Krueger, William, SM2

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1968-1970, SM-0000, USS Hollister (DD-788)
Service Years
1967 - 1971
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Pearl Harbor Memorial Medallion US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran

Cold War Veteran Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Navy Together We ServedUSS DeHaven Sailors AssociationUSS Hollister (DD-788) AssociationPost 496
National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]3
  2009, USS DeHaven Sailors Association [Verified]
  2013, USS Hollister (DD-788) Association [Verified]
  2014, American Legion, Post 496 (Member) (Long Beach, California) [Verified]4 - Chap. Page
  2017, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired from the construction industry after almost 46 years.  (1971-2017)
Other Comments:




 Remembrance Profiles -  20 Sailors Remembered
  • Auld, Leslie, PO3, (1944-1947)
  • Estes, James, PO1
  • Goddard, Soloman, PVT, (1814-1815)
  • Sears, Sylas, CPT, (1776-1783)
  • Stephenson, Donald I., CDR, (1955-1971)
  • Stringer, Bobby, PO1
  • Thompson, Claude, PO2, (1952-1956)
  • Watters, James, PO3
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 52727
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesNAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HINAVSTA Subic Bay, PIUS Navy
USS DeHaven (DD-727)NAVSTA Yokosuka, JapanNAVSTA Long Beach, CAUSS Hollister (DD-788)
DESRON 9, COMNAVSURFGRU PACNORWESTUSS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875)Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1967-1968, SM-0000, (SM) Signalman A School
  1967-1968, SM-0000, NAVSTA Pearl Harbor, HI
  1968-1968, SM-0000, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1968-1968, SM-0000, Naval Support Activity, Taipei, Taiwan
  1968-1968, SM-0000, USS DeHaven (DD-727)
  1968-1970, SM-0000, NAVSTA Yokosuka, Japan
  1968-1970, SM-0000, NAVSTA Long Beach, CA
  1968-1970, SM-0000, USS Hollister (DD-788)
  1970-1971, SM-0000, USS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875)
  1971-1971, SM-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War1
  1968-1971 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1968-1971 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1968-1971 Vietnam War1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1971 Vietnam War
  1969-1970 Vietnam War/Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Long Beach City College
  1971-1974, Santa Ana Jr. College, Santa Ana, CA2
  1994-1996, Long Beach City College
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 04, 1968, First time entering the combat zone, Vietnam
  Apr 09, 1968, SHELLBACK:Crossed the Equator, (00 00' S, 105 22' E)56
  Aug 02, 1968, Crossed the Equator, (00 00' S, 146 35' E)
  Aug 21, 1968, Golden Dragon: Crossed the International Date Line, (28 53' S, 180 00' E/W)
  Aug 26, 1968, Crossed the Equator, (00 00' N/S, 165 37' W)
  Sep 22, 1969, Bill & Pam Wedding, Long Beach Naval Station1
  Jun 24, 2006, Tony & Sarah Wedding6
  May 19, 2007, Kurt & Tracy Wedding4
  Jun 06, 2008, DD-727 VIDEO LINK
  Dec 13, 2009, Birth of Joshua Anthony Krueger10
  Jun 21, 2010, Tony's first fathers day5
  Dec 24, 2012, General Photos15
  Mar 06, 2014, Forum Photos2
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