Archer, Richard Charles, MM2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary Designator/NEC
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1967-1967, MM-0000, USS Mansfield (DD-728)
Service Years
1964 - 1967
MM-Machinist's Mate

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hyannis, MA
Last Address
Hyannis, MA

Casualty Date
Sep 25, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Tonkin Gulf
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oak Neck Cemetery - Hyannis, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
27E 008 / Section 1, Lot 3

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Richard C Archer Memorial tribute posted by Burgdorf, Tommy (Birddog, TWS Memorial "A" Team), FC2 432 
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 Duty Stations
USS Mansfield (DD-728)
  1967-1967, MM-0000, USS Mansfield (DD-728)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)/Operation Sea Dragon
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  Sep 26, 1967, Red Shore Guns Hit Destroyer Mansfield
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
On 25 September 1967, MANSFIELD was one of several destroyers conducting SEA DRAGON operations along the North Vietnam coastline in the vicinity of Dong Hoi. After a north-to-south firing run, the Officer in Tactical Command ordered a starboard 180 degree turn in preparation for a south-to-north run, bringing the ships closer to the shoreline on a track parallel to the earlier N/S run.
 
MM2 Archer's General Quarters assignment was with a damage control party (Repair 5) positioned amidships.

During the second run, North Vietnamese shore batteries responded vigorously. A single shell hit MANSFIELD at the base of her #1 stack, causing minor damage to the ship. MANSFIELD silenced the shore battery ... but Petty Officer Archer was dead and two of his shipmates were seriously injured.

   
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