Fanning, Christopher Eugene, EM3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
EM-0000-Electrician's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1967-1967, EM-0000, CTF 77
Service Years
1963 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
EM-Electrician's Mate

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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Sapulpa, Oklahoma

Date of Passing
Apr 10, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesNational Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans AssociationVeterans of the Vietnam War
  1961, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1965, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1966, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Association [Verified]
  1966, Veterans of the Vietnam War

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Last Known Activity
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Operation Stable Door
From Month/Year
May / 1965
To Month/Year
August / 1971

TF 115 was responsible for the harbor defense and surveillance units in the ports of Vung Tau, Cam Ranh Bay, Qui Nhon, Nha Trang, and Vung Ro, Inshore Undersea Warfare Groups (IUWG) 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, operated a total of 16 large personnel landing craft, 25 Boston Whalers, and 8 picket boats in Operation Stable Door. The 45-foot picket boats, which began to reach Vietnam in June 1967, carried a crew of one officer and five men and two .50-caliber machine guns, twin-mounted. In each port the units constructed harbor entrance control posts and equipped them with radios and surface search radars.

My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1966
To Month/Year
December / 1968
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories

During the sixties the 7th Fleet deployments were of greater importance because of the Communist insurgency in Laos and Vietnam. For the greater part of 1964 and 1965, Jenkins operated out of Pearl Harbor.

Jenkins sailed for the Far East 9 February 1966 and on the 21st was assigned to gunfire support duty and effectively shelled enemy troop concentrations to assist Marine fighting in Vietnam. But for breathers in the Philippines and Japan, she continued this duty until returning to Pearl Harbor 22 July.

Jenkins operated in Hawaiian waters until entering U.S. Naval Shipyard at Pearl Harbor 11 September for a major overhaul which was completed early in 1967. The destroyer then prepared for another deployment in the war zone.

My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  42 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baker, Stanley, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Bassett, Michael, PO2, (1963-1972)
  • [Name Withheld], (1965-1971)
  • Buffington, Elwood (Pete), FN, (1965-1969)
  • Chopyak, John, FN, (1963-1966)
  • Coopersmith, Donald, PO3, (1965-1967)
  • Dutz, Damon, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Kraus, Douglas, PO2, (1964-1969)
  • La Voie, Joseph, CWO2, (1958-1980)
  • Meaders, William, PO3, (1966-1977)
  • Partel, Francis, LTJG, (1965-1968)
  • Polloni, Mark, PO2, (1964-1975)
  • Ryan, Steve, PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Tyson, Robert, MCPO, (1962-1984)
  • Wamsley, Paul, PO1, (1964-1976)
  • Wasikowski, Lawrence John, CDR, (1963-2006)
  • Wheeler, Harry, FN, (1965-1967)
  • Winchester, Doug, PO2, (1966-1969)
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