Fargher, Michael Jay, AN

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Airman
Last Primary NEC
8263-Aerial Door Gunner
Last Rating/NEC Group
Rating/NEC Group Unknown
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 8263, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
Service Years
1968 - 1970

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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
The Dalles
Last Address
Alhambra, Alberta, AB, TOM OC

Date of Passing
Dec 25, 2018
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Cremated, ashes with family

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Veteran SERE Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration

Vietnam 50th Anniversary


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Other Comments:
Michael was also one of the few Navy Seawolves authorized to wear the Army Aircrew Wings as well as the Navy Aircrew Wings.
   
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Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
Start Year
1970
End Year
1970

Description
This Campaign period was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. The allied push into Cambodia during the spring of 1970 brought the SEALORDS forces into a unique operational environment. At 0730 local time on 9 May, 10 days after ground troops crossed the border, a combined Vietnamese-American naval task force steamed up the Mekong River to wrest control of that key waterway from North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces.

The flotilla, led by a Vietnamese naval officer, was composed of American PCFs, ASPBs, PBRs, HAL-3 and VAL-4 aircraft, Benewah, Askari, Hunterdon County, YRBM 16, YRBM 21 and 10 strike assault boats (STAB) of Strike Assault Boat Squadron 20, a fast-reaction unit created by Admiral Zumwalt in 1969. The Vietnamese contingent included riverine assault craft of many types, PCFs, PBRs, and marine battalions.

Naval Advisory Group personnel sailed with each Vietnamese vessel. By the end of the first day, Vietnamese naval units reached the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, while to the south the combined force stormed enemy-held Neak Luong, a strategic ferry crossing point on the river. For political reasons, no U.S. personnel were allowed past Neak Luong, midway to Phnom Penh.

Although the American component pulled out of Cambodia by 29 June, the Vietnamese continued to guard the Mekong and evacuate to South Vietnam over 82,000 ethnic Vietnamese jeopardized by the conflict.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1970
 
Last Updated:
May 6, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

HHC, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  174 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baker, Harold LeRoy, PO1, (1964-1984)
  • Barker, Jr., Virgil, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Daiute, Paul C., PO3, (1967-1974)
  • De Mott, Thomas, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Edwards, Roger, CAPT, (1968-2006)
  • Fay, Jerry, PO1, (1966-1973)
  • Garner, Steve, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Gisel, Charles, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
  • Haneline, Don, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • James, John, PO3, (1968-1971)
  • Johnson, Chuck, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Jojo, Al, SCPO, (1964-1990)
  • Kalb, David, CAPT, (1960-1984)
  • Kee, Fletcher, CMC, (1963-1992)
  • Kidd, William Glenn, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Leduc, George R., PO2, (1968-1979)
  • Lee, Alan, PO2, (1968-1973)
  • [Name Withheld], (1968-1972)
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