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  •  A fuller picture of the Alabama vet's service (4+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, jimstaro, BlackSheep1, Zwoof
    The following is biographical data on Jimmy Lee Dykes provided by the U. S. Navy:

    Name: Jimmy Lee Dykes

    Age: 65

    Home of Record: Midland City, AL

    Date Enlisted: October 8, 1964

    Date Discharged: January 10, 1969

    Rank/Rating: Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Third Class – AZ3

    Date of Rank: October 16, 1967

    Duty Station:

    Naval Station Treasure Island, CA  10Jan69
    Fleet Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1, Atsugi, Japan

    Awards and Decorations

    Navy Unit Commendation
    Meritorious Unit Commendation
    Good Conduct Medal
    National Defense Service Medal
    Vietnam Service Medal

    WFSA

    Thought I'd drop the info here for folks to consider, if so inclined.
    •  Thanks for that. (4+ / 0-)

      Between his rate, AZ3, and a quick reading of VQ 1 (his unit)'s history, he most likely served as a clerk at the Da Nang airfield sometime between December of '65 and November '67.

      Things often got pretty hairy around there then, but mostly from "incoming." As a Navy Aviation Maintenance Adminstrationman it's highly unlikely he ever saw a VC after dark, or a PAVN in uniform.

      “Perhaps the most 'spiritual' thing any of us can do is simply to look through our own eyes, see with eyes of wholeness, and act with integrity and kindness.” Jon Kabat-Zinn

      by DaNang65 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 at 07:40:46 AM PST

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