Ames, Richard, EM2

Electrician's Mate
 
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Current Service Status
USCG Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary Rate
EM-Electrician's Mate
Current/Last Rate Group
Electrician's Mate
Primary Unit
1971-1972, EM, Coast Guard Yard Baltimore/Field Testing and Development Unit
Service Years
1968 - 1972
EM-Electrician's Mate

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 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Golden Dragon USCG Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
American LegionCoast Guard Combat Veterans AssociationVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)USCGC Sherman Association
  1999, American Legion [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2000, Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association [Verified]
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2012, USCGC Sherman Association


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Webmaster USCGC Sherman Association
Organizing the USCGC Shermans reunion in Baltimore MD.  Sept 2014
Reunion Website http://www.uscgcshermanassociation.com/ 

 
   
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Vietnam War
Start Year
1955
End Year
1973

Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, a necessary war, or whether it was a noble cause, or an idealistic, if failed, effort to protect the South Vietnamese from totalitarian government.

Summary:

Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese waged an anti-colonial war against France, which received $2.6 billion in financial support from the United States. The French defeat at the Dien Bien Phu was followed by a peace conference in Geneva. As a result of the conference, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam received their independence, and Vietnam was temporarily divided between an anti-Communist South and a Communist North. In 1956, South Vietnam, with American backing, refused to hold unification elections. By 1958, Communist-led guerrillas, known as the Viet Cong, had begun to battle the South Vietnamese government.

To support the South's government, the United States sent in 2,000 military advisors--a number that grew to 16,300 in 1963. The military condition deteriorated, and by 1963, South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Viet Cong. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson escalated the war, commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and committing ground forces--which numbered 536,000 in 1968. The 1968 Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese turned many Americans against the war.

The next president, Richard Nixon, advocated Vietnamization, withdrawing American troops and giving South Vietnam greater responsibility for fighting the war. In 1970, Nixon attempted to slow the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into South Vietnam by sending American forces to destroy Communist supply bases in Cambodia. This act violated Cambodian neutrality and provoked antiwar protests on the nation's college campuses.

From 1968 to 1973, efforts were made to end the conflict through diplomacy. In January 1973, an agreement was reached; U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam, and U.S. prisoners of war were released. In April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to the North, and Vietnam was reunited.

Consequences

1. The Vietnam War cost the United States 58,000 lives and 350,000 casualties. It also resulted in between one and two million Vietnamese deaths.

2. Congress enacted the War Powers Act in 1973, requiring the president to receive explicit Congressional approval before committing American forces overseas.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1970
 
Last Updated:
Jul 9, 2014
   
Personal Memories

People You Remember
CAPT PAUL A. LUTZ, COMMANDING OFFICER
LCDR JOHN I. MALONEY, EXECUTIVE OFFICER
LCDR HARRY J. COUGAN, ENGINEER OFFICER
LCDR ROGER D. WILLIAMS, OPERATIONS OFFICER
LCDR ROBERT S. BORDEN, SQUADRON CHAPLAIN
LCDR THOMAS J. SADDORIS II, USPHS
LTJG JOEL E. KARR
LTJG JOHN D. MCDEVITT
LTJG BRIAN P. KELLY
LTJG DONALD A. KIRKHAM
LTJG PAUL E. PETRY
LTJG DOUGLAS L. COX
LTJG ROBERT C. WISE
ENS CHARLES R. BROWN
ENS PAUL C. JACKSON
CW02 CARROLL F. SCHROEDER JR.
CW02 FRIEND J. CORNELL
CW02 DONALD G. BRAUER
CW02 JERRY D. MURDOCK

