Shuman, Edwin Arthur, III, CAPT

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
154X-Aviation Duty Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1982-1984, NAS Bermuda
Service Years
1949 - 1984
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Shuman, Edwin Arthur, III (Hanoi Hilton POW), CAPT USN(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Anne Arundel Medical Center

Date of Passing
Dec 03, 2013
Location of Interment
U.S Naval Academy Cemetery - Annapolis, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 30

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
The Golden Eagles
  1984, The Golden Eagles

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
His Silver Star Citation reads:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam. In September 1969, his captors, completely ignoring international agreements, subjected him to extreme mental and physical cruelties in an attempt to obtain military information and false confessions for propaganda purposes. Through his resistance to those brutalities, he contributed significantly toward the eventual abandonment of harsh treatment by the North Vietnamese, which was attracting international attention. By his determination, courage, resourcefulness, and devotion to duty, he reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Naval Service and the United States Armed Forces.
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Naval Aviator Wings
Command at Sea

 Duty Stations
VC-4VF-81 FreelancersVA-43NAS Oceana, VA
NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)Commander Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7), COMNAVAIRLANTVA-35 Black Panthers
Prisoner of WarVF-43 ChallengersCommander Fighter Wing 1 (CFW-1), COMNAVAIRLANTNaval Safety Center
NAS Bermuda
  1955-1957, VC-4
  1957-1959, VF-81 Freelancers
  1959-1960, VA-43
  1959-1960, NAS Oceana, VA
  1960-1962, NAS Patuxent River (NASPAX)
  1963-1966, USS Franklin D.Roosevelt (CVA-42)
  1966-1967, Commander Carrier Air Wing 7 (CVW-7), COMNAVAIRLANT
  1967-1968, VA-35 Black Panthers
  1968-1973, Vietnam, Prisoner of War
  1974-1975, VF-43 Challengers
  1975-1975, Commander Fighter Wing 1 (CFW-1), COMNAVAIRLANT
  1975-1978, Naval Safety Center
  1982-1984, NAS Bermuda
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (68)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1950-1954, United States Naval Academy
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