Conrad Jr, Emerson, LCDR

Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1981-1982, 132X, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
Previously Held NEC
AT-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician
1710-Foreign Area Officer (FAO)
137X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer ( In Training)
Service Years
1961 - 1982
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Tailhook
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

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




 Military Association Memberships
Tailhook AssociationNorfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, VA
  1976, Tailhook Association
  2018, Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, VA [Verified]


 Additional Information
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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

Memories
Deployed Det 14 with VAW-12 the morning after Presidents speech. Initial operations out of McCoy AFB, Orlando, FL. in support of AEW&C 966. After a week shifted ops to NAS Key West. 24-7 on station with WF-2 for the entire time. We deployed with 4 aircraft, no experienced ATs and one snall tool box. Initial quarters in KW was a condemned barracks filled with cots. Working 12 & 12. Soon moved to a hotel off base.

   
Units Participated in Operation

USS Henrico (APA-45)

USS Bayfield (APA-33)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • 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)
  • 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)
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  • 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)
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  • Charles, Wesley, PO2, (1959-1963)
  • Chrisman, Robert, LT, (1961-1971)
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  • Collins, James, PO2, (1960-1967)
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  • Courtney, Robert, PO3, (1961-1963)
  • Covington, Roy, CPO, (1956-1979)
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