Mercer, Alfred, EN3

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1978-1979, EN-0000, Navigational Aids Support Unit (NAVAIDSUPUNIT), Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command (NMOC)
Service Years
1976 - 1980
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US Navy Honorable Discharge

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 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

I mustered out after 3 years with an Honorable discharge after blowing out my knees. Over the years, my knee and back issues have slowed me down and I have had to give up playing in Blues/Funk/Rock bands and riding/racing motorcycles and cars. Nowadays, I just kill brain cells on the Internet and go to the VA Hospital.

Other Comments:

To Gerrard "Gerry/Marty" C. Martin II: You were my friend. I was an idiot. Forgive me.

Where My wife Terri Sowell Mercer and I used to be found every year until a few years back:

The John Simoneaux Memorial Jam in Ruston, LS at the Sundown Tavern with a TON of our musician friends.

Me, Asia, the Chris Duarte Strat and Ryan Munsey

I'm on the left, our friend Asia is in the middle with the autographed Chris Duarte Strat we raffled off and to the right is my bass player, Ryan Munsey.

The event was held annually at the Sundown Tavern in Ruston, LA to raise donations to the John Simoneaux Memorial Fund which is a fully endowed Music Scholarship that has been established in John's name at Louisiana Tech University.

I played drums for John for years there and in his band with Ryan. Here is a pic from way back then when we first started playing together as a band.

live at The Sundown


 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1976, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 195
 Unit Assignments
USS Tringa (ASR-16)Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command (NMOC)
  1976-1978, EN-0000, USS Tringa (ASR-16)
  1978-1979, EN-0000, Navigational Aids Support Unit (NAVAIDSUPUNIT), Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command (NMOC)
 Colleges Attended 
Louisiana Tech University
  1991-1995, Louisiana Tech University
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