Loomis, Steven, IC3

Interior Communications Electrician
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
IC-4718-IC Journeyman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Interior Communications Electrician
Primary Unit
1970-1971, SN-9740, Vietnamese Naval Shipyard (VNNSY), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
Previously Held NEC
SR-0000-Seaman Recruit
SA-0000-Seaman Apprentice
SN-9740-Seaman - Other Technical and Allied Specialists
IC-0000-Interior Communications Electrician
Service Years
1969 - 1983
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Kiel Canal
Order of the Rock
Order of the Spanish Main
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Voice Edition
IC-Interior Communications Electrician
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

Battle E

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Dragon

SERE Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Brown Water Navy (Vietnam) Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
National Society Sons of the American RevolutionVeterans Registered With The Department of Veterans AffairsNavy Together We ServedMilitary Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1950, National Society Sons of the American Revolution [Verified]
  1950, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  1950, Grand Army of the Republic6
  1974, Veterans Registered With The Department of Veterans Affairs
  1975, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1530, Thomas Rooney Post (Member) (La Crosse, Wisconsin) [Verified]14 - Chap. Page
  1975, American Legion, Post 52 (Member) (La Crosse, Wisconsin) [Verified]12 - Chap. Page
  2004, Mobile Riverine Force Association [Verified]6
  2008, Navy Together We Served [Verified]1
  2013, Navy Club of the United States of America1
  2017, United States LST Association [Verified]
  2017, Veterans of the Vietnam War1
  2018, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I retired when I was just 60, no regrets. 
I spent my post-navy life as a photographer and media manager.
The Navy gave me gypsy feet, and I've enjoyed them all my life.
As a result, traveling was not just a bucket list item for me. 

I'm a direct descendant, tenth generation, of Joseph Loomis.
The Loomis Family arrived in the New World on 17 July, 1638. 
We have defended America ever since. 
Other Comments:

"Service included boots-on-the-ground in Viet-Nam"
[ One year, 365 days, 24/7 -- 7 June 1970 to 7 June 1971 ]
U.S. Naval Advisory Group, Vietnamese Naval Shipyard, Saigon RVN
I'm also a Plank Owner and Shellback, USS Harlan County (LST-1196)
During my 4 years of active duty 3 years were credited as foreign or sea service

Technically, I was on Active Duty, USN, 3 years, 11 months and 16 days. However, I was in the Naval Reserve before that and after that, both Active Reserves and Inactive Reserves. So N/TWS has credited me from April 1969 through April 1983, and that is why my profile may occasionally show three hash marks... Actually, I never wore more than one on my dress blues. And yes... it is also true that I got my 3/c crow tacked on twice, but that is another story. 

I am glad, proud, to have been born an American.
I voluntarily joined the armed forces, and for that
matter I volunteered for duty in Vietnam. 

What I had hoped for was to not bring the violence,
the lack of value of a human life that I experienced
in Vietnam, back to America.  It is that simple.

I consider myself a POST-WAR PACIFIST.

