Cranford, Billy J, SKC

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
SK-2815-Independent Duty Afloat Storekeeper
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1979-1981, SK-2815, USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)
Previously Held NEC
Service Years
1960 - 1981
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Plank Owner
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Navy Chief Initiated Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club SERE

 Military Association Memberships
Branch 46Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1977, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 46 (Member) (Hawaii) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1984, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Full time RV'r.  Seeing the country we defended.
Other Comments:
Member Escapees RV Club
Member Good Sam RV Club

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1960, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 2212
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesUSS Evans (DE-1023)(SK) Storekeeper A SchoolUSS England (DLG-22)
NAVSTA Treasure IslandSERE SchoolHeadquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, VietnamNaval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
USS Arikara (ATF-98)USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)US NavyUSS Grapple (ARS-7)
USS Bolster (ARS-38)USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)
  1960-1961, (ET) Electronics Technician A School
  1961-1963, USS Evans (DE-1023)
  1962-1962, SK-0000, (SK) Storekeeper A School
  1963-1965, SK-0000, USS England (DLG-22)
  1965-1966, SK-0000, NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1966-1966, SK-0000, SERE School
  1966-1967, SK-0000, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1967-1969, SK-0000, Naval Base San Diego (NAVBASE San Diego)
  1969-1969, SK-2815, (SK) Storekeeper C School
  1969-1971, SK-2815, USS Arikara (ATF-98)
  1971-1974, SK-2815, USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)
  1974-1977, SK-2815, Field Command Defense Nuclear Agency (FCDNA)
  1977-1977, SK-2815, USS Grapple (ARS-7)
  1977-1979, SK-2815, USS Bolster (ARS-38)
  1979-1981, SK-2815, USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
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