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NCCS, USN, Retired 

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Awards/Medals 

  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal (4) 
  • Navy Expeditionary Medal 
  • Vietnam Service Medal  (3 bronze stars) 
  • Vietnam Civic Actions Medal 
  • Vietnam Campaign Medal  

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
  • Navy Unit Commendation 
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation 
  • National Defense Service Medal 
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon 

  Tours of Duty

  • 4-28-64 - Sworn into the U.S. Navy at NAVCRUITSTA Pittsburgh, PA
  • 4/64 - 7/64 - Boot Camp, Company 197, Great Lakes, IL 
  • 7/64 - 7/66 - VT-5, NAAS Saufley Field, Pensacola, FL 
  • 8/66-6-69 - VA-106, NAS Cecil Field, Jacksonville, FL. Was onboard USS 

  • Forrestal during the fire in 7/67.
  • 7/69 - 12/70 - VA-128, NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA 
  • 12/70 - 5/75 - VRC-50, NAS Atsugi, Japan; VRC-50 Det Cubi Pt,

  • Philippines; VRC-50 Det FASU Danang, Vietnam.
  • 6/75 - 3/79 - VT-25, NAS Chase Field, Beeville, TX 
  • 4/79 - 3/82 - VA-146, NAS Lemoore, CA 
  • 3/82 - 4/82 - Instructor Training, NTC San Diego, CA 
  • 5/82 - 1/84 - AIMD, NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA 
  • 1/31/84 - Transferred to the Fleet Reserve 

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