SA RONALD ALBINO
EN2 RUSSELL A. ALLYSON
EM2 RICHARD M. AMES
YN3 STUART T. AMES III
TN DAVID A. ANDAYA JR.
TN MANUEL L. ANGELES
FN JOHN A. ARRINGTON
FN MICHAEL D. ASKEW
ET3 ALLAN J. BABINEAU
SA STEPHEN A. BAILLIE
TN JAIME P. BALDUEZA
SN BARRY L. BAUCOM
ET3 THOMAS G. BAUM
SN RAYMOND J. BERGERON
EMl BERNARD A. BLAIR
RM3 THOMAS J. BLAISDELL
RM3 ROBERT C. BRAGDON
EN3 DONALD P. BROOKS
FN SIDNEY BROWN
S03 PETER L. BROWN
S03 DENNIS W. BULA
EN3 BARRY RAY BURKHOLDER
ETN3 DON A. CAPO
DC3 PETER A. CARANGELO
BT3 HAROLD A. CARLE III
ETN2 THOMAS F. CARROLL III
SN IAN D. CHASE
ENC WILLIAM S. CHEEVER
S03 GILBERT D. CLAPPER
ENI JOHN D. CLOGSTON
RD2 MICHAEL A. CONNORS
CS3 FRANCIS J. CORTRIGHT JR.
QMCM SAMUEL E. COX
SK3 JAMES J. CUMMINGS
DC3 JAMES S. DALBECK
SA HENRY C. DAMM
SA JOHN R. DAMPIER
QM2 BARRY L. DANIEL
RD3 PHILIP M. DISTEFANO JR.
SDI BERNARDO C. DIZON
SD2 RODOLFO D. DOLLOSA
BMC JEREMIAH J. DONAHUE
SA DAVID M. FARLEY
QM3 PAUL E. FASTIE
GMC ROBERT J. FEENEY
SN WILLIAM K. FITZSIMMONS
HMC WILLIAM T. FLEMING JR.
TN JUANITO A. FUERTES
SD3 JOSEPH S. GABAT
RD3 DONALD J. GILL JR.
SN MICHAEL A. GIORGILLI
TT3 WALTER D. GLISHKE
SA GEORGE B. GORDON
SA JEFFREY H. GRANT
BT3 MICHAEL F. GREENE
ETN3 ANDREW J. GREENER
GM2 JOHN C. GRIFFITH
ET2 JOHN K. GUNTHER
SA RALPH E. GWALTNEY
SN WILLIAM P. HAMMEL
FNJAMES C. HARPER
RD3 ROBERT F. HATCHER
FN DANNY E. HAWN
RMC JOSEPH A. HEDGES
QM1 MICHAEL D. HENDERSON
SN JAMES P. HIMELSBACH
ENC ARTHUR J. HOWE
S03 KENNETH B. HUNT
SK1 ROBERT D. HUTSON
SN PAUL 0. JACKSON
FN JOHN H. HOWARD
BM1 ROBERT L. KANE
GM3 GABY L. KEEN
ENC FRANKLIN M. KEEZER
QM3 THOMAS D. KITTLE
EN1 OWEN A. KING
SN GLEN D. LABENBURG
RDC JOSEPH R. LAMBERT
SN WILLIAM J. LAMSON
ET1 ALEXANDRE LEGAULT
SK3 JOSEPH J. LEPORACCI
YN3 THOMAS D. LISENBY
BM3 ROBERT W. LOUGEE
EN2 ROGELIO L. LUMIBAO
FA LEON E. LONG
CS2 FEDERICO D. MANUEL
RM3 RICHARD A. MARSHALL
FN ROY C. MARTINSEN
EN1 PETER MASON
DC3 ROBERT R. MCKAY JR.
FN VINCENT P. MCPHERSON
BM2 JAMES A. MEESE
S02 WILLIAM R. MICHELS
QM1 JIMMIE D. MILLER
RM1 RICHARD E. MOISON
SN Roy Mooney
SK3 GENE G. MUMFORD
FT2 LEO R. NUNES
EN3 JOHN J. ONEIL JR.
DCC WALTER T. OSWALT
RM3 PHILIP E. PAQUETTE JR.
FN GEORGE L. PASERO
SN GERALD R. PELOQUIN
SN DAVID S. PETERS
CSC ANTHONY PETRUSAWICH
RM3 DAVID A. PETTERSEN
YN2 RICHARD C. PIPPIN
EM2 GEORGE W. POTTS II
YNC WILLIAM J. QUINAN
RM1 ERNEST F. RACKLIFF
GMI DAVID R. RAYMOND
SN WILFRED REMILLARD
RM1 WILLIAM L. ROBINSON
BM3 CHRISTOPHER S. RODES
SKC EARL A. RYDER JR.
TN TEOFILO R. SABAL JR.
FTC GERALD W. SCHMER
FN JOHN W. SCARBER
BM3 JACK L. SCHNEIDER
FT1 BILLY W. SEAVERS
SN ROLAND J. SOURIOLLE
SN ANSEL D. SMITH
SN STEVEN H. SMITH
CS2 DAVID E. SNOW
SN JOHN E. SPARKS
BMC VERNON T. SPRINGER
FN JACK F. STARKEY JR.
SOC CARL M. STUART
GM3 ROBERT J. STEWART
SD2 ELIGIO A. TALACTAC
ETC KENNETH W. THERIAULT
CSI FERNANDO R. TIONGSON
FN RICHARD E. TRAHAN
FN HAROLD F. TRIPP JR.
EM2 FLORENCIO J. VENTURA
SN STEPHEN P. VIEIRA,
TN FEDERICO C. VILLANUEVA JR.
ET3 JOHNNY M. WATSON
EN1 JAMES M. WILKES JR.
SN PHILIP C. WILLIAMS
SA LEANDER V. WILLETTS
ENC CLIFTON L. WILSON
BM3 HUGH WILTON III
S03 DANIEL P. WITMER
S02 STEVEN A. WOOD
SN TIMOTHY WYSOCKI
S03 CHARLES K. YARMAN
SN RONALD YAWORSKY


