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Eric Van Stralen commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Constellation CV-64
"I was on the Connie from early 1972 until Jan 1975.   We did a couple deployments to the Tonkin Gulf (Yankee Station for the most part) and a trip to Pakistan.   I helped put together the two cruisebooks."
Nov 11, 2015
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USS Constellation CV-64

USS Constellation (CV-64), a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named in honor of the "new constellation of stars" on the flag of the United States.
Nov 11, 2015
Eric Van Stralen commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"I was on the Constellation, pretty far offshore during this op but still awarded the unit citations.   Curiously, my DD214 only shows a few months in 1973 for Viet Nam service, when I made 2 deployments to the Tonkin Gulf prior to that."
Nov 11, 2015
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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.
Nov 11, 2015
Eric Van Stralen is now a member of Navy Veterans
Nov 11, 2015

Profile Information

Rank
Seaman
Enlisted Rating
Seaman
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Constellation and North Island NAS
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
April 17, 1972
End date of your service
January 5, 1975

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