During my civilian career I spent over ten years as a hospital/medical photographer, two years in Saudi Arabia with Lockheed, and then two and a half decades as the media specialist and manager for a 9,000+ student public school district in Phoenix Arizona. I feel fortunate to have retired without ever having a single unemployment or welfare check. 
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Tributes from Members  
Vietnam 1 posted by Mundy, Robert, RMC -Deceased 
Congratulations on your outstanding care... posted by Sanderson, Harlan G. (Sandy), AO2 -Deceased 
Bravo Zulu (Well Done) posted by McWatt, Michael (Mike), RM2 -Deceased 
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1969, OSVET (Prior Other Service Veteran)7
  1969, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 4469
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesSurvival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseNaval Advisory Group VietnamVietnamese Naval Shipyard (VNNSY), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
USS Harlan County (LST-1196)USS Pluck (MSO-464)USS Francis Marion (LPA-249)USS Schenectady (LST-1185)
  1969-1969, SR-0000, NTS Great Lakes, IL
  1969-1970, Fleet Ballistic Missile Weapons School, Dam Neck, VA
  1970-1970, SA-0000, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1970-1971, SN-9740, COMNAVFORV
  1970-1971, SN-0000, Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1970-1971, Commander Naval Forces Vietnam (COMNAVFORV)
  1970-1971, SN-9740, Vietnamese Naval Shipyard (VNNSY), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1970-1971, SN-9740, Vietnamese Naval Shipyard (VNNSY), Naval Advisory Group Vietnam
  1971-1971, FN-0000, Basic Electronics and Electricity School (BE&E) Course
  1971-1972, IC-0000, (IC) Interior Communications Electrician A School
  1972-1972, IC-0000, Precommissioning Detail (PRECOMDET)
  1972-1973, IC-0000, USS Harlan County (LST-1196)
  1973-1974, IC-0000, Break in Service
  1974-1975, IC-4718, USS Pluck (MSO-464)
  1974-1977, IC-4718, NAVRESCEN La Crosse, WI
  1975-1975, IC-4718, NTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1976-1977, IC-4718, USS Francis Marion (LPA-249)
  1977-1979, IC-4718, Break in Service
  1979-1980, IC-4718, NAVRESCEN Dubuque, IA
  1979-1980, IC-0000, USS Schenectady (LST-1185)
  1980-1983, IC-0000, Break in Service
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)27
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)15
  1972-1972 Munich Olympics 1972 Support2
 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 TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Western Wisconsin Technical CollegeUniversity of Wisconsin-Platteville
  1973-1975, Western Wisconsin Technical College27
  1976-2010, Others/Not Listed
  1979-1981, University of Wisconsin-Platteville8
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  My Navy Awards, Citations and Certificates50
  Flags and Banners170
  Misc. River Craft from Viet-Nam3
  LSTs of the Vietnamese Navy - Hai Quan HQ-500 to 505. 12
  Story of Prince Bandar, as told by John Morgan1
  Navy Rings10
  Ports of Call Along The Way...25
  Anniversaries of the war in Viet-Nam
  Vacations around the world. Me and my gypsy feet. 8
  Recognition, Development and Reflections
  Ye olde GOAT-LOCKER -- not the chief's mess22
  It's been fifty years now . . .1
  Jul 17, 1638, The Loomis Family in America40
  Jan 01, 1804, Miscellaneous images40
  May 30, 1872, LOOMIS DAY - May 304
  Jul 08, 1874, LOOMIS INSTITUTE, CHARTER 187419
  Jan 01, 1900, The Old Navy42
  Jul 01, 1904, LOOMIS FAMILY, Rights to Use, Family Crest and Coat of Arms. 9
