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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Gallantry 2011
    the trail line to the bow section which was pitching and rolling violently in the mountainous seas He then established a hover altitude in excess of 100 feet over the severely inclined deck of the bow and maintained this position for 45 minutes avoiding the wildly swinging 100 foot mast until all survivors were hoisted to safety Upon completion of the arduous hoist operation Lieutenant Commander Crowe immediately departed the area due to a low fuel state and encountered further deteriorating weather conditions as he approached his destination With no suitable alternatives he skillfully and precisely executed an approach to a runway with the lowest authorized descent altitude despite a 50 degree gusty crosswind and safely landed the helicopter and deplaned the survivors to waiting ambulances Lieutenant Commander Crowe s innovative actions expert aeronautical skills and dauntless valor throughout this perilous mission resulted in saving the lives of eight crewmen His heroic courage sound judgment and unwavering devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Crowe retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Robert E Long Lieutenant Class of 1967 Distinguished Flying Cross For service as set forth in the following Citation Lieutenant Robert E Long distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial flight as an Aircraft Commander of an HH 53C Rescue Helicopter at Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Base Thailand on 27 December 1972 On that date Lieutenant Long voluntarily flew into a highly hostile and heavily defended area of North Vietnam to attempt the rescue of a downed American airman When his wingman s aircraft was severely damaged during the rescue attempt Lieutenant Long provided invaluable assistance in locating a crash landing site and then landed and recovered the entire crew of the downed helicopter The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Long reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Long retired at the rank of Commander Download pdf Terry W Sinclair Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1967 Coast Guard Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation Lieutenant Sinclair is cited for heroism on the afternoon of 12 April 1970 as copilot of Coast Guard HH 52A 1386 helicopter engaged in the perilous rescue of a survivor from an aircraft crash in the surf near Point Ano Nueva California Upon reaching an area 250 yards offshore the survivor was sighted in the water Although hampered by 6 to 8 foot seas and 10 to 12 foot waves which prevented water landing the helicopter was maneuvered into a hover over the helpless victim and Lieutenant Sinclair was lowered inside the rescue basket Upon reaching the unconscious man with remarkable effort Lieutenant Sinclair succeeded in securing him into the basket While the critically injured man was safely hoisted aboard the helicopter and flown to safety Lieutenant Sinclair remained in the water Lieutenant Sinclair was later retrieved by the helicopter His outstanding initiative exceptional fortitude and

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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Gallantry 2010
    airmanship and dauntless valor throughout this perilous mission His aeronautical skill courage sound judgment and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Finnegan retired at the rank of Commander after 20 years of service After retirement Commander Finnegan continued flying until 2002 pursuing a career in EMS helicopters Download pdf David C Brostrom Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1963 Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service as Commanding Officer of USCGC Point Welcome a unit attached to Division TWELVE Coast Guard Squadron ONE from 29 April to 11 August 1966 During this time Point Welcome assigned to the U S Navy Coastal Surveillance Force engaged in Operation MARKET TIME conducted vigilant and aggressive patrols along the hostile northern coastline of the Republic of Vietnam to prevent infiltration of forces and supplies to the Viet Cong Lieutenant junior grade Brostrom was directly instrumental in developing a highly disciplined and efficiently trained crew which gallantly sustained the mistaken and tragic attack by three friendly aircraft during the early morning hours of 11 August 1966 Despite the fact that not one man on board escaped injury from the intense machine gun fire the cutter s surviving crew of nine men carried out their duties in accordance with the high standard and esprit established by Lieutenant junior grade Brostrom and saved the vessel from destruction By his outstanding leadership and inspiring devotion to duty Lieutenant junior grade Brostrom upheld the highest traditions of the Armed Forces of the United States Lieutenant junior grade Brostrom was killed in the line of duty on 11 August 1966 Download pdf Roger W Hassard Lieutenant Class of 1963 Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For heroic achievement in connection with operations against the enemy while serving as Commanding Officer USCGC Point Gammon from March 1966 to March 1967 On 1 January 1967 while on MARKET TIME patrol in the South China