McDowell, Donald Bratton, SKC

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Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
SK-2821-Air Transportation Specialist
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1985-1987, SK-2813, PSA Philadelphia, PSA Atlantic
Service Years
1966 - 1987
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Neptune Subpoena
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Safari To Suez
Suez Canal
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Home State
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by James Marshall Cuthbertson, Jr. (Cut), AMS1 to remember McDowell, Donald Bratton (Mac, Tex), SKC USN(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Corsicana, Texas
Last Address
3723 Coleman Street
Bismarck, ND 58503

Date of Passing
Aug 22, 2011
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Chief Petty Officer of the Command Career Counselor U.S. Navy Chief Master-at-Arms U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms

Firefighter US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993 Navy Chief Initiated

Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
United States Naval InstituteScottish-American Military SocietyPost 405Post 1326, Gilbert N. Nelson Post
Chapter 3National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)United States Navy Memorial USS Mullinnix DD-944 Association
National Chief Petty Officers AssociationFour Chaplains Memorial Foundation
  1972, United States Naval Institute [Verified]1 - Assoc. Page
  1986, Scottish-American Military Society1
  1987, American Legion, Post 405 (Member) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1326, Gilbert N. Nelson Post (Member) (Bismarck, North Dakota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2000, American Legion, Post 5 (Member) (Nashville, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2009, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 3 (Member) (Bismarck, North Dakota) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2009, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2009, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Legion, Department of North Dakota (Member) (West Fargo, North Dakota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of North Dakota (Member) (Minot, North Dakota) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, USS Mullinnix DD-944 Association [Verified]
  2010, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2020, Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

I am fully retired. Have worked for various companies since retiring from the Navy in 1987. The best were Lowe's and LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.

I have Peritoneal Mesothelioma which is because of asbestos exposure during my Navy career. The prognosis is 12 to 18 months of quality time.

Other Comments:

Don donated his body for medical research at the University of North Dakota Medical School in Grand Forks, ND in hope of helping to discover a cure for mesothelioma.
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 39919
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
US NavyHeadquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, VietnamCNO - OPNAVNAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)USS Proteus (AS-19)U.S. Merchant Marine Academy  (Faculty Staff)
USS Mullinnix (DD-944)USS Puget Sound (AD-38)PSA Atlantic
  1967-1968, SK-2821, Naval Supply Depot (NSD) Subic Bay, PI
  1968-1969, SK-2821, Headquarters, NSA Danang, Vietnam, NSA Danang, Vietnam
  1969-1969, SK-0000, CNO - OPNAV
  1970-1971, SK-2821, Naval Supply Depot (NSD) Subic Bay, PI
  1971-1972, MA-0000, NAVSTA Subic Bay, PI
  1972-1975, SK-2816, Commander Naval Amphibious Forces Pacific (COMPHIBPAC)
  1975-1975, SK-2816, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
  1975-1979, SK-2821, USS Proteus (AS-19)
  1979-1982, SK-2813, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Faculty Staff)
  1982-1983, SK-2821, USS Mullinnix (DD-944)
  1983-1985, SK-2821, USS Puget Sound (AD-38)
  1985-1987, SK-2813, PSA Philadelphia, PSA Atlantic
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (68)
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (68-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1975-1975 Operation New Life (Vietnam)
 Colleges Attended 
Pepperdine UniversityUnited States Merchant Marine AcademyPace UniversityJacksonville University
Temple University
  1964-1966, Others/Not Listed
  1978-1978, Pepperdine University
  1979-1982, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  1982-1983, Pace University
  1983-1984, Jacksonville University
  1985-1989, Temple University
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