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Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"No need to apologize, Jeff.  The amendment can't be found in any current drafts, so it's quite reasonable to conclude it's gone and forgotten.  We must simply wait and see if Senator McCain decides to drop his resistance or…"
yesterday
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Jeff, thanks for the message and support. I just talked to Congressman Graves' office, and it seems House Amendment 566 isn't dead yet, but surely we have no help from the Senate. I'm stunned to learn the main roadblock is from…"
yesterday
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Jeff Purits — I agree. I’ll try to find out who is the Senate holdout. Meanwhile, I’d like to hear from anyone in this forum who might disagree with extending eligibility for the Vietnam Service Medal to sailors and marines who…"
Oct 4
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"News about VSM for Endsweep veterans.  The amendment passed the House, but someone in the Senate objected, so it isn't in the Senate version of NDAA.  The Senate opponent claims "the slippery slope" if VSM is awarded to…"
Oct 4
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mike Ayer, I just learned that your guy (Congressman LoBiondo) recently payed a call on my guy (Congressman Graves) in support of VSM for Op. End Sweep. Looks like your email prompted an active response. Once again, THANKS!"
Jul 28
Michael Austin and Jeff Puritz are now friends
Jul 24
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mike Ayars, thanks for writing to your congressman.  It truly helps.  "
Jul 21
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mark Chambers, the Vietnam Campaign Medal (green and white) was granted by the Republic of Vietnam but was considered an authorized foreign medal by the USN.  Might be difficult for the Republic of Vietnam to retroactively award the medal to…"
Jul 21
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mark Chambers, the NDAA amendment  is meant to allow sailors who hadn't been awarded VSM but participated in Operation End Sweep the opportunity to apply for the medal.  DoD ended eligibility for VSM on 28 March 1973, but of course…"
Jul 21
Michael Austin left a comment for Jeff Puritz
"You're welcome, and I hope you and many others will get some long overdue recognition from this. Last time I talked to the Congressman's office, we had some support from around the House and some in the Senate, including another…"
Jul 16
Mark Chambers and Michael Austin are now friends
Jun 27
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mike Ayer, Thanks for the support. I'm not well versed in the legislative process, but as I understand, Op. End Sweep medals could become a part of the next National Defense Authorization Act, just as the problem with Ops. Frequent Wind and…"
Apr 21
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Information of interest to those who served directly aboard one of the TF 78 ships or on ships providing direct support near Haiphong Harbor, especially for sailors or marines who joined the party in Vietnam a bit late (after March '73).…"
Apr 12
Michael Austin 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.
Apr 12
Michael Austin joined Paul Barger's group
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Treasure Island Naval Station

this island in San Francisco has been many different commands. It was created for the 1939 worlds fair.
Mar 30
Michael Austin commented on Douglas Karr's group RTC Orlando
"Invited to RTC Orlando for boot camp on Christmas Eve 1970, where the new boots were greeted with champagne, barbeque and smiling, friendly faces.  Well, maybe not.  Onward to ET-A in Treasure Island and eventually the mighty USS Kansas…"
Mar 30

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Electronics Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
Treasure Island, Vallejo, Long Beach, Alameda
USS Kansas City (AOR-3)
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
July 20, 1970
End date of your service
September 24, 1976

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At 4:52pm on March 30, 2017, ronald lee shaffer said…

Welcome aboard mate we're so glad your here>

Ronald L. Shaffer AMH-3/PO-3

 
 
 

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