Sea off An Xuyen Province Point Gammon intercepted radio traffic from an inshore patrol PCF which had engaged and been partially disabled by an infiltrating enemy steelhulled trawler Point Gammon immediately proceeded to the scene detected the trawler and closed it challenging as she approached the trawler PCF 68 arrived on scene almost simultaneously with Point Gammon and as Point Gammon illuminated the trawler and PCF 68 fired warning shots the trawler took PCF 68 under fire A running fire fight ensued with the enemy vessel taking both Point Gammon and PCF 68 under intense machine gun fire In a team effort both units raked the enemy with 50 caliber machine gun fire and with Point Gammon providing mortar illumination PCF 68 took the trawler under direct mortar fire setting the enemy afire with a direct hit As a result of damage inflicted by the patrol units the flaming enemy trawler exploded and sank This outstanding action was successfully prosecuted without personnel casualties or damage to Point Gammon Further actions conducted by Point Gammon resulted in a number of hostile junks destroyed several enemy structures destroyed and damaged and other significant losses to the enemy Lieutenant Hassard s contributions to the coordination of MARKET TIME inshore units while assigned to Coastal Surveillance Center Vung Tau have been instrumental in improving the effort against the Viet Cong Lieutenant Hassard s intelligent and courageous response cool demeanor under fire and unyielding dedication to duty reflected great credit upon him and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Lieutenant Hassard went on to obtain advanced degrees in electrical engineering and business administration and served in numerous electrical engineering positions with an emphasis in radionavigation LORAN C Lieutenant Hassard retired at the rank of Commander Download pdf Arthur E Katz Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1963 Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service while serving as Commanding Officer USCGC Point Cypress a unit attached to Division THIRTEEN Coast Guard Squadron ONE from December 1965 to September 1966 On 24 March 1966 the Point Cypress engaged a Viet Cong junk attempting to cross the Soi Rap River During the ensuing fire fight seven Viet Cong were killed in action and three captured along with a quantity of small arms ammunition and documents On 16 June 1966 Lieutenant junior grade Katz requested and obtained permission to conduct a radar surveillance patrol off the mouth of the Co Chien River During the early morning hours three junks were detected The junks were then illuminated and warning shots were fired across the bow of the lead junk A vicious fire fight then ensued with the Point Cypress in the middle of it By utilizing the Point Cypress as strategically as possible Lieutenant junior grade Katz was able to bring all five 50 caliber mounts to bear on all three junks The well disciplined and accurate fire by Point Cypress severely damaged two of the junks and caused the total destruction of the third junk which blew up with a tremendous secondary explosion Three Viet Cong were killed in action during this action Both of these outstanding performances were accomplished without personnel casualties to U S forces In addition the Point Cypress under Lieutenant junior grade Katz s leadership has from April to September 1966 been engaged in MARKET TIME and GAME WARDEN patrol duties During this period the Point Cypress has cruised a total of 17 448 miles detected 1 413 junks inspected or boarded 1 084 junks taken into custody two Viet Cong suspects and participated in seven gunfire support missions By his outstanding leadership qualities resourcefulness initiative and aggressive action against enemy forces Lieutenant junior grade Katz upheld the highest traditions of the United States Armed Forces Lieutenant junior grade Katz resigned his commission in 1967 Mr Katz is

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  • Hall of Heroes: Wall of Gallantry 2009
    States Naval Service Commander Henneberry retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Stephen T Ulmer Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1963 Silver Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following citation For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer USCGC Point League WPB 82304 Coast Guard Squadron ONE engaged in MARKET TIME Operations to interdict Viet Cong infiltration attempts near the mouth of the Co Chien River on 20 June 1966 While on night patrol POINT LEAGUE engaged a 100 foot armed supply vessel attempting to deliver a large cargo of arms and ammunition to the Viet Cong For hours Lieutenant junior grade Ulmer directed his command in a short range gun battle with the infiltrator and forced her to ground on the beach The enemy crew abandoned the vessel and made their way to the shore where they joined with Viet Cong forces The fight then shifted to the beach where the Viet Cong forces equipped with machine guns and heavier weapons attempted to destroy the cutter and recoup the grounded vessel and its cargo Point League at first by itself and later joined by Point Slocum and Point Hudson raked the enemy forces with the machine gun and mortar fire in exposing their positions to friendly aircraft support Lieutenant junior