Ringate, Wayne, HM1

Hospital Corpsman
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8478-Advanced Biomedical Equipment Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1986-1988, HM-8478, NMC Norfolk
Previously Held NEC
GMG-0000-Gunner's Mate Guns
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-8479-Basic Biomedical Equipment System Technician
Service Years
1967 - 1988
HM-Hospital Corpsman
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Career Counselor Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
American LegionVietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Veterans of the Vietnam WarVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Mobile Riverine Force AssociationChapter 1
  1993, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2003, Veterans of the Vietnam War [Verified]
  2004, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2005, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Ft Snelling, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 39 (Member) (Coon Rapids, Minnesota) [Verified] - Chap. Page

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Order of the Silver Rose

 Remembrance Profiles -  6 Sailors Remembered
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  • Metke, Robert, CPO
  • Ryan, Robert, PO3, (1967-1971)
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1967, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 532
 Duty Stations
USS White River LSMR-536USS Vancouver (LPD-2)Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)NSA Saigon
(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, San Diego, CANaval Hospital Jacksonville, FLAdvancement Schools and CoursesNMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
Naval Hospital Subic Bay, PI (RMC)Naval Hospital Pensacola, FLUSS Saipan (LHA-2)NMC Norfolk
  1967-1970, GMG-0000, USS White River LSMR-536
  1970-1971, GM-0000, USS Vancouver (LPD-2)
  1971-1971, GM-0000, Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)
  1972-1972, GM-0000, NSA Saigon
  1972-1973, HM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, San Diego, CA
  1973-1974, HM-0000, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, FL
  1974-1975, HM-8479, (HM) 8479 - USAMEOS - Biomedical Equipment Repair School
  1975-1976, HM-8479, NMC San Diego (Balboa Naval Hospital)
  1976-1977, HM-8478, (HM) 8478 - USAMEOS - Biomedical Equipment Repair School
  1977-1979, HM-8478, Naval Hospital Subic Bay, PI (RMC)
  1979-1983, HM-8478, Naval Hospital Pensacola, FL
  1983-1984, HM-8478, USS Saipan (LHA-2)
  1984-1988, HM-8478, Naval Hospital Portsmouth, VA
  1986-1988, HM-8478, NMC Norfolk
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War4
  1966-1969 Operation Game Warden
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/Operation Sea Dragon
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1973 Vietnam War
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Training Exercise - UNITAS '69
  1985-1985 TWA 847 Hijack Incident (Lebanon)
 Colleges Attended 
Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola FL
  1975-1977, Regis College
  1989-1990, Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola FL
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