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Assigned: USS Mansfield / Task Group 95 in DesROn 9
Highest Rank: Seaman
Entered Service: 1/25/1951
Exited Service: 4/5/1956
Foreign Service Length: 21 Months
Continental Service Length: 23 Months
Location of Service: Korea, California
Gender: male
Basic Training: San Diego, California
Military Position: Radarman
Place of Separation: Long Beach, California
From City: Delphos
From State: Ohio
My War Stories
  
  1/1951 Enlisted in Naval Reserve January 25, 1951 in Lima, Ohio while a senior in High School.
  2/1952 Discharged from Reserve Feburary 1952 in order to enlist in Regular Navy.
  4/15/1952 Inducted into the Navy in Columbus, Ohio. Sent to San Diego, California for 13 weeks of boot camp. After boot camp he was sent to destroyer base in San Diego and assign to clerical work.
  8/27/1952 8/27/1952 sent aboard the destroyer USS Mansfield as Treasure Island, San Fransico in operations division as a Radarman (Operations Specialist).
  8/28/1952 Ship departed for Korea. USS Mansfield operated off east coast of Korea, noth of 38th parallel with task group 95 in DesRon 9.
  8/1954 Shipped to home port Long Beach, California. He was sent to radar school at Treasure Island from August to October 1954 graduating 9th in class of 40.
  4/5/1956 He was discharged April 5, 1956 at Long Beach Naval Station, Long Beach, California.

My War Awards
  • Korea Defense Service Medal
  • Korean Service Medal (2 bronze stars.)
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Navy China Service Medal
  • Navy Good Conduct Medal
  • Presidential Unit Citation (South Korea)
  • United Nations (UN) Korean Service Medal
My War Pictures
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  USS Mansfield (DD-728). Serviced in Korea War to provide gunfire support and escort services. Led the division into Inchon Channel, bated shore batteries to show themselves. USS Mansfield (DD-728). Serviced in Korea War to provide gunfire support and escort services. Led the division into Inchon Channel, bated shore batteries to show themselves.