grade Ulmer remained calm and in control despite his exposed position in the pilot house which took several hits all of them penetrating the aluminum bulkheads When a fire broke out in the grounded vessel he organized a damage control party to suppress the flames to the point where Point League was able to come alongside and fight the fire Lieutenant junior grade Ulmer s valor determination and leadership were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant junior grade Ulmer resigned his commission in 1967 at the rank of Lieutenant in order to pursue the ministry After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1972 Reverend Ulmer has served as a Baptist pastor in Arkansas Iowa and Washington and is still active today Download pdf Lawrence G Brudnicki Commander Class of 1972 Coast Guard Medal For service as set forth in the following citation Commander Brudnicki is cited for heroism while serving as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Cutter Tamaroa during the daring nighttime rescue of four survivors from a downed Air National Guard H 60 helicopter during one of the strongest storms in recorded history On 30 October 1991 the pilot of an Air National Guard helicopter was forced to ditch his aircraft into the storm driven waves of the North Atlantic when strong winds prevent in flight refueling When a Coast Guard helicopter s attempts to rescue the survivors were thwarted by high winds Tamaroa became the helicopter crew s only hope for survival Commander Brudnicki quickly assessed the situation and recognized that Tamaroa s propulsion limitations prevented a controlled approach to the survivors in the water Instead he directed Tamaroa to approach the downed air crew with the ship s beam exposed to the towering waves and placed the cutter in an extremely vulnerable and unstable position With the crew pushed to the limits of human endurance as a result of hurricane force winds 56 degree seawater and 55 degree rolls Commander Brudnicki skillfully orchestrated the rescue efforts of his operations deck and engineering departments For over two hours Tamaroa violently pitched and rolled while Commander Brudnicki coordinated the efforts of the forecastle rescue team conning officer and engineering watch standers Knowing that the waves crashing across the deck could wash the rescue team overboard and that the extreme rolls could result in the capsizing of Tamaroa with its 80 person crew Commander Brudnicki continually re assessed the environmental conditions and the risks faced by the ship s crew Under his leadership and direction Tamaroa s crew persisted until all four airmen were safely recovered and received immediate medical treatment for hypothermia and other life threatening injuries Commander Brudnicki then re focused his unit s efforts on the search for one missing helicopter crewmember and coordinated multiple search assets over a 60 000 square mile area Commander Brudnicki demonstrated remarkable seamanship exceptional fortitude and daring in spite of imminent personal danger to himself and his crew His unselfish actions courage and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard Commander Brudnicki retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Jimmy Ng Lieutenant Class of 1972 Distinguished Flying Cross For service as set forth in the following citation Lieutenant Ng is cited for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on the evening of 17 August 1980 During this period he was serving as pilot and aircraft commander of Coast Guard HH 3F 1471 engaged in the rescue of 17 seamen from the merchant vessel Theresa Lee which was filling with deadly ammonia gas disabled and sinking in Bristol Bay Alaska Dispatched from Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Alaska Lieutenant Ng flew the aircraft through the remnant of one of the worst typhoons of the season to the scene Upon arrival and despite darkness poor visibility and turbulence in rain showers Lieutenant Ng maneuvered the helicopter to a position over the violently pitching vessel as two dewatering pumps were lowered to the survivors These pumps eventually saved the ship from sinking Lieutenant Ng was now into his third launch of the day having accumulated 4 3 hours of flight time and eight hours of crew mission time on another SAR case Facing fatigue and wind gusts of 65 knots and 40 foot seas combined with minimal visual references in the rain Lieutenant Ng maintained his position above Theresa Lee until the 17 seamen had been hoisted to safety With the fuel now a critical factor Lieutenant Ng proceeded to the closest landing area Port Heidon Alaska While enroute the cockpit filled with dense smoke accompanied by the acrid odor of an

