Beckwith, Bill, PO2
Gunner's Mate
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USCG Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class (E-5)
Current/Last Primary Rate
GM-Gunner's Mate
Current/Last Rate Group
Gunner's Mate
Current/Last Duty Station
1969-1970, GM, NWS - NAWS - NAD - NOD - NavMag/Port Chicago
Previously Held Rate
SR-Seaman Recruit
SA-Seaman Apprentice
Service Years
1966 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Coast Guard Certificates
Golden Shellback
Order of the Ditch
Order of Magellan
Order of the Ditch
GM-Gunner's Mate

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Vietnam Combatant-Craft Crewman Badge Domain of the Emperor Penguin Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club USCG Honorable Discharge

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Order of the Golden Dragon Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Shellback

Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
Post 414Military Order of the Purple HeartCoast Guard Combat Veterans AssociationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
CG Sea Veterans of AmericaCoast Guard Together We Served
  1970, American Legion, Post 414 (Life Member) (Angelica, New York) [Verified]5 - Chap. Page
  1990, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]9 - Assoc. Page
  1998, Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association [Verified]8
  2000, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified]7 - Assoc. Page
  2000, CG Sea Veterans of America - Assoc. Page
  2016, Coast Guard Together We Served1

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Medically retired, Computer Addicted 32 yrs +, VACP SMC-L1 100% disabled, all tied to Agent Orange related medical issues. Main item is AO-Parkinson's Disease, enough medically defective items to be at 300%. I'm doing great but we have lost "3" of our crew to Agent Orange issues, thats a lot out of 11 man crew. We've lost 2-Ischemic Heart Disease in 2004 & 2005 and 1-"MDS" bone marrow cancer in 2014.
Other Comments:
Units :USCG Recruit Training Center Cape May Group Base Boston  WAGB279 EASTWIND Boston CG Training Center GM A School Groton  WHEC64  ESCANABA  NewBedford,    COTP-PSU Group Boston maa 
US Navy S.E.R.E. Training Center  Fleet  Airborne  Electronics  Warner Springs  29-Palms  Coronado Camp Pendleton USCG Squadron 1 Training Center Alameda Squadron#1 Pt Young 82303  AnThoi-CatLo  Squadron#1  Pt League  82304  Cat Lo-Cam Ranh Bay  Da Nang   Sasebo Japan  USN shipyard   NAVSUPACT-SASEBO   Pt League  82304  10/11-12/28/68 
Pt League 82304 SEALORDS SCATTOR Training Program RVN Navy 2-5/69  Squadron#1 Div-13 HQ spare boat crew 'WIA' 4/17/69   USCG Explosive Loading Supervisory School 'ELD' Concord,  ELD/PSU Concord maa USN USMC names NWS NAVWPNSTA Sealbeach Port Chicago
Rank : Petty Officer Second Class

RankInsignia : Gunner's Mate
MOS : Gunner's Mate w/ELD-PSU USCG
Years : 5/1966 - 5/1970
GoodConduct : 1hr late weekend flight Rochester to Boston in winter
Country: United States
Location: NWS NAVWPNSTA Port Chicago Concord, Calif.

 Remembrance Profiles -  10 Coasties Remembered
  • Adams, Daniel [Dan], PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Beckwith, Frank Wellington, T/4, (1939-1945)
  • Beckwith, James Elmer, TSgt, (1940-1948)
  • Beckwith, Kathleen Margaret, PO2, (1943-1945)
  • Beckwith, William David, S/Sgt, (1939-1945)
  • Beckwith, William Henry, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Benkert, William, RADM, (1940-1978)
  • Durrance, Robert [Bobby], CPO, (1958-1978)
  • Slade, Thomas Richard, PO1, (1963-1969)
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1966, Boot Camp (Cape May, NJ), I/6323
 Duty Stations
Coast Guard Training Center Cape MayUSCG Group BostonUSCGC Eastwind (WAGB-279/NRFB)(GM) Gunnersmate A School
US Coast Guard Training Center Avery Point Groton, CTUSCGC Escanaba (WHEC-64/NLUR) USCG Group BostonMSO's - Units
Coast GuardUS NavyCoast Guard Training Center AlamedaCG Squadron 1/Squadron One - Division 11
Coast GuardCG Squadron 1Coast GuardCG Squadron 1
USCG Marine Safety Detachment Concord
  1966-1966, SR, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
  1966-1966, SA, USCG Group Boston
  1966-1967, SN, USCGC Eastwind (WAGB-279/NRFB)
  1967-1967, GM, (GM) Gunnersmate A School
  1967-1967, GM, US Coast Guard Training Center Avery Point Groton, CT
  1967-1967, GM, USCGC Escanaba (WHEC-64/NLUR)
  1967-1968, GM, USCG Group Boston
  1967-1968, GM, USCG Captain of the Port Boston
  1967-1968, GM, CG Base Boston
  1968-1968, GM, Formal Schools/SERE
  1968-1968, GM, Coast Guard Training Center Alameda
  1968-1968, GM, CG Squadron 1/Squadron One - Division 11
  1968-1968, GM, USCGC Point Young (WPB-82303)
  1968-1968, GM, USCGC Point League (WPB-82304)
  1968-1968, GM, NAVSUPACT/Sasebo
  1968-1969, GM, CG Squadron 1
  1968-1969, GM, CG Squadron 1/Squadron One - Division 13
  1968-1969, GM, USCGC Point League (WPB-82304)
  1969-1969, GM, CG Squadron 1/Squadron One - Division 13
  1969-1969, GM, Formal Schools/Explosive Loading School
  1969-1970, GM, USCG Marine Safety Detachment Concord
  1969-1970, GM, NWS - NAWS - NAD - NOD - NavMag/Port Chicago
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign1
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign1
  1968-1969 Vietnam War1
  1968-1969 Operation Market Time37
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign31
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign1
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