Miller, Thomas Paul, GMG3

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
Primary Unit
1964-1965, GMG-0000, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
Service Years
1957 - 1965
GMG-Gunner's Mate G (Guns)
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Burlington, WA
Last Address
Burlington (Skagit), WA

Casualty Date
Oct 26, 1965
Hostile, Died
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02E 135

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Cowell (DD-547)USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
  1963-1964, GMG-0000, USS Cowell (DD-547)
  1964-1965, GMG-0000, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1964-1964 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)/Gulf of Tonkin Incident
  1965-1966 Dixie Station, South Vietnam
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer in the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Charles Turner Joy USN (1895?1956).

Turner Joy was built by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company of Seattle and commissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. Her keel was laid on 30 September 1957. She was launched on 5 May 1958, sponsored by Mrs. C. Turner Joy, and was commissioned on 3 August 1959.

USS Turner Joy (DD-951) underway at sea, 9 May 1964.

On the 25th of October 1965, she provided call-fire for American and South Vietnamese forces operating ashore in the vicinity of Chu Lai itself. During the mission, her guns destroyed a number of enemy positions and figured prominently in the repulse of a Viet Cong attack. Near the conclusion of that 24-hour action, a 5 inch round misfired; and, during the ensuing efforts to clear the chamber, the shell detonated. The explosion damaged the gun mount, killed three sailors, and wounded three more. That event forced her departure from the combat zone.

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