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  • expert airmanship and dauntless valor throughout this perilous mission His aeronautical skill courage sound judgment and unwavering devotion to duty reflect the highest credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard Commander Doughty retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Donald L Prince Lieutenant Commander Class of 1956 Air Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious achievement in aerial flight on December 22 1964 while serving as pilot of a Coast Guard helicopter engaged in the rescue of persons stranded by the flooding Eel River in Northern California The helicopter departed the San Francisco Air Station and proceeded to the Humboldt Bay area approximately 200 miles north in response to a report that 16 persons were stranded on an island Lieutenant Commander Prince then Lieutenant under extremely adverse weather conditions in mountainous country skillfully piloted his aircraft to the scene and upon arrival rescued 10 persons at Cock Robin Island before the lack of fuel forced him to proceed to Arcata Airport After refueling he immediately returned to the flooded area and resumed rescue operations As darkness set in Lieutenant Commander Prince hoisted two adults and a child to safety On his next flight he hoisted three more persons from the flooded area However while attempting to land them safely at Arcata Airport the helicopter crashed killing all on board Lieutenant Commander Prince s fine airmanship contributed to the safe rescue of 13 persons from peril His initiative skill courage and unwavering devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Prince was killed in the line of duty Download pdf Lance A Eagan Lieutenant Class of 1962 Silver Star For service as set forth in the following Citation Lieutenant Lance A Eagan distinguished himself by gallantry in connection with military operations against an opposing armed force as Rescue Crew Commander of an HH 3E helicopter in Southeast Asia on 2 July 1968 On that date Lieutenant Eagan penetrated a heavily defended area of North Vietnam to attempt the rescue of an injured downed pilot after three helicopters had previously been severely damaged and driven off by the intense hostile ground fire Despite intense accurately directed hostile anti aircraft fire Lieutenant Eagan with undaunted determination indomitable courage and professional skill established a hover and deployed a pararescueman to assist the injured airman Disregarding the fusillade of hostile fire that originated from beneath his hovering helicopter Lieutenant Eagan maintained a stable hover until the downed pilot and pararescueman were safely recovered from the hostile area By his gallantry and devotion to duty Lieutenant Eagan reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Eagan retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Richard V Butchka Lieutenant Class of 1964 Distinguished Flying Cross For service as set forth in the following citation Lieutenant Richard V Butchka distinguished himself by heroism while participating in aerial flight as Aircraft Commander of a HH 3E helicopter in Southeast Asia on 24 October 1969 On that date in the face of known hostile forces who had just shot down another rescue helicopter Lieutenant Butchka with complete disregard for his own personal safety skillfully and expeditiously effected the rescue of three crewmen from the downed helicopter The outstanding heroism and selfless devotion to duty displayed by Lieutenant Butchka reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Coast Guard Lieutenant Butchka retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf James A White Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1965 Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Summary For courageous actions while leading a small boat operation off of the coast of Vietnam during November 1968 This small boat operation was a psyops psychological operations up a canal to visit areas of questionable Viet Cong activity Lieutenant junior grade White was serving as patrol commander in the lead boat a 14 foot Boston Whaler when it came under heavy enemy fire from six different concealed locations The initial volley of fire hit Lieutenant junior grade White s boat and severely wounded the machine gun operator who was located just to Lieutenant junior grade White s right and damaged his M 60 machine gun Initially Lieutenant junior grade White began firing his M 79 grenade launcher in order to suppress the enemy s fire He then took the machine gun cleared the weapon restored it to operation and continued firing at a variety of enemy positions Lieutenant junior grade White also called the USCGC Point White and asked that the Point White put some 81 mm mortar rounds along the canal banks as both boats left the area Once clear of the area Lieutenant junior grade White administered first aid to his wounded machine gun operator Lieutenant junior grade White and another of his boat crew received minor wounds although his machine gun operator was severely wounded Lieutenant junior grade White s actions were credited with saving the lives of six others in both small boats Lieutenant junior grade White retired at the rank of Commander Download pdf Joseph F Angelico Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1967 Bronze Star with Combat Distinguishing Device V For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam from September 1969 to August 1970 While serving as Commanding Officer of United States Coast Guard Cutters Point Jefferson and Point Marone Lieutenant junior grade Angelico conducted combat patrols in conjunction with Operation MARKET TIME During those patrols he boarded and searched numerous junks and sampans and detained 43 Viet Cong suspects He also directed sixty eight naval gunfire support missions which inflicted substantial damage to numerous enemy sampans and structures While engaged with the enemy he directed suppressive fire which silenced the enemy attacks without suffering friendly casualties He distinguished himself by

