Griffin, James Lloyd, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1965-1967, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
Service Years
1955 - 1967

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 19, 1967
Hostile, Died while Captured
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam, North (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 043

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
USS Essex (CV-9)VA-83 RampagersUSS Forrestal (CV-59)Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
RVAH-13 BatsUSS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
  1958-1958, USS Essex (CV-9)
  1958-1960, 131X, VA-83 Rampagers
  1959-1960, USS Forrestal (CV-59)
  1960-1963, 131X, Naval Postgraduate School (Faculty Staff)
  1964-1967, 131X, RVAH-13 Bats
  1965-1967, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1958-1958 Operation Bluebat (Lebanon)
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval AcademyNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
  1951-1955, United States Naval Academy
  1956-1957, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

James Griffin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1955. He was interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam after he was shot down on May 19, 1967 and was held until his death in captivity two days later on May 21, 1967. His remains were recovered and returned on March 13, 1973.
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