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  • Grand Prairie, TX
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Battleship

Started Jan 26 0 Replies

My dad who turns 95 this year was on the BB 43 (Tennessee) as a gunners mate. He was a loader in the 16” guns and also in the 20mm & 40’s. 21 engagements against the Japs and he only had 4…Continue

 

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Naval Support Activity Da Nang

Da Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there.See More
Feb 1
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Battleship

My dad who turns 95 this year was on the BB 43 (Tennessee) as a gunners mate. He was a loader in the 16” guns and also in the 20mm & 40’s. 21 engagements against the Japs and he only had 4 ribbons. I used to attend his reunion but most are gone now. A model of his ship is at the Nimitz museum.
Jan 26
peter joseph bono commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"i was sent here in 1972-723 tad while my ship uss butte was operating in haiphong harbor, i was detached to go to the river patrol boats out of danang up by hanoi for search and rescue and surveillance, had some close calls lost a few guys but i…"
Jan 25
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Naval Support Activity Da Nang

Da Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there.See More
Jan 25
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Naval Support Activity Da Nang

Da Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there.See More
Dec 21, 2018
Dave Vickery commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"Howdy group!  Served at the US Navy hospital south of Danang 65-66.  Ran the warehouse for food supplies, and got to know good people.  Lots of Marines (wounded and otherwise), and helicopter base just across the road.  VC…"
Dec 17, 2018
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Naval Support Activity Da Nang

Da Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there.See More
Dec 17, 2018
Ray Norton commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"I was at Tien Sha from Aug. 69 until July 1970.  I was in TSP Security, then NSA Investigations.  I will be at the NSA/NSF Danang reunion in Kississime, Fl at the end on April.  Please visit my website, www.texasvietnamvet.com ;"
Apr 7, 2018
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Naval Support Activity Da Nang

Da Nang Air Base (1957–1975) was a Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF) facility. The United States used it as a major base during the Vietnam War (1959–1975), stationing Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine units there.See More
Apr 7, 2018
Cary Chapman commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"Sorry for the bad pictures.  they were actually 35 millimeter slides.  I don't remember why I got my pictures back as slides.  They were developed when I was in Danang.  Don't remember where it was done unless maybe at…"
Mar 14, 2018
Cary Chapman commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"I found these two pictures from AFDL-23.  As I said we took in the big civilian tug "Naca Tacoma" It was as big as the Navy's YTB. With about two feet of water left in the dock basin, the thing fell over.  It must have made…"
Mar 13, 2018
Andrew J. Coker commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"Gaylin, is there a link with information?"
Mar 9, 2018
Gaylin Russell King commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"Are you aware of the reunion coming up April 30th - 5 May in Kissimmee, Fl.  This is for anyone who served at NAS/NSF DaNang.  I can’t make it this year but I’am hoping next year I’ll be able to go.  "
Mar 9, 2018
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Mar 9, 2018
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Mar 9, 2018
Lon Bennett commented on Gaylin Russell King's group Naval Support Activity Da Nang
"When I was at Tien Sha, open barracks,no chow halls,nothing. Later on I heard there were clubs,movies etc. We showered in buckets."
Mar 9, 2018

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Enlisted Rating
Yeoman
Where were you or your family stationed?
North Island 1967; DaNang, Vietnam 68-69; Rota, Spain 69-71; Houston Reserve Center, Reserves 71-76; VP-94 New Orleans 77-80; VR-53 NAS Memphis, Tx 80-83; NRC Dallas, Tx 83-86; Treasure Island, Ca 87; NAS Dallas, Naval Intelliegnce Command 88-93; Retired Jan 93
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
June 15, 1967
End date of your service
January 3, 1993

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