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Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Unfortunate but not unexpected news. The effort to have the NDAA include Operation End Sweep for VSM eligibility is done and without success this year.  I just got a call from Congressman Garret Graves informing me that the Senate killed…"
Jul 25
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Greg E Allen, I agree with you about the conscientiousness of wearing the VSM emblem when you weren't awarded the official medal.  I wouldn't do it.  However, Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club isn't an "official" medal. …"
Jul 19
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Jeff, thanks for pointing out the incorrect date for the end of VSM eligibility.  You 're right about the date as 28 March instead of 23 March.  Well, hell, after 45 years of neglect, what's another five days, huh? Also thanks…"
Jun 8
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Thanks Greg.  Hope you find something useful or at least interesting in the files."
May 23
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"My comment two notches down was meant for James E. Flore but I wrote Greg.  Apparently I have trouble with names these days as I've already abused Mike Ayars name and probably others.  Couldn't be an age-related problem ... could…"
May 23
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"For anyone interested, my congressman's L.A. for Vets Affairs turned up some correspondence showing that Admiral McCauley put some notable effort into establishing a campaign medal for Operation End Sweep.  No such luck.  CNO, SecNav…"
May 22
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Thanks for the offer, Greg.  Anyone who sailed into the combat zone of Vietnam on or before 23 March 1973 was already eligible for the VSM.  Some of us didn't join Operation End Sweep or visit the combat zone until after that date,…"
May 22
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Greg, I've sent some information that may be of help.  First time I've used the NavyVets site's messaging system, so please let me know if you didn't receive it."
May 22
Greg E Allen and Michael Austin are now friends
May 22
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Welcome, Greg. E. Allen, Thanks for pointing out that those of us who came to the party during the Operation End Sweep phase do not have Indochina Service marked on the DD214.  To be honest, I have ignored this on my own DD214, perhaps because…"
May 22
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
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
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Hi Mr. Adams, Sorry to hear about your problems with the VA, but none of us are surprised.  It's an old, sad story. The Operation End Sweep/VSM issue discussed in this forum may not be much help with VA benefits, especially concerning…"
Dec 4, 2017
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Jeff, here's the latest.  We were unsuccessful in having an amendment included in the NDAA for this fiscal year.  The House of Representatives had our amendment firmly in place, but during the conference process it was struck from the…"
Dec 4, 2017
Michael Austin commented on Mark Chambers's group Operation End Sweep
"Nothing to report so far, Jeff. Congressman Graves’ office promises to keep me update, and they’ve been good about that. I call occasionally just to check up, which I did just recently. I wish I had some good news, but at least I have no…"
Oct 26, 2017
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…"
Oct 16, 2017

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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