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  • Wall of Gallantry 2007
    PCF 43 had lost control and was aground in the middle of the ambush site Commander Yost personally returned to rescue the UDT personnel and crew of PCF 43 with two boats while the remaining boats beached out set a defense perimeter and called in Medevac helicopters Upon arriving at the point where PCF 43 was aground Commander Yost discovered the survivors engaged in battle with enemy forces only 20 feet from their positions In spite of heavy enemy fire he brought the two rescuing PCF s to the river bank and brought aboard the survivors and the bodies of the Officer in Charge of PCF 43 and one UDT Chief Petty Officer who had been killed in the action Upon clearing all personnel from PCF 43 a series of explosions totally destroyed the craft Commander Yost returned to the area where a perimeter defense had been set up coordinated a Medevac for the wounded and dead and prepared his forces for the completion of the mission Commander Yost exhibited tenacious and inspirational leadership His valiant actions under fire saved the lives of the fifteen USN personnel rescued from PCF 43 and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Commander Yost was also awarded the Legion of Merit with Valor and Gold Star as well as the Combat Action Ribbon for his acts of gallantry in the Vietnam conflict Commander Yost later became the 18th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard and retired at the rank of Admiral Download pdf Don Stewart Bellis Commander Class of 1956 Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Commander Bellis is cited for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on the afternoon of 27 May 1972 as aircraft commander of Coast Guard HH 3F 1468 helicopter engaged in the perilous rescue of three injured crewmen from the merchant vessel Zim Tokyo disabled in the turbulent Atlantic Ocean approximately 100 miles off the North Carolina coast The ship bound from New York to Savannah with a cargo of dangerous materials had suffered a fire in the engine room and was disabled in 25 foot seas with winds of 35 to 40 knots generating very heavy rolls of up to 60 degrees As a result of this severe wave action two men were lost overboard fire broke out on deck and ensuing explosions and flying debris caused one more death and serious injuries to three other men Despite extremely hazardous flying conditions complicated by failure of the Doppler navigation computer Commander Bellis accomplished the flight by dead reckoning and coordinated radar vectors from a Coast Guard ship which was standing by the Zim Tokyo Upon arrival Commander Bellis instructions to the ship had to be passed through translators in Norfolk After determining that the hoists would have to be from the starboard bridge wing since the main deck of the bridge superstructure was awash with toxic gasses from the smashed cargo Commander Bellis courageously proceeded to attempt the dangerous rescue Despite a perilous left hand approach and increased wind instabilities which caused enormous control difficulties Commander Bellis carefully piloted the helicopter over the bridge wing and maintained a stable hover in close proximity to the ship s superstructure while the injured crewmen were hoisted aboard for transfer to medical authorities Commander Bellis expert aeronautical skill and dauntless valor throughout this perilous mission resulted in saving the lives of the men His heroic courage sound judgment and unwavering devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard Commander Bellis was later Chief of Operations for the 3rd Coast Guard District and retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Joseph Francis Smith Lieutenant Commander Class of 1956 Bronze Star Medal with Valor For meritorious achievement while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam on 26 October 1968 As Commander Task Unit 115 3 5 in Market Time Operation Sea Lords Mission Number One Lieutenant Commander Smith successfully guided the United States Coast Guard Cutters Point Marone and Point Young and Inshore Patrol Craft 28 and 32 through hazardous and restricted waters of the My Than River approaches to conduct a harassment and interdiction raid against known enemy commo liaison routes and base areas located up river Arriving at an enemy encampment his direction of a perfectly planned organization and a high degree of gunfire effectiveness resulted in devastation of the encampment with four sampans eleven motorized sampans eleven huts six bunkers three fifty gallon drums containing fuel six twenty five gallon water crocks and two large fishing nets severely damaged or destroyed The Task Unit came under enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire as it was extracting Overwhelming gunfire of the combined Coast Guard Cutters and Inshore Patrol Craft quickly suppressed the enemy fire and no friendly casualties were sustained Lieutenant Commander Smith directed the action of his Task Unit in an exceptionally professional and effective manner denying the enemy the continued use of numerous important facilities necessary for their survival and operations His extraordinary