Fayette, Dana, HMCM

Hospital Corpsman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1995-1997, HM-8478, VR-61 Islanders
Previously Held NEC
HA-0000-Hospitalman Apprentice
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-8479-Basic Biomedical Equipment System Technician
HM-8478-Advanced Biomedical Equipment Technician
Service Years
1967 - 1997
Foreign Language(s)
Chinese-Mandarin
Japanese
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Seven Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Pacific Command Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)


 Military Association Memberships
Post 7824, Vancouver PostCombat Veterans Motorcycle AssociationPost 14Vietnow
  1997, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 7824, Vancouver Post (Member) (Vancouver, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2012, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association - Assoc. Page
  2013, American Legion, Post 14 (Member) (Vancouver, Washington) - Chap. Page
  2013, Vietnow


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Vietnam War
From Month/Year
January / 1960
To Month/Year
June / 1973

Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, a necessary war, or whether it was a noble cause, or an idealistic, if failed, effort to protect the South Vietnamese from totalitarian government.

Summary:

Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese waged an anti-colonial war against France, which received $2.6 billion in financial support from the United States. The French defeat at the Dien Bien Phu was followed by a peace conference in Geneva. As a result of the conference, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam received their independence, and Vietnam was temporarily divided between an anti-Communist South and a Communist North. In 1956, South Vietnam, with American backing, refused to hold unification elections. By 1958, Communist-led guerrillas, known as the Viet Cong, had begun to battle the South Vietnamese government.

To support the South's government, the United States sent in 2,000 military advisors--a number that grew to 16,300 in 1963. The military condition deteriorated, and by 1963, South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Viet Cong. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson escalated the war, commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and committing ground forces--which numbered 536,000 in 1968. The 1968 Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese turned many Americans against the war.

The next president, Richard Nixon, advocated Vietnamization, withdrawing American troops and giving South Vietnam greater responsibility for fighting the war. In 1970, Nixon attempted to slow the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into South Vietnam by sending American forces to destroy Communist supply bases in Cambodia. This act violated Cambodian neutrality and provoked antiwar protests on the nation's college campuses.

From 1968 to 1973, efforts were made to end the conflict through diplomacy. In January 1973, an agreement was reached; U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam, and U.S. prisoners of war were released. In April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to the North, and Vietnam was reunited.

Consequences

1. The Vietnam War cost the United States 58,000 lives and 350,000 casualties. It also resulted in between one and two million Vietnamese deaths.

2. Congress enacted the War Powers Act in 1973, requiring the president to receive explicit Congressional approval before committing American forces overseas.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1960
To Month/Year
June / 1973
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  • Achaki, Adisa, SN, (1972-1976)
  • Acuzar, Jose, CPO, (1969-1992)
  • Addison, Everette, PO1, (1963-1972)
  • Adkins, Edsel, PO2, (1970-1977)
  • Adkins, Evans, MCPO, (1969-2012)
  • Adkins, Terry, PO3, (1967-1976)
  • Afflerbach, Ronald, SCPO, (1960-1989)
  • Akin, James, PO1, (1964-1975)
  • Akin, William, SCPO, (1960-1980)
  • ALBERT, ROBERT, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Alberts, Dennis, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Albrecht, Charles, CPO, (1965-1989)
  • Alcorn, Wendell R, CAPT, (1961-1992)
  • ALEXANDER, FRANK, PO1, (1967-1973)
  • Alexatos, Michael Stephen, CAPT, (1942-1970)
  • Allen, Duke, LCDR, (1958-1983)
  • Allison, Terry, SCPO, (1968-1993)
  • Allsopp, Ralph, CDR, (1970-1994)
  • Alston, Rodger, PO3, (1964-1970)
  • Amborn, Lloyd, CAPT, (1965-1995)
  • Anderson, Dale, PO2, (1965-1971)
  • Anderson, Frank, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Anderson, James, CPO, (1965-2001)
  • Anderson, James, MCPO, (1963-1993)
  • Anderson, Jr., George D., CPO, (1953-1973)
  • Anderson, Randy, PO2, (1962-1968)
  • Anderson, Stephen, SCPO, (1962-1991)
  • Andreasen, Earnest, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Antonen, James, PO2, (1967-1976)
  • Armstrong, Joe, PO2, (1957-1987)
  • Armstrong, Rodger, CWO4, (1956-1979)
  • Arnell, Michael, SCPO, (1968-2006)
  • Arnette, Luther, CPO, (1966-1991)
  • Arnold, Charles, FN, (1966-1969)
  • Arrans, Guy, PO3, (1965-1968)
  • Arsenault, Rick, PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Arthur, Stanley R., ADM, (1957-1995)
  • ASCONE, ANTHONY JOSEPH, PO2, (1964-1968)
  • Asmussen, William, LCDR, (1966-1988)
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