Gray Jr., Thomas Sheldon, ATC

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
AT-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1969-1972, AT-0000, VC-2 Blue Falcons
Service Years
1957 - 1978
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician
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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1941
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Chicago, IL
Last Address
Titusville, FL

Date of Passing
Dec 01, 2007
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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







Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
1969

Description
This Campaign period was from 23 February to 8 June 1969. The overall composition of the SEALORDS task force in South Vietnam reflected the growing role of the Vietnamese Navy in the war. The newly elected administration of President Richard M. Nixon formally adopted as U.S. policy the Vietnamization program early in 1969.

The naval part of that process, termed ACTOV (Accelerated Turnover to the Vietnamese), embodied the incremental transfer to Vietnam of NAVFORV's river and coastal combatant fleet and the logistic support establishment. ACTOV was more than the provision of material, however, for the Vietnamese Navy needed training in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the U.S. equipment and in the efficient functioning of the supply system. Leadership skills at all command levels required improvement as did the general morale of naval personnel before the Vietnamese Navy would be able to fight on alone.

Spearheaded by the 564 officers and men of the Naval Advisory Group early in 1969, the U.S. Navy integrated Vietnamese sailors into the crews of American ships and craft. When sufficiently trained, the Vietnamese bluejackets and officers relieved their American counterparts, who then rotated back to the United States. As entire units came under Vietnamese Navy command, control of the various SEALORDS operations passed to that naval service as well.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Jun 12, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)/LCU-1500

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  269 Also There at This Battle:
  • Amann, Duane, PO1, (1968-1977)
  • Anderson, Bill, PO3, (1967-1973)
  • Baker, Ronald, CPO, (1966-2000)
  • Barham, Carroll, CPO, (1966-1995)
  • Bassett, Michael, PO2, (1963-1972)
  • Black, Johnell, PO2, (1969-1985)
  • Casey, Earnest, MCPO, (1966-1996)
  • Caton, Gary, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Cook, Michael, CWO4, (1968-1998)
  • Cooper, James, PO3, (1966-1972)
  • Delauney, Mitchell, PO1, (1974-1988)
  • Downing, Donald, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Drew, Bernard, SN, (1965-1969)
  • Fishbaugh, Michael
  • Foltz, Art, PO1, (1968-1994)
  • Francis, Tommy, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • French, Craig, PO1, (1974-1983)
  • Garner, Steve, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Gingrich, Stewart, LT, (1966-1974)
  • Gomes, Gerry, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Graham, William S., PO3, (1968-1974)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
  • Hancock, Joe, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Hanson, Martin, CAPT, (1955-1992)
  • Harris, Jan, PO2, (1966-1970)
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