  Jul 04, 1912, LOCKHEED and the STARS9
  Jun 06, 1944, D-DAY: The Fallen 900010
  Aug 14, 1949, Nine months before I was born.1
  Jun 04, 1950, Cadillac Man48
  Jun 04, 1950, Member since birth: SONS OF THE REBELLION & REVOLUTION. 5
  Aug 04, 1950, US NAVY IN SAIGON, 1950-1975
  Jan 01, 1954, WWTV Channel 13, Cadillac Michigan8
  Dec 25, 1960, Coin Collecting - Pennies and Type Sets8
  May 30, 1961, Memorial Day, 30 May 19617
  Jul 15, 1962, old games: cribbage dominoes checkers marbles...3
  Jul 04, 1963, CARS I'VE OWNED10
  Aug 30, 1963, Growing up in Wisconsin / Cub Scouts and 4-H Member34
  Nov 22, 1963, The Day JFK Died, 22 November 19632
  Jan 01, 1964, 890 AM, WLS - Silver Dollar Survey - Chicago Radio5
  Dec 25, 1964, Religion and childhood innocence.1
  Jan 01, 1967, Christmas Trees and Bird Suet
  Jul 20, 1967, Before I joined the Navy & The Band EXISTS 18
  Sep 20, 1967, Hotel Rogers, bus boy and short order cook.1
  Jan 01, 1969, Galaxy, Roost and Satellite Bars Beaver Dam WI11
  Apr 25, 1969, GET OUTTA DODGE: Milwaukee Induction Center, Arbor Day 1969.17
  Jun 04, 1969, HOW ABOUT A VERY SHORT CRUISE... straight across Lake Michigan. 5
  Jul 16, 1969, The summer of '6913
  Dec 30, 1969, PLAN B. I've always liked to be prepared.1
  Mar 01, 1970, BM2 Leland Friday8
  Jun 01, 1970, SERE school and off to Viet-Nam, 19701
  Jun 07, 1970, The PAC/MAC Flight... San Francisco to Saigon7
  Jun 07, 1970, MY BIG ADVENTURE, part one: Saigon, Viet-Nam.19
  Jun 13, 1970, Saturday, 13 June 1970, I arrived in the SaigonShipYard6
  Jun 15, 1970, HQ HAI-QUAN, RVNN Ships13
  Jun 20, 1970, FERRO-CEMENT: Yabuta Junks - PCF - Vipers - Domes43
  Jul 04, 1970, 4th of July AFVN broadcast from Saigon10
  Aug 01, 1970, Junks and other shipyard/repair projects/ 6
  Aug 30, 1970, Small world?8
  Oct 07, 1970, Military Payment Certificates, MPC script (Viet-Nam)6
  Nov 01, 1970, RVNN HQ: Republic of Viet-Nam Navy Headquarters11
  Dec 15, 1970, Elvis in Cholon8
  Dec 20, 1970, London Bar, Warehouse Nineteen16
  Dec 20, 1970, Woody, thanks for the memories... I guess.
  Dec 25, 1970, GIVE ME AN
  Dec 30, 1970, The Admiral's Barge and Comshaw Artists
  Jan 01, 1971, One night while on duty in Viet-Nam / Capitol Hotel BEQ25
  Jan 01, 1971, COMNAVFORV, SAIGON17
  Jan 20, 1971, ARVN CEMETERY BIEN HOA, then and now21
  Apr 01, 1971, The Admiral's Roof, COMNAVFORV
  May 25, 1971, Vietnamese Staff Service Medal, 2nd Class and RVNN Capt. Doan Bich14
  Jun 01, 1971, PLAQUES: RVNN, VNNSY, NAG/VN, etc.13
  Jun 07, 1971, My list of people I remember from Vietnam.
  Jun 07, 1971, Uniforms in Nam34
  Jun 12, 1971, Post Viet-Nam7
  Jul 04, 1971, I was Veteran before being a Veteran was cool*11
  Jan 01, 1972, USN # SN # to SSN #1
  Dec 13, 1972, GYRO/GiTMO. -- I thought you knew what you were doing!!3
  Dec 31, 1972, Interior Communications Electrician2
  Jan 07, 1973, The record breaking ICE STORM which cost me my crow.
  Mar 01, 1973, Give Blood, the more the better 5
  Apr 01, 1973, The Perfect/Liberty Machine2
  Jun 04, 1973, EM Clubs2
  Jun 04, 1973, USS Harlan County, that first year
  Jun 11, 1973, You can't do everything. 8
  Jul 10, 1973, My DD-214 is a U-2681
  Jul 16, 1973, The GI Bill and MDTA1
  Sep 01, 1973, Product of the '60's...5
  Oct 24, 1973, La Crosse, Wisc.7
  Jan 10, 1974, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm Individual Citation details
  Jan 15, 1974, Research project: RVN Naval Service Award9
  May 01, 1974, Cross of Gallantry, Vietnam. Personal Award...
  Jun 04, 1974, There's a stack of records on the stereo...2
  Dec 31, 1974, TATU, it's part of the family name. 4
