Alexander, Walter, ET2

Electronics Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ET-0000-Electronics Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1958-1960, ET-0000, USS Norfolk (DL-1)
Service Years
1957 - 1960
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Great Lakes
Order of the Antarctic Circle
Panama Canal
ET-Electronics Technician

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Destroyer Escort Sailors AssociationDestroyer Leader AssociationPost 3USNTC Bainbridge Association
  1998, Destroyer Escort Sailors Association [Verified]
  1999, Destroyer Leader Association [Verified]
  1999, American Legion, Post 3 (Member) (Roanoke, Virginia) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2016, USNTC Bainbridge Association [Verified]

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired after 32 years as Electrical Engineer at General Electric Company. Volunteer Reunion Planner (2004 - 2009) for the Destroyer Leader Association. President of the Old Dominion Chapter of the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association.

See USS NORFOLK DL-1 "Unit Page" for 2013 & 2014 Reunion Information.
Other Comments:

You are invited to come to the 2011 reunion of the USS Norfolk DL-1 to be held in northern Kentucky across the river from Cincinnati from September 22 - 25, 2011. Contact me for detailed information and a Registration Form. You DO NOT have to be a member of the DL Association, but you are encouraged to join us.
See for details.

2012 Reunion The 2012 reunion was held  in Galveston, Texas, from Sep 10-14.  Thirty three shipmates and guests attended the reunion held at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort Hotel overlooking the Gulf shore.  In addition to a hospitality room available throughout the reunion, there was a Welcome Reception, buffet dinner, auction, three tours, and a closing banquet.  A Memorial Service to missing shipmates was held at the American Undersea Warfare Center, with shipmates seated between WWII submarine USS Cavalla SS/SSK/AGSS-244 and destroyer escort USS Stewart DE-238.  A Memorial Wreath was laid upon the waters of Galveston Bay just forward of the bow of Stewart.  A 90 minute powerpoint presentation was made in the Hospitality Room by CAPT John Rodgaard (U.S.N., Ret.) on the naval career of "Captain Charles Stewart, His Legacy to the Navy and the Nation", which covered the history of the U.S. Navy from 1775 until 1860.  DE-238 is named after Captain Stewart.  We look forward to the 2013 reunion and hope you will join us!

The 17th Annual USS Norfolk DL-1 reunion will be in Warwick, Rhode Island, from September  30 to October 3, 2013.  This is a family event for shipmates, spouses, and their guests.  There will be tours to Mystic Seaport & USS Nautilus in Groton CT, to Battleship Cove  (including a Memorial Service aboard USS MassachussettsBB-59) with USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr DD-850, and to Newport, RI with lunch at the Officers Club.  There will be a Hospitality Room, ships store for USS Norfolk items, Welcome Reception, and a closing Banquet.  For a Call to Reunion with details and a Reunion Registration Form, contact:  Bob Godas, 190 N. Wisconsin Ave, North Massapequa, NY 11758; (516) 293-4115;



2014 REUNION   

The 2014 USS Norfolk DL-1 Reunion will be held in Rochester, Minnesota.  Date and other details will be available in the Spring of 2013.

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1957, Recruit Training (Bainbridge, MD), 137
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Formal Schools and Training CoursesUS NavyUSS Norfolk (DL-1)
  1957-1958, ET-0000, (ET) Electronics Technician A School
  1958-1958, ET-0000, USS Daniel A. Joy (DE-585)
  1958-1960, ET-0000, USS Norfolk (DL-1)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Maryland at College Park
  1961-1965, University of Maryland at College Park
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 18, 2012, General Photos
  Oct 01, 2012, Message Photos
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