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Combat Aircrew Insignia Pinning Ceremony

Patriots' Grove

NAS Jacksonville, Florida

18 June 1998


ADMIRAL
ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR.,
U.S. NAVY, RETIRED Zumwalt

Admiral Zumwalt was born in San Francisco in 1920 and grew up in Tulare, Calif. He was valedictorian of his Tulare High School class of 1938, and a cum laude graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1942. He is married to the former Mouza Coutelais-du-Roche of Harbin, Manchuria, and has two sons and two daughters. (His eldest son, Elmo Russell Zumwalt, III, Esq., a naval officer in Vietnam, died of Agent Orange-related cancer in August 1988.)

At age 44, Admiral Zumwalt became the youngest officer ever promoted to rear admiral. At age 49, he became the youngest four-star admiral in U.S. history. He was promoted over 35 senior admirals to become the youngest man ever to serve as Chief of Naval Operations.

Admiral Zumwalt initiated wide-ranging reforms in a dramatic effort to revitalize the Navy. His famous "Z-grams" modernized the Navy and made Navy careers much more attractive. Time hailed Admiral Zumwalt as "the Navy's most popular leader since World War II." As the Navy's senior officer, he increased the fighting capabilities of the dwindling United States fleet by outfitting remaining ships with more sophisticated and efficient weapons.

Admiral Zumwalt was commander of U.S. Forces in Vietnam from 1968-1970. In 1976, he ran as the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Virginia.

Admiral Zumwalt was a Governor of the American Stock Exchange from 1979 until 1985 and is the author of two books. On Watch(1976) recounts his Navy career and warns Americans about the Soviet naval threat. My Father, My Son(1986) was co-authored by his late son and is an account of their Vietnam experiences and the tragedy that resulted.

The citation awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom states: The President of the United States of America awards this Presidential Medal of Freedom to Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt,Jr.,USN,(Ret.) In both wartime and peacetime, Elmo Zumwalt has exemplified the ideal of service to our nation. A distinguished veteran of World War II and Korea, he served as commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Vietnam and rose to become the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in 1970. As CNO, he worked vigorously to improve our sailors' quality of life and devoted himself to eliminating discrimination in the Navy. In a life touched by tragedy, he became a great champion of veterans afflicted by ailments related to service in Vietnam. For his dedication, valor, and compassion, we salute Bud Zumwalt.

----The White House, January 15, 1998



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*NATIONAL ANTHEM
NAVY BAND, JACKSONVILLE
MU3 MADLYN J. BUGAY, U.S. NAVY

*INVOCATION
CHAPLAIN KARL A. KISH, U.S. NAVY

WELCOME
MR. DENNIS CALDWELL
PRESIDENT, HAL-3 SEAWOLF ASSOCIATION

WELCOME
CAPTAIN DICK CATONE, U.S. NAVY(RET)

REMARKS
REAR ADMIRAL KEVIN F. DELANEY, U.S. NAVY
FORMER, COMMANDER, NAVAL BASE, JACKSONVILLE

REMARKS/AWARDS PRESENTATION
ADMIRAL ELMO R. ZUMWALT, JR., U.S. NAVY(RET)
FORMER CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS

*BENEDICTION/NAVY HYMN
CHAPLAIN KARL A. KISH, U.S. NAVY

HELICOPTER FLYOVER

21-GUN SALUTE

TAPS

* GUESTS PLEASE RISE


Combat Aircrew Wings Recipients

Paul AlbertineJames FullerRonald Paletta
John AndresFrank GaleJohn Perry
Dominick BasileThomas W. GanttJames Piccolo
David J. (Zeke) BauerFrank GazarekJim Plona
Calvin BeachCharles Henry GoldbinJames Prater
William P. BennettDwight T. GranlundGeorge Proffitt
Kenneth Ray BerryhillOllie James GrossTerry Purington
Bob BliesnerAnthony J. Guptaitis, Jr.Jose Pablo Ramos
Phillip BogueRichard L. HammerJohnny Ratliff
Paul BohnJohn L. Harris, Jr.Raymond Douglas Robinson
Lloyd Lane BowlesWilliam HartingTony M. Rogers
Alexander BrazalovichDan HigginsAnthony Salvatore
James J. BrennanHoward JacobsMichael E. Schafernocker
Darryl BrownKeith JasmannHenry S. Schieb
Richard Lee BrownThomas G. JessenWilliam M. Schieber
Shayne BusbyEugene W. JoenksFrank A. Schultz
Frank ByrdLarry Richard JohnsonAlfred W. Scott
Larry Charles CadyJames A. JonesRobert Seaman
James W. CarneyDan KellyTom Shelly
Gill Lester CarterEarl KennedyLarry Shropshire
John B. Jack CarterRandall KlujWilliam Shultz
Russell L. CarterRoland Leo L'HeureuxWilliam F. Simmons
James N. Catling, Jr.Roy LaBarrerWilliam R. Simpson
Richard ChaffeeRon La SotaDennis Slunaker
Brian M. ChaseNelson A. Buz LandyDon R. Smith
Rodney G. Chelius, Jr.Jerry P. LassiterBarry Solomon
Roger Dale ChildersRandy LindbergFred Stark
Robert J. ChristensonCarl LudwigDon Stedman
Jack CoanJohn P.LynnDouglas D. Taylor
Marcus W. Cocke, Jr.Brian P. MallonJoseph S. Taylor
Charles E. CollettTerry L. MaplesSam A. Taylor
Lloyd Alford ConeAnthony MarinaccioGray Templeton
Thomas ConklinRobert McCluskeyTom Thalmann
Harold Edward CowenMark McGregorJoseph Versace
George Tom DeckerMiguel MelendezWayne J. Walin
Richard DeckerRichard MeussnerJames Arthur Wall
Jan DialHoward Michael MeuteBarry Waluda
Mike W. DobsonDave MilbourneFred Wellhouser
Michael J. DraperFrank E. MillerTom Williams
Newton EarlTerry MizeJack O. Williamson
Steve EgsgaardJoe D. MondayPaul C. Willingham
Gary L. ElyCharles MorrisAlan L. Wilson
James EnnisBrian MungerGlenn Wilson
Davd E. Red FairbanksJames H. MeyersDennis Michael Wobbe
John FanelloGilbert A. 'Tony' NelsonMike Woodward
Mike FargherRobert F. NunesRobert Earl Worth
Donald Fred FeeAllen W. NutterMike Worthington
Bill FlaridaTom OlbyDouglas E. Wozniak
Tom FlynnTom OlezeskiCharlie Yelton
Wilber Dale FrahmEdward Louis Ott IIIRon Young
Jerry L. FrankJames B. Page, Jr.Francis D. Zuhlke
David Frazier


IN HONOR OF

HELICOPTER ATTACK (LIGHT) THREE

KILLED IN ACTION

Patrol

LT Abrams, John LeonLCDR Johnson, Robert Dennison
AT1 Arnold, Robert JosephAT3 Johnson, Stephen Ayer
LTJG Barden, Arnold WinfieldADJ3 Meute, Howard Michael
AO1 Bowles, Lloyd LaneLT Mulcany, John Martin
AMH3 Brown, Richard LeeLTJG Norris, Kenneth Earl
ENS Burke, James Francis Jr.LTJG Ortiz, Antonio Olivarez
LTJG Buzzel, Richard H.ADJ1 Ott, Edward Louis III
ADJAN Carter, Gill LesterAN Page, George Merritt
LTJG Castle, Hal Cushman Jr.LTJG Pawlowski, Edward W.
AOAN Childers, Roger DaleLTJG Pederson, William A.
AMS3 Cone, Lloyd AlfordADJ3 Ramos, Jose Pablo
LCDR Cover, Lawrence LeroyAEC Ratliff, Johnny
AMS1 Cowen, Harold EdwardLTJG Reardon, Richard John
ADJ2< Fee, Donald FredAMH3 Robinson, Raymond D.
AMS1 Frahm, Wilber DaleLTJG Romanski, James Henry
LTJG GIlliam, Thomas EdwardADJ2 Rush, George J. Jr.
ADJ2 Goldbin, Charles HenryAO2 Schafernocker, Michael
LTJG Gollahon, John DavidLTJG Suhr, Alfred H.
AO1 Gross, Ollie JamesAO3 Wall, James Arthur
LTJG Hart, Joseph FelderATR2 Winters, Walter Ray
AMS1 Johnson, Larry RIchardAMS3 Wobbe, Dennis Michael

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy"