Wilson, Christian, ETC

Electronics Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
ET-1436-Crypto Equipment TSEC/KWR-37 and TSEC/KG-14
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1985-1987, ET-1436, USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
ETR-0000-Electronics Technician Communications
ET-1442-KG-30 Family Limited Maintenance Technician
NC-9585-Navy Recruiter Canvasser
ET-1436-Crypto Equipment TSEC/KWR-37 and TSEC/KG-14
Service Years
1966 - 1987
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Plank Owner
Suez Canal
ET-Electronics Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Recruiting Command of Excellence


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran




 Military Association Memberships
Navy League of the United StatesPost 4273, Sandy Post
  1993, Navy League of the United States - Assoc. Page
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4273, Sandy Post (Past Commander) (Sandy, Oregon) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Worked in the civilian power supply industry for a while and then worked as a Oregon state civilian tech working on federal contracts for the Army National Guard for 17 years.  Currently Retired. Occasionally TV Extra for Grimm series and background actor for a few movies. Also own and operate a small internet business, Veterans Internet Service ( http://vets-internet.com/ ).
 
   
Other Comments:
Member of:
 
Columbia River Camaro Club
Multnomah Hot Rod Council
Oregon Zoo Foundation
Western Oregon Radio Club
ARRL
K7YVO (K7YVO.com)
Veterans Internet Service LLC
Gresham Eagles
Life Member Sandy VFW 4273
Life Member Navy League
 
   
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Vietnam War/Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
1969

Description
This Campaign period was from 9 June to 31 October 1969.  In the Mekong Delta proper, Swift boat, PBR, riverine assault craft, SEAL, and Vietnamese ground units struck at the Viet Cong in their former strongholds, which included the Ca Mau Peninsula, the U Minh Forest, and the islands of the broad Mekong River system.

After raiding and harassing operations like Silver Mace II, the combined navies often deployed forces to secure a more permanent Vietnamese government presence in vital areas. In June 1969, for example, the U.S. Navy anchored a mobile pontoon base in the middle of the Ca Mau region's Cua Lon River. This operation, labelled Sea Float, was made difficult by heavy Viet Cong opposition, strong river currents, and the distance to logistic support facilities. Still, Sea Float denied the enemy a safe haven even in this isolated corner of the delta. The allies further threatened the Communist "rear" area in September when they set up patrols on the Ong Doc, a river bordering the dense and isolated U Minh area. Staging from an advance tactical support base at the river's mouth, U.S. and Vietnamese PBRs of Operation Breezy Cove repeatedly intercepted and destroyed enemy supply parties crossing the waterway.

By October 1969, one year after the start of the SEALORDS campaign, Communist military forces in the Mekong Delta were under heavy pressure. The successive border interdiction barriers delayed and disrupted the enemy's resupply and troop replacement from Cambodia. The raiding operations hit vulnerable base areas and the Sea Float deployment put allied forces deep into what had been a Viet Cong sanctuary. In addition, American and Vietnamese forces captured or destroyed over 500 tons of enemy weapons, ammunition, food, medicines, and other supplies. Furthermore, 3,000 Communist soldiers were killed and 300 were captured at a cost of 186 allied men killed and 1,451 wounded.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Feb 17, 2014
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  199 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, Jack, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Almashy, Danny, PO3, (1968-1974)
  • BREWSTER, TIMOTHY, PO2, (1969-1975)
  • Chiappi, William, MCPO, (1955-1975)
  • Crane, William, PO3, (1968-1970)
  • Elwood, Steven, PO3, (1968-1971)
  • Fay, Jerry, PO1, (1966-1973)
  • French, Craig, PO1, (1974-1983)
  • Gilreath, James, PO2, (1967-1973)
  • Gisel, Charles, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
  • Hayes, Wayne, PO3, (1969-1973)
  • Heinz, John, PO2, (1967-1972)
  • HURTIS, DENNIS, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Jackson, Michael, PO3, (1967-1971)
  • Jones, Craig, SCPO, (1965-1990)
  • Kidd, William Glenn, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Koontz, Douglas L., FN, (1967-1971)
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