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Bradley Gordon Matthews
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Mike Ayars replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"That does sound like Lt McCoy. Great photo, and great story. Thanks, Mofo! McCoy was a great guy to work for/with. Have you ever written any memoirs of that experience? I had one published in Silent Defenders some years ago. "
Feb 21
Mark Chambers replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Picture taken at Vinh Army Base inside hut where late End Sweep negotiations were held. You will recognize Adm McCauley, Commodore Vecchione and Lt. McCoy at the far end of the table.  That's our interpreter, Mr. Yellin out of Saigon,…"
Feb 21
Mark Chambers replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Hi Mike,  Glad you remembered the old Mofo.  FYI - I'm in the middle of an Agent Orange claim and using that picture from Vinh as a basis for my claim.  Hai Phong, Cam Pha and Hon Gai are all listed as AO areas...and the Tripoli…"
Feb 21
Bradley Gordon Matthews left a comment for Ronald P Fleeger
"Keep trying I finally got the VA to conceded my Agent Orange exposure since they updated the shipslist to show that the Tripoli operated in costal waters close enough to Vietnam shore to be  considered exposed to AO. Also since we were in…"
Dec 26, 2015
Mike Ayars replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Very few of us went ashore, and it was only in North Vietnam, and only on the coast, and only twice. I'm confident in saying there was no AO exposure to the End Sweep personnel. It would help to know where your spouse was during End Sweep (what…"
Jul 19, 2015
Ronald P Fleeger replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"My spouse served in HM -12 during Operation End Sweep  Is there actual proof of Agent Orange Exposure during this operation?? He suffers from several things that are AO related, the latest being Parkinson"s Disease. Just starting to figure…"
Jul 19, 2015
Bradley Gordon Matthews replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Thanks to both of you, I believe this will help "
May 28, 2015
Mike Ayars replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Ahh, the old Mofo indeed! Nice to hear from you. Since you signed my DD214, I see your name periodically.  You do, in fact, remember my role well, which also included replacing Combat Chris's Air Control lead. I'm in South Jersey. It…"
May 27, 2015
Mark Chambers replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Brad, I don't know if they would accept this information from Wikipedia, but here's a link to a history of the Tripoli which includes two full paragraphs discussing Tripoli and End Sweep: …"
May 27, 2015
Mike Ayars replied to Bradley Gordon Matthews's discussion Help with a VA Claim in the group Operation End Sweep
"Brad, I have a copy of "Operation End Sweep", written by Tensor Industries at the direction of the Mine Warfare Office of NavSeaSysCom. It deals almost exclusively with mine sweeping operations. Tripoli is mentioned twice, once when she…"
May 27, 2015
Bradley Gordon Matthews added a discussion to the group Operation End Sweep
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Help with a VA Claim

My name is Brad Matthews, I  was on the Tripoli from August of 72 until August of 73, I was attached to S-7 as DP Tech, but also served as Mess Decks Master at Arms and later as a Master at Arms under the Chief Master at Arms ( a very large Hawiian Master Chief who's name I cannot remember).Since our government was somewhat lax in keeping records, my records don't indicate that the Tripoli replaced the New Orleans as REAR ADM McCauly's Flag Ship in June of 73 and that the Tripoli was located in…See More
May 27, 2015
Bradley Gordon Matthews joined Mark Chambers's group
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Operation End Sweep

On 27 January 1973, American and North Vietnamese officials signed a protocol to the Paris agreement that called for the United States to neutralize the mines that the Navy had dropped in North Vietnam's coastal and inland waterways.
May 27, 2015
Bradley Gordon Matthews left a comment for Bradley Gordon Matthews
"Looking for others who were on board AUG 72 to AUG 73."
Mar 3, 2015
Bradley Gordon Matthews left a comment for Bradley Gordon Matthews
"Looking for others who may have been on board at same time (August 72 thru Aug 73)i"
Mar 3, 2015
Bradley Gordon Matthews updated their profile
Mar 3, 2015
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Mar 2, 2015

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Enlisted Rating
Data Processing Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
1969-71 Lakehurst, NJ 1972-73 USS Tripoli LPH 10 out of San Diego
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
August 26, 1969
End date of your service
May 7, 1975

Served in Operation End Sweep TF 78 Sailed from SD March of 73 ended up in Hiaphong Harbor as Admirals Flag Ship. Served on ships MAA force.    

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At 6:23pm on March 3, 2015, Bradley Gordon Matthews said…

Looking for others who were on board AUG 72 to AUG 73.

At 6:22pm on March 3, 2015, Bradley Gordon Matthews said…

Looking for others who may have been on board at same time (August 72 thru Aug 73)i

 
 
 

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