Morgan, Bruce, IC2

Interior Communications Electrician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
IC-0000-Interior Communications Electrician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Interior Communications Electrician
Primary Unit
1967-1969, IC-0000, USS Tallahatchie County (AVB-2)
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
IC-Interior Communications Electrician

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 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
USS Forrestal Association
  2000, USS Forrestal Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2001, USS Tallahatchie County LST-1154 / AVB-24


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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/USS Forrestal (CVA-59) Fire
Start Year
1967
End Year
1967

Description
In July 1967, a fire broke out on board the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal. An electrical anomaly had caused the discharge of a Zuni rocket on the flight deck, triggering a chain-reaction of explosions that killed 134 sailors and injured 161. At the time, Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, during the Vietnam War. The ship survived, but with damage exceeding US$72 million (equivalent to $517 million today), not including the damage to aircraft.[2][3] Future United States Senator John McCain and future four-star admiral and US Pacific Fleet Commander Ronald J. Zlatoper were among the survivors.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1967
To Year
1967
 
Last Updated:
Jan 25, 2014
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Most horrible day that I spent while in the US Navy. We lost 134 of our Shipmates in this fire.

My brother and I both were on board during the fire. For 18 hours we did not know the fate of each other. Luckily, we both made I out alive, while a lot of others did not.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
Fighting the fire on the flight deck
1,000 pound bomb damage
Flight Deck Damage

  156 Also There at This Battle:
  • Andreas, William, MCPO, (1960-1985)
  • Bullens, Jesse, PO3, (1964-1975)
  • Buscher, Terry, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Daniels, Stephen, SCPO, (1965-1993)
  • Fraley, Richard, CPO, (1952-1971)
  • Friedman, Paul, PO3, (1966-1967)
  • Hamilton, John, CPO, (1940-1970)
  • Hiland, David, CDR, (1966-1992)
  • Hugo, Donald Neale, WO, (1951-1967)
  • Lopez, Jaime, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Lund, Carl, CPO, (1966-1988)
  • Markel, Wilbert, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • MAURO, RICHARD, PO2
  • McCain III, John, CAPT, (1958-1981)
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