Watson, Gregory Alton, YN3

 Service Photo   Service Details
161 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class (E-4)
Last Primary Designator/NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1967-1967, YN-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
Service Years
1966 - 1967

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

Home State
New Jersey
New Jersey
Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Tommy Burgdorf (Birddog), FC2 to remember Watson, Gregory Alton, YN3.

If you knew or served with this Sailor and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
Casualty Info
Home Town
Teaneck, NJ
Last Address
Teaneck, NJ

Casualty Date
Nov 03, 1967
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Heart Attack
South China Sea
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
George Washington Memorial Park - Paramus, New Jersey
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29E 018

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

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

 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

 Duty Stations
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
  1967-1967, YN-0000, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1967 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
 He graduated from Teaneck High School in 1964, where he excelled in sports. Gregory was a member of the Amateur Athletic Union and the Bergen Pacers.

He joined the US Navy and served briefly in Hawaii before being sent to Vietnam. Watson attained the rank of Yeoman Third Class (YN3).

Watson died on November 3, 1967 at 20 years of age of a heart attack while aboard the USS Coral Sea during his second tour of duty in Vietnam.

I think of you everyday

Posted on 9/13/06 by John A. Santiago - santiagoja1@optonline.net
Gregory, we were shipmates and went through everything together. You were my friend and I will never forget your kindness, and bravery. I will always remember. Thank you Gregory.

Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011