Batchelder, William Kimbal, BM1

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Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1966-1967, BM-0161, PBR-677, River Division 521 (RIVDIV 521)
Service Years
1953 - 1967
BM-Boatswain's Mate
Three Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Shelburne Falls, MA
Last Address
Shelburne Falls, MA

Casualty Date
May 22, 1967
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Vinh Long (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
New Southwick Cemetery - Southwick, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 081

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Duty on USS Neptune posted by Caddington, Ward, DC3  
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Operation Game Warden
From Month/Year
December / 1965
To Month/Year
January / 1972

Operation Game Warden, Task force 116, was an operation to deny Viet Cong access to the resources in the Mekong Delta which was conceived of in December 1965. U.S. naval forces, backed by Marine artillery on the ground, launching a rapid surprise attack on the dozens of small Viet Cong ports which were scattered around the Delta. Unprepared in the face of intense U.S. firepower, which included U.S. F-4 Phantoms dropping special illumination bombs which blinded the Viet Cong deck gunners, leaving to them being unable to accurately return fire on the attacking U.S. craft, the Viet Cong were incapable of mounting a stiff resistance. Much the Viet Cong fleet and its operators were destroyed.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1967
To Month/Year
December / 1967
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

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  • Alexander, Ron, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Armstrong, Rodger, CWO4, (1956-1979)
  • Baronich, Jr., Harold, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Bulicek, Daniel, SCPO, (1965-1994)
  • Busic, Gerald, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Carlino, Ralph, PO3, (1969-1973)
  • Casey, Earnest, MCPO, (1966-1996)
  • Casey, Tom, PO2, (1963-1967)
  • Cooper, Harry, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Espeland, Richard, PO2, (1966-1972)
  • Fein, Ed, CPO, (1961-1982)
  • Giancola, Richard, CPO, (1967-1997)
  • Godbehere, Dick, LCDR, (1952-1979)
  • Hicks, Lee, CPO, (1957-1977)
  • Holcombe, Henry, SCPO, (1966-1987)
  • Howcroft, Fred, SN, (1963-1967)
  • JONES, RUSSELL D., SCPO, (1964-1993)
  • Kelly, Dale, PO1, (1964-1979)
  • Kelly, Martin, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Kenney, Raymond, SCPO, (1964-2005)
  • Kilkelly, Robert, PO2, (1964-1970)
  • King, Larry, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Meussner, Rick, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Mitchell, Ralph, PO1, (1964-1989)
  • Montague, Russell, CPO, (1965-1985)
  • MORSE, RAYMOND, PO2, (1964-1967)
  • Moss, Gary, MCPO, (1961-1980)
  • Nordlund, Gordon, PO2, (1964-1970)
  • Orr, Charles, CWO3, (1962-1986)
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