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  • Asheville, NC
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Jeff Puritz commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Happy 2018 fellow Endsweep Vets! I think this year we should somehow coordinate with the aMayaguez Vets, since we were lumped together with them anyway.They also pushed a regular bill as well as an NDAA amendment. Somehow we must coordinate with…"
Jan 18
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Nothing new as of mid-January, Commander.  I think we have a good sponsor in my congressman (Graves - LA), as well as a few others in the House and Senate he brought into the issue.  We got the amendment passed through the House this past…"
Jan 16
Robert Michael Cosgrove commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Anything new?  I could show you all letters I wrote to my senators and reps 30 years ago.  Could also show the condescending replies..."Thank you so much for contacting me.  Blah, blah, blah."  Nothing has changed on…"
Jan 16
Robert Michael Cosgrove joined Mark Chambers's group

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.
Dec 8, 2017
Alton Ray Adams commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mike and Jeff, I've been a member of this site since I joined. I have recently retired and I'm just getting back to following this group. Everything I have read and followed is what the two of you are doing to help those who served during…"
Dec 7, 2017
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Jeff, thanks for the nice words and holiday wishes.  I also hope our shipmates and their families enjoy the holidays. There isn't a single person in government worthy of worship:  never has been and never will be.  I  agree…"
Dec 7, 2017
Jeff Puritz commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Mr. Adams you got a big heart man! Happy holidays to you and yours. Michael-same thoughts go out to you. Compared to the Viet Man days of old, today's problems, like North Korea seems so muc So in closing Happy Holidays to all shipmates…"
Dec 6, 2017
Alton Ray Adams commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Thanks for the info. I’ll start hammering my state reps to get off their butts and support this bill."
Dec 6, 2017

Profile Information

Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Personnel Specialist
Where were you or your family stationed?
RTC Orlando
NavSta, Guantanamo Bay
Mine Warfare Force, Charleston, SC
Veteran of Foreign War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
August 27, 1971
End date of your service
June 30, 1975

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At 9:39am on September 22, 2017, Glen e mcclain said…


the information you provided was great.  I must have miss read you article.  I was never in country or had boots in the ground in vietnam.  I was on three operations during  the periods from 1973 to 1975.  I guess i will have to wait on congress to pass the bills for blue  water sailors during the vitenam war.  There are couple 299 and 696.


may you always have fair weather and calm winds

At 10:49am on September 20, 2017, Glen e mcclain said…


my name is glen mcclain i was reading your article on operation end sweep i was curious what information did you provide to the Compensation and Pension section of the VA . I was on the USS VanCouver LPD-2 during this operation  end sweep  in April thur June 1973, in the area of Hai Phone Harbor and Batak River  in addition to the evacuation of South Vietnam and Cambodia.

At 1:04am on December 14, 2008, Douglas Karr said…
Welcome Aboard Mark! Thank you for your service in Vietnam.

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