degree of professional competence devotion to duty and courage under fire were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Lieutenant Commander Smith was later the Commanding Officer of Support Center Seattle and retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Richard Paul Oswitt Lieutenant Commander Class of 1966 Bronze Star Medal with Valor For service as set forth in the following Citation For meritorious service while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in armed conflict against the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong communist aggressors in the Republic of Vietnam from February 1969 to March 1970 While serving as Commanding Officer of the United States Coast Guard Cutter Point Comfort Lieutenant Oswitt s aggressive leadership initiative and sound judgment made his vessel a highly effective combat unit compiling an impressive record in carrying out all phases of Market Time operations

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  • Wall of Gallantry 2006
    USCGC Winona WHEC 65 Captain Lynch displayed outstanding professionalism and decisiveness in countering the infiltration attempt of an enemy steel hulled trawler type supply ship off the coast of South Vietnam while on MARKET TIME patrol on the morning of 1 March 1968 Having skillfully shadowed the enemy ship for more than six hours Captain Lynch challenged the trawler after she had entered South Vietnamese waters and then promptly sank the vessel after the challenge had been answered by enemy fire The destruction of the supply ship which was loaded with arms and munitions for the Viet Cong forces prevented these vitally needed materials from reaching enemy hands and was accomplished without serious damage to friendly units or personnel casualties The quick initiative and professional conduct displayed by Captain Lynch were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service For meritorious service as Commanding Officer of USCGC Winona WHEC 65 from 25 January to 29 June 1968 during combat operations against the enemy Captain Lynch s personal initiative and sustained performance marked by skillful professionalism effectively sustained his ship through three anti infiltration patrols and thirteen naval gunfire support missions during which he fired 1 510 rounds of 5 38 ammunition His dedication to duty coupled with aggressive leadership guided the ship to an outstanding degree of reliability and performance and reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Services Captain Lynch was later the 12th District Operations Officer and Chief of Staff and retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Mark Welliver II Captain Class of 1946 Bronze Star Medal with Valor For service as set forth in the following Summary Captain Mark Welliver II was awarded the Bronze Star for his courage and dedication as displayed as the Commanding Officer of the USCGC Spencer from 1968 1970 On 11 February 1969 Spencer joined the Third Squadron off the waters of Vietnam Captain Welliver II and his crew were involved in a mission to interdict Communist waterborne supply lines entitled Operation MARKET TIME During this operation Spencer spent 70 percent of its time at sea and cruised for almost 44 000 nautical miles Spencer participated in 13 Naval gun fire missions which resulted in the destruction of more than 160 enemy structures Under the adept leadership of Captain Welliver Spencer detected 4 200 closely monitored 1 320 and interdicted 52 enemy suspects who were transferred to the custody of the South Vietnamese On 30 September 1969 Spencer returned for Governor s Island ending an extremely successful deployment under the leadership of Captain Welliver II Captain Welliver was presented the Bronze Star by General Westmoreland U S Army Chief of Staff and previous head of the Military Assistance Command in Vietnam Download pdf William J Bickford Captain Class of 1955 Coast Guard Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation Captain Bickford is cited for heroism on the morning of 5 April 1976

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  • Wall of Gallantry - 2005
    the rank of Vice Admiral Download pdf Quentin R Walsh Commander Class of 1933 Navy Cross Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation For the extraordinary heroism as Commanding Officer of a United States Naval Reconnaissance Party assigned the mission of reconnoitering the Naval Facilities and Arsenal at Cherbourg France June 26 and 27 1944 A gallant and aggressive leader Commander Walsh courageously engaged in active street fighting with the enemy as he led his party in the skillful penetration of the eastern half of the city and while advancing through scattered pockets of resistance and extremely hazardous areas which were still subjected to hostile fire accepted the surrender of approximately four hundred enemy forces at the Naval Arsenal and disarmed them Subsequently receiving the unconditional surrender of three hundred and fifty other officers and men he released fifty two United States Army paratroopers who were prisoners in the fort Commander Walsh s brilliant initiatives inspiring leadership and successful accomplishment of a difficult mission reflect great credit upon himself his command and the United States Naval Service Commander Walsh was physically