Sansone, James Joseph, SN

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Last Rank
Seaman (E-3)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1972, SN-0000, USS Newport News (CA-148)
Service Years
1970 - 1972

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Norwood, MA

Casualty Date
Sep 10, 1972
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Tonkin Gulf
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
01W 062

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1970, Recruit Training (RTC Great Lakes, IL), UKNWN
 Duty Stations
USS Tidewater (AD-31)USS Newport News (CA-148)
  1970-1971, SA-0000, USS Tidewater (AD-31)
  1972-1972, SN-0000, USS Newport News (CA-148)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1972-1972 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Battle of Haiphong Harbor
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Operation Lion's Den
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Operation Custom Tailor
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Operation Freedom Train
  1972-1972 Vietnam Cease-fire Campaign (72-73)/Operation Linebacker I
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Service Dates
  Jul 10, 2012, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

SN James Joseph Sansone's last known activity was serving aboard USS Newport News (CA-148) off the coast of North and South Vietnam in 1972.  On Sunday, September 10, 1972, SN Sansone died as a result of a non-hostile accident, having fallen overboard while manning a 5-inch mount.  SN Sansone was on the outboard side of the mount holding onto the mount's metal ladder rungs, when suddenly, the mount lurched as it swung over the water, causing SN Sansone to lose his grip.  Despite search and rescue attempts by an approaching mail helicopter and Newport News, SN Sansone's body was never recovered.  He was 22 years old.

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