Richards, E. Mack, PNCS

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Senior Chief Petty Officer (E-8)
Current/Last Primary Designator/NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1985-1987, PN-0000, USS Texas (CGN-39)
Service Years
1968 - 1988
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Four Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Sea Bees Badge Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Order of the Golden Dragon Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

 Additional Information

What are you doing now:

Transferred to Fleet Reserve on 31 Jan 1988 with 19 yrs, 8 mos, 19 days active, day for day service.

Placed on the Retired List of the U. S. Navy effective 1 Sep 1997.

Retired civil service, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard 31 Mar 2005 with 35+ years of total federal service.



Other Comments:

--PADI Divemaster and OWSI  #18403 (Emeritus)

--Amateur Radio Operator, Callsign WA6ATF


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Deployment - Western Pacific (WESTPAC) Cruise '71
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A Western Pacific Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Phuket, Thailand; Salalah, Oman; Darwin, Australia, Bali, Jebel Ali, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong. The ships hosted foreign militaries, performed numerous underway replenishments-at-sea and conducted general quarters drills, fire drills and maritime patrols.
US Navy provides during these deployments provocative "freedom of navigation" operations, known as FONOPS, that send warships into the disputed areas around the world on any given year.
Any cruise is hazardous with sailors injured or killed during flight, refueling, ordnance, operations or weather; day or night. Foriegn military vessels threatening by fast approach to ramming. Often at times ships are endangered by low fly overs from hostile aircraft.

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Aug 23, 2017
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  6 Also There at This Battle:
  • Bowerman, Donald, PO3, (1969-1978)
  • Dwyer, Rick, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Rakow, Lance, PO2, (1969-1975)
  • Rego, Dennis, PO2, (1971-1979)
  • Smith, Don, PO3, (1969-1973)
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