Laemmel, Shane, MR3

Machinery Repairman
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
MR-0000-Machinery Repairman
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinery Repairman
Primary Unit
1982-1983, MR-0000, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1979 - 1983
MR-Machinery Repairman

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
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My high school mascot...
Sarasota Sailors


Our HS Yearbook is titled a "Sailor's Log"...

My grandfather and mother were also part of the beginnings of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, in the 1940's.

Ship named after my hometown...

USS Sarasota (APA-204)
(at Lingayen Gulf, probably around 1 August 1945)
She was a Haskell-class attack transport ship that was part of the Invasion of Luzon, the Invasion of Okinawa. and the Invasion of Ie Shima (Considered a part of the Battle of Okinawa).
She suffered kamikazi attacks, saved thousands of lives, and earned 3 battle stars during World War II.
There is a special museum memorial of her in my hometown.

My nephew's ships...

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  62 Sailors Remembered
  • Abbott, Earl James, Cox, (1943-1946)
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 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1979, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 011
 Duty Stations
Advancement Schools and CoursesCommander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)DESRON 13, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
  1979-1980, RM-0000, (RM) Radioman A School
  1980-1980, 00-0000, (MR) Machinery Repairman A School
  1980-1980, MR-0000, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
  1980-1982, DESRON 13, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
  1980-1982, MR-0000, USS Turner Joy (DD-951)
  1982-1983, MR-0000, Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command (COMNAVRESFORCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1979-1979 PHIBTRAEX 792
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '821
  1982-1982 Training Exercise - Cobra Gold '82
  1982-1982 South China Sea Gun Fire Incident (Thailand)3
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
What professional achievements are you most proud of from your military career?
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
Manatee Community College
  1983-1983, Manatee Community College1
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Jan 28, 2013, General Photos13
 Military Association Memberships
Post 12National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors)
  2000, American Veterans (AMVETS), Post 12 (Member) (Pensacola, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2005, National Association of Destroyer Veterans (Tin Can Sailors) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
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