Bassett, Leonard, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1967, 111X, Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, Hawaii
Service Years
1940 - 1970
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Arkansas
Arkansas
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Pine Bluff
Last Address
Coronado, California

Date of Passing
Feb 06, 2006
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Gun Captain (pre-1969) WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal




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Training Exercise - Tulungan '62
Start Year
1962
End Year
1962

Description
"EXERCISE TULUNGAN" - INVOLVING A FORCE OF 37,000 MEN, 80 SHIPS AND 400 AIRCRAFT OF THE SOUTH EAST ASIA TREATY ORGANISATION - SWUNG INTO ACTION OFF THE PHILIPPINES ISLANDS, MARCH 26TH. IT WAS THE LARGEST AMPHIBIOUS EXERCISE HELD IN THE PACIFIC SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
APART FROM A SQUADRON OF AUSTRALIAN JET FIGHTERS BASED AT SINGAPORE, ALL THE FORCES WERE FORM AMERICA AD THE PHILIPPINES. OTHER SEATO NATIONS SENT OBSERVERS.
MAIN OPERATION WAS AN ASSAULT BY 16,000 MEN PUT ASHORE BY SEA AND AIR ON THE ISLAND OF MINDORO. AWAITING THEM AND ACTING AS THE "ENEMY" WERE 1500 UNITED STATES AND FILIPINO MARINES WHO HAD BEEN ON THE ISLAND FOR THE PREVIOUS THREE WEEKS DRAWING UP PLANS FOR AMBUSH, HARASSMENT AND INFILTRATION. SIMULATED ATTACKS ON THE INVASION FORCE FROM THE AIR AND SUBMARINES WERE STAGE TO ADD AUTHENTICITY - AND FURTHER OBSTACLES - TO THE OPERATION.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE WAS TO ACCUSTOM TROOPS AND OFFICERS TO THE TYPE OF FIGHTING WHICH HAS PROVED MOST EFFECTIVE IN SOUTH EAST ASIA, GUERILLA WARFARE. IN ADDITION IT WAS HOPED THE PARTICIPANTS WOULD BECOME BETTER ACQUAINTED WITH THE DIFFERENT OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES AND EQUIPMENT OF THE OTHER SEATO MEMBERS.
THE EXERCISE WAS BEING CONDUCTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF VICE-ADMIRAL WILLIAM SCHOECH, USN COMMANDER U.S. SEVENTH FLEET, AND BRIGADIER ALFREDO SANTOS, COMMANDING GENERAL PHILIPPINE ARMY. IN CHARGE OF THE AMPHIBIOUS GROUP WAS REAR ADMIRAL HOOPER.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1962
To Year
1962
 
Last Updated:
Feb 8, 2013
   
Personal Memories

Memories
In February, Union learned that her deployment had been extended two weeks so she could participate in Operation "Tulungan," a SEATO exercise in which the United States Navy and Marine Corps, the Royal Australian Air Force, and Philippine units took part. An unusually long operation, "Tulungan" lasted from mid-February to mid-April. Union left Yokosuka for San Diego on 17 April.

   
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