Ashworth, James, II, RM1

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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1972-1974, NAD Crane
Service Years
1954 - 1974
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Panama Canal
Plank Owner
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge

 Military Association Memberships
Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)American Legion
Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
  1965, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1986, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1995, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2007, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired U.S.NAVY 1974. 
Communications Technican AT.&T  retired 1995
Semi-Driver 2003.

Other Comments:
New E-Mail Address:

back in as a member of the American Legion  01-01-2012
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 2008, Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA)
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Join Year
Association Type
Era/Geographic Specific

Contact Phone Number

Contact Email
Year Established

Chief Administrator, TWS, (1975-1979)
HQ Address
Korean War Veterans Association
Membership Office
PO Box 407
Charleston, IL 61920-0407

Last Updated: Nov 12, 2010

When I was in boot camp in March 1954, the cutoff date for Korean Veterans was January 1955. Out of boot camp I received the National Defense medal for Korean service. Although I was on 2 ships in 1954, the USS RANKIN (AKA-103) and transferred to the USS ROLETTE (AKA-99),which was on it's way through the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean, I was never in the combat zone in Korea. Massachusetts gave us a $300 Korea Bonus when I returned home in 1957 and there was a small monument in Holliston, Massachusetts with my name and the names of some of my friends on it. The last time I was there it had been changed to a "Korea-Vietnam" monument. The end of the Korean conflict was also changed back to 1953. I am a member of the KWVA (General Brad Smith Chapter.

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  29 Also There at This Association:
  • Gassert, Edward, CPO, (1952-1996)
  • Golenor, John, LT, (1951-1955)
  • Hatchitt, Jack, PO3, (1951-1955)
  • Hewitt, Dean, CAPT, (1953-1984)
  • Keep, Jack, PO3, (1951-1955)
  • Nightingale, Tim, PO3, (1969-1973)
  • Simmons, Eugene, PO2, (1945-1954)
  • Vejtasa, Stanley Winfield, CAPT, (1938-1970)
  • Walsh, John E, PO1, (1951-1972)
  • Whetstone, Joseph, MCPO, (1951-1974)
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