
To Month/Year
July / 2001
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

Returning home from WestPac 2001 onboard USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) - and we get the call about he EP-3 crash landing on Hainan Island. HIGGINS was called to patrol and standby if needed.

Units Participated in Operation

Test Unit Only Navy, Testing Unit - Navy

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  8 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bensing, Richard, CDR, (1988-Present)
  • Cody, Samuel, PO1, (1987-2007)
  • Howard, Albert Bert, CDR, (1983-2007)
  • Osborn, Shane, LCDR, (1996-2005)
  • Siegrist, Michael, CPO, (1982-2002)
  • Wilson, David, PO1, (1998-Present)
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