Lederman, Melvin, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary NEC
210X-Medical Corp Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 210X, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW)
Service Years
1946 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
Medical Corps

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York

Casualty Date
Nov 29, 1969
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
15W 005

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar
Naval Flight Surgeon Wings
Naval Parachutist Badge

 Duty Stations
<B>US Army (USA)</b>Naval Reserve Forces CommandUSS Repose (AH-16)Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)
HMM-364 Purple Foxes1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW)
  1946-1948, US Army (USA)
  1963-1969, Naval Reserve Readiness Center (NRRC)
  1968-1969, 210X, USS Repose (AH-16)
  1969-1969, 210X, Jungle Environment Survival Training (JEST)
  1969-1969, 210X, HMM-364 Purple Foxes
  1969-1969, 210X, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1945-1945 World War II
  1968-1969 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
University of Michigan-Ann ArborHarvard UniversityYale University
  1948-1952, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  1952-1956, Harvard University
  1958-1962, Yale University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Commander Melvin Lederman, M.D.
1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW)
USMC Air Commands/MAG-16
Cmdr. Melvin Lederman, a Navy Surgeon from East New York, was killed in Vietnam when a helicopter in which he was flying blew up, the Defense Department reported yesterday.  His death brings to 815 the number of Long Islanders who have been killed in the war.
Cmdr. Melvin Lederman served in the U.S. Army 1946-48.  He was commissioned as a Navy Lieutenant Commander in August 1968, and was promoted to Commander when he went to Vietnam four months later.  He had since received seven Air Medals plus four Purple Hearts and had been nominated by the Marines for other honors for his heroic parachute jumps in the battle areas and for his service with medical, demolition and rescue teams.

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