Denton, Joseph Benjamin, ADCS

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AD-0000-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1969-1970, AD-0000, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
Service Years
1964 - 1990
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate
Six Hash Marks

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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Hemingway, SC
Last Address
Starke, FL

Date of Passing
Apr 28, 2003
 
Location of Interment
Keystone Cemetery - Keystone Heights, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated






 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The Gainsville Sun, April 30, 2003 Obituary
STARKE - Joseph Benjamin Denton died Monday at Naval Air Station Hospital in Jacksonville after an extended illness. He was 58.
Born in Hemingway, SC, he moved to Starke in 1987. He worked in construction and was retired from the U.S. Navy, where he served 26 years as a jet mechanic, including duty during the Vietnam War.

DENTON, JOSEPH BENJAMIN  
SCPO   US NAVY
VIETNAM
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/28/1945
DATE OF DEATH: 04/28/2003
BURIED AT:
KEYSTONE CEMETERY
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL 32656
(352) 473-3176
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   


Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
Start Year
1970
End Year
1970

Description
This Campaign period was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. The allied push into Cambodia during the spring of 1970 brought the SEALORDS forces into a unique operational environment. At 0730 local time on 9 May, 10 days after ground troops crossed the border, a combined Vietnamese-American naval task force steamed up the Mekong River to wrest control of that key waterway from North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces.

The flotilla, led by a Vietnamese naval officer, was composed of American PCFs, ASPBs, PBRs, HAL-3 and VAL-4 aircraft, Benewah, Askari, Hunterdon County, YRBM 16, YRBM 21 and 10 strike assault boats (STAB) of Strike Assault Boat Squadron 20, a fast-reaction unit created by Admiral Zumwalt in 1969. The Vietnamese contingent included riverine assault craft of many types, PCFs, PBRs, and marine battalions.

Naval Advisory Group personnel sailed with each Vietnamese vessel. By the end of the first day, Vietnamese naval units reached the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, while to the south the combined force stormed enemy-held Neak Luong, a strategic ferry crossing point on the river. For political reasons, no U.S. personnel were allowed past Neak Luong, midway to Phnom Penh.

Although the American component pulled out of Cambodia by 29 June, the Vietnamese continued to guard the Mekong and evacuate to South Vietnam over 82,000 ethnic Vietnamese jeopardized by the conflict.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1970
 
Last Updated:
Apr 18, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  171 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baker, Harold LeRoy, PO1, (1964-1984)
  • Barker, Jr., Virgil, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Daiute, Paul C., PO3, (1967-1974)
  • De Mott, Thomas, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Edwards, Roger, CAPT, (1968-2006)
  • Fay, Jerry, PO1, (1966-1973)
  • Garner, Steve, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Gisel, Charles, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
  • Haneline, Don, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • James, John, PO3, (1968-1971)
  • Johnson, Chuck, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Jojo, Al, SCPO, (1964-1990)
  • Kalb, David, CAPT, (1960-1984)
  • Kee, Fletcher, CMC, (1963-1992)
  • Kidd, William Glenn, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Leduc, George R., PO2, (1968-1979)
  • Lee, Alan, PO2, (1968-1973)
  • [Name Withheld], (1968-1972)
  • Moore, Wesley, CDR, (1961-1987)
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