Youmans, Rocco J., DPC

Data Processing Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer (E-7)
Current/Last Service Branch
Data Processing Technician
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
DP-2743-Computer Programmer (FORTRAN)
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Data Processing Technician
Primary Unit
1988-1990, DP-2741, NAVSUPACT (NSA)
Previously Held Designator/NEC
RD-0000-Radarman
DP-0000-Data Processing Technician
DP-2741-Computer Programmer (COBOL)
Service Years
1969 - 1990
DP-Data Processing Technician
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US Navy Retired 20 Command Master at Arms


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 Military Association Memberships
United States Navy Memorial Department of Virginia
  1990, United States Navy Memorial 1 - Assoc. Page
  2015, American Legion, Department of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Fully Retired from U.S. Navy (1990) and U.S. Civil Service (2011).  Moved to an active adult retirement community with  my wife of over 40 years.  Since my retirement, my wife and I enjoy travel to various states on both East and West Coasts.  Other hobbies include working out daily at our fitness facility and attending Washington National Baseball Games!
   
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Yankee Station, North Vietnam
Start Year
1964
End Year
1973

Description
Yankee Station was a point in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of Vietnam used by the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers of Task Force 77 to launch strikes in the Vietnam War. While its official designation was "Point Yankee," it was universally referred to as Yankee Station. Carriers conducting air operations at Yankee Station were said to be "on the line" and statistical summaries were based on days on the line.
The name derived from it being the geographic reference point "Y", pronounced "Yankee" in the NATO phonetic alphabet. In turn the term Point Yankee derived from the launch point for "Yankee Team" aerial reconnaissance missions over Laos conducted in 1964. It was located about 190 km due east of Dong Hoi, at 17° 30' N and 108° 30' E.

During the two periods of sustained air operations against North Vietnam (March 2, 1965-October 31, 1968 and March 30, 1972-December 29, 1972) there were normally three carriers on the line, each conducting air operations for twelve hours, then off for twelve hours. One of the carriers would operate from noon to midnight, another from midnight to noon, and one during daylight hours, which gave 24-hour coverage plus additional effort during daylight hours, when sorties were most effective. However at the end of May, 1972, six carriers were for a short period of time on the line at Yankee Station conducting Linebacker strikes.

The first aircraft carrier at Yankee Station was USS Kitty Hawk, which was ordered there in April 1964 for the Yankee Team missions. Kitty Hawk was joined by Ticonderoga in May and Constellation in June, two months prior to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Ticonderoga and Constellation launched the first bombing missions from Yankee Station on August 5, 1964. Constellation was also the last carrier conducting operations at Yankee Station on August 15, 1973. USS Forrestal suffered a major accident while at Yankee Station when a series of fires and explosions on her deck killed 134 men and injured another 161.

A corresponding Dixie Station in the South China Sea off the Mekong Delta was a single carrier point for conducting strikes within South Vietnam from May 15, 1965 to August 3, 1966.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1964
To Year
1973
 
Last Updated:
Sep 22, 2017
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
My best friend, Phil Sosa


Memories
While serving on the USS Wiltsie (DD-716) providing naval gun fire support to U.S. and allied forces off the coast of Vietnam. Port and starboard watches were the norm each day we were on the "Gun Line". We served on watch five hours on and seven hours off and then alternated seven hours on and five hours off watch. While we were off watch, "all hands" participated in underway and vertical replenishments that included refueling, loading ammunition for our 5 inch guns as well as bringing on food and other supplies.

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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