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Mike Ayars
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  • Mullica Hill, NJ
  • United States
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Mike Ayars commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"I wrote my congressman: Representative LoBiondo: I urge you to support section 566 of HR2810. I am a veteran of Operation End Sweep. This operation cleared the mines the US laid in a number of North Vietnamese ports. It has come to my attention that…"
Jul 21
Mike Ayars commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mark, you beat me to the punch. I pulled out my DD214 and sure enough, I have the VSM listed. It did not list the additional bronze star, but the medal I have has it. I agree those who participated in End Sweep should have it. It may be…"
Jul 21
Mark Chambers and Mike Ayars are now friends
May 26
Mike Ayars commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Michael, I reached out to my congressman and he could not find a record of this in their electronic system. My congressman is Frank Lobiondo (R-NJ). He is very supportive of veterans in his district. Can you provide any contact information for…"
Apr 20
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
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
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
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Mar 18, 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.
Mar 18, 2015
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USS Fearless MSO-442

USS Fearless (AM/MSO-442) was an Aggressive-class minesweeper. She was the third USN ship to carry the name.See More
Mar 18, 2015
Mike Ayars is now a member of Navy Veterans
Mar 18, 2015

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Operations Specialist
Where were you or your family stationed?
COMOMCOM
USS Fearless MSO442
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
January 8, 1970
End date of your service
December 15, 1973

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