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CLASS of 1965

Name:     
Dietrich, Thomas
 
 
Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps
 
 
Year of Discharge: 1971
 
 
Rank at Time of Discharge: Sergeant E-5
 
 
Service Record: 
 
February 1967-April 1971 Service Period. 
 
Deployed aboard USS Vermilion LKA-107 Amphibious Attack Transport and USS Guadalcanal LPH-107 Amphibious Helicopter Carrier with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 from Marine Corps Air Station New River as part of Carrier Ready Group CARIB 1-70. 
 
Deployed to Marble Mountain Air Facility, Quang Nam province. Republic of Viet Nam. Served at MMAF with Headquarters & Maintenance Squadron 16 as an Aviation Electrician and with the Purple Foxes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 as an aerial gunner (Browning M2). 
 
Awards: 
Marine Corps Good Conduct 
National Defense 
Republic of Viet Nam Campaign 
Republic of Viet Nam Meritorious Unit Commendation Gallantry Cross 
Air Medal w/4 Bronze Strike Flight Numerals 
Viet Nam Service w/1 Bronze Star device 
Meritorious Unit Commendation 
Navy Unit Commendation 
Republic of Viet Nam Civil Action Unit Commendation 
Combat Aircrew Wings w/3 Stars 
Rifle Expert Badge (M-14)
 
 
 
Personal Update: 
Previously: Marine, mobile,public safety and home electronics installation with C. W. Rogers, Manasquan. Mobile and public safety electronics installation with Frequency Plus, Inc., East Brunswick. 
Presently: Police dispatch with Borough of West Long Branch.
 
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