  Feb 07, 1975, Gordon Lightfoot... The La Crosse Tribune 8 Feb '751
  Apr 14, 1975, BPA, Biological Photographic Association9
  Apr 30, 1975, THE FALL OF SAIGON: I thought Viet-Nam was behind me . . . 4
  Jun 01, 1975, Audiovisual and Photographic Associations2
  Mar 27, 1976, President Gerald Ford, La Crosse Wisconsin
  Aug 16, 1977, MY BIG ADVENTURE, part two: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.17
  Aug 16, 1977, Lockheed Aircraft International A.G. Saudi Arabia68
  Dec 01, 1977, The IRS. I cringe with embarrassment and disgust
  Dec 25, 1977, WE could have just been two ships passing in the night.5
  Dec 25, 1977, This is the only Saudi Christmas Song I know of...4
  Feb 24, 1978, Saudi License Plates3
  May 10, 1978, Subject: Manston Airfield
  Aug 16, 1978, To Coin A Phrase... "technical prostitutes"
  Oct 20, 1978, Question everything! and other good quotes...
  Aug 16, 1979, I collect things... like Yard O Led and old cameras29
  Dec 26, 1979, I Was Married By An Axe Murderer6
  Nov 12, 1980, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
  Dec 01, 1980, Naval Reserve Meritorious Service Medal
  Dec 20, 1980, MY FOUR SHIPS, 1 USN and 3 USNR.4
  Jan 01, 1981, Duty stations/dates along the way... 7
  Jan 01, 1981, GET AN EDUCATION, NOT JUST A DEGREE . . . 5
  Aug 16, 1981, Medical Photographer and Audio-Visual Manager30
  Jan 01, 1985, Saigon Shipyard Play, a work in progress2
  Feb 01, 1987, Med-VET offered to assist the VA in 19873
  Jun 04, 1989, Tiananmen Square - and what could have been3
  Jan 01, 2000, Knowledge, kNOw when to say NO9
  Sep 20, 2000, Scotland5
  Sep 11, 2001, Where were you on that day? 911 - our Freighter Cruise on the Sea Explorer9
  Jan 01, 2002, Challenge Coins18
  May 28, 2003, Kasakake Japan, Now named MIDORI, GUNMA PREFECTURE12
  Sep 11, 2003, I returned to Saigon Viet-Nam66
  Nov 11, 2004, New Zealand5
  Apr 19, 2005, The Wall9
  Jan 01, 2007, Disclaimer: What's in a name?
  Nov 08, 2007, China 5
  Jul 01, 2008, Public Enemies staring Johnny Depp2
  Nov 04, 2008, My disappointment (election day 2008)2
  Jan 21, 2009, Songs that take me back in time... 5
  Feb 12, 2009, President Lincoln5
  Feb 16, 2009, PhotoShop, photo restoration and photo examples36
  Mar 01, 2009, NavSource Online ships photographs4
  Apr 24, 2009, (current) Travel - stops along the way on our little planet.4
  May 20, 2009, Baltic Sea Cruise19
  Aug 01, 2009, Feral Cat Caretakers, Encanto Park, Phoenix AZ24
  Nov 03, 2009, NTWS suggestion box26
  Dec 26, 2009, Milestones1
  Jan 03, 2010, New Years Resolutions ... Lose 25 pounds ... Vetsville Bets2
  Nov 29, 2010, Shadow Box8
  Apr 23, 2011, Forum Photos552
  Jun 30, 2011, Retirement: The longest weekend ever. 11
  Jul 01, 2011, resume/biography17
  Jul 01, 2011, Old Classmates bio
  May 22, 2012, General Photos7
  Jul 01, 2012, I was a one hitch wonder1
  Oct 21, 2012, Reading material9
  Jan 01, 2014, minimum wage cry babies & compulsory service
  May 05, 2014, Message Photos42
  Sep 22, 2016, Get out there and vote. 3
  Jan 01, 2017, A book of short stories: MY LIFE SUCKED, less than most.
  Jan 01, 2017, Saigon Shipyard Today27
  Apr 10, 2017, What it meant to me, to serve. 2
  Jun 18, 2017, Just a few of the things we have called each other.
  Jul 05, 2017, Text that was on my profile page8
  Sep 12, 2017, Coffee in your veins28
  Mar 27, 2018, Honorary Member: SCREW IT SOCIETY2
  Jan 01, 2020, Files to Review
  May 14, 2020, 2020 A New New World2
  Jul 18, 2020, Hang Your Rank On The Door Knob
  Aug 03, 2020, The Yard Birds, not the band.1
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