disabled following his heroic acts in France He retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf William E Murphy Ensign Class of 1945 Silver Star Medal For service as set forth in the following Citation For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against enemy Japanese Forces in the Southwest Pacific Area January 8 1945 Causing himself to be lowered into a wrecked clipping room on his ship Ensign Murphy rescued an injured man while the room was still burning and ammunition in it exploding By his unselfish and courageous action he saved the life of the shipmate and his gallant devotion to duty was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service Further described in the following Summary Aboard the USS Callaway APA 35 in the South China Sea Ensign Murphy the ship s Signal Officer at General Quarters was at his battle station on the signal bridge during a Kamikaze attack Ensign Murphy and the Chief Signalman flattened themselves on the deck as the fireball passed over them After recovering they were able to look down into the 20mm clipping room where aviation fuel was still blazing and 20mm shells were detonating A badly injured survivor was standing amid the wreckage calling for help Lowered into the scene of carnage with the Chief Signalman s help Murphy hoisted the injured man to the Chief who pulled him up onto the deck The rescued man later succumbed to his injuries and was among thirty one Callaway fatalities including nine of Murphy s signalmen who were buried at sea in the South China Sea Ensign Murphy later became an aviator and retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Eugene J Hickey Lieutenant Class of 1960 Silver Star Medal For service as set forth in the following Summary In response to the Secretary of the Navy s request for maintaining waterborne surveillance patrols of the inland and coastal waters of Vietnam Lieutenant Hickey was assigned as one of the first Commanding Officers to lead a contingent of Coast Guard 82 foot patrol boats assigned to the mission In January 1966 Lieutenant Hickey took command of CGC Point White WPB 82308 with additional duties as Chief Staff Officer for the new Division Point White had not been in country a month when she started patrols in a Viet Cong controlled area of the Soi Rap River in the Long An Province Point White soon spotted a junk crossing the river and attempted to stop it The junk had 14 Viet Cong aboard who opened fire with small arms and automatic weapons Point White returned the fire and Lieutenant Hickey achieved decisive victory by ramming and sinking the junk Point White killed eight Viet Cong and captured four During the engagement one of the prisoners fell overboard and Lieutenant Hickey dove over the side to rescue the wounded man During the first year of operations in Vietnam the Coast Guard cutters of Squadron One killed or captured 75 Viet Cong boarded 35 000 junks destroyed sixteen junks and one steel hull vessel captured more than 100 tons of enemy weapons and supplies and participated in special operations in support of U S and South Vietnamese forces Lieutenant Hickey later retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf Ronald J Davies Lieutenant Junior Grade Class of 1964 Coast Guard Medal For service as set forth in the following Summary In the early morning hours of April 8th 1966 an urgent radio message was intercepted reporting fire aboard the Norwegian passenger vessel Viking Princess A total of 235 passengers and 246 crew were aboard The Cook Inlet arrived on scene and found Viking Princess fully aflame and apparently abandoned Paint on the outside of the hull was beginning to scorch and blister over large areas from the intense interior heat Lieutenant Junior Grade Davies Cook Inlet s Damage Control Officer was one of the first to board over a 30 foot debarkation ladder hanging from the windward quarter As the Rescue and Assistance Team advanced toward the fire boundary they could see the rivets around the doorway frames glowing in the dark looking like the gates to hell All members of the party voluntarily underwent great peril in proceeding below decks in heavy smoke where routes of access were unfamiliar and the extent of the fire s travel could not be clearly discerned No evidence of survivors was found and after about a half hour the Commanding Officer of Cook Inlet could see from the pattern of smoldering paint on the outside that the fire was advancing beneath the boarding party and ordered their withdrawal No survivors were found on board and after two days it was established that all personnel were accounted for Lieutenant Junior Grade Davies continued his career in engineering and retired at the rank of Captain Download pdf James M Loy Lieutenant Class

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  • Hall of Heroes: Cadet Memorial Wall
    Baltimore Maryland Download pdf Chidozie U Olandu Class of 2005 Baltimore Maryland Download pdf Jonathan K Briese Class of 2001 Burke Virginia Download pdf Kevin R Carpenter Class of 1998 Brentwood California Download pdf Juan Garcia Class of 1996 Yancey Texas Download pdf Julia A Babineau Class of 1982 Westwood Massachusetts Download pdf David S Kingrey Class of 1979 Piqua Ohio Download pdf Daniel T Reed Class of 1976 Woodbridge

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