Memories
The interdiction of SL3 Steel-Hull Infiltration Trawler, 21-22 November 1970
Full description By Capt Lutz at:
http://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/VTN_Lutz_Sherman.asp

   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  136 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aills, Joel, PO2, (1964-1968)
  • Anderson, Leroy, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Armstrong, Tom, CPO, (1967-1997)
  • Bell, Ross, CAPT, (1956-1992)
  • Brauer, Don, CWO4, (1959-1981)
  • Conklin, Garret, PO2, (1968-1972)
  • Crissey, James, PO3, (1967-1973)
  • Curran, John, CWO2, (1954-1977)
  • Dailey, Christopher, PO1, (1965-1969)
  • Davis, Fred, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • DeLair, Carl J, CPO, (1953-1974)
  • Deschenes, Arthur, PO1, (1965-1991)
  • Doerrer, David, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Erlandson, Dennis, CDR, (1964-1990)
  • Ewald, Michael, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Giancola, Richard, CPO, (1967-1997)
  • Gird, Wm "Sandy", WO, (1965-1987)
  • Glishke, Walt, PO3, (1968-1973)
  • Grant, Jeffrey, SN, (1968-1974)
  • Gray, Robert, PO1, (1963-1973)
  • Griffin, Joseph, CPO, (1967-1988)
  • Hall, Jim, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Harrow, James, SCPO, (1967-1990)
  • Held, Bill, CWO4, (1954-1981)
  • Hill, Gregory, FN, (1969-1973)
  • Hogan, Tom, CPO, (1959-1979)
  • Kessler, Ronald, PO2, (1966-1972)
  • Kilgore, John, CWO4, (1967-1986)
  • King, Philip, PO2, (1966-1972)
  • Kubo, Stanley, CPO, (1965-1982)
  • Larder, Frank, PO1, (1967-2008)
  • Lee, Charles, CWO2, (1965-1991)
  • Lewey, Jr, Horace, PO1, (1959-1970)
  • Liss, John, PO2, (1967-1972)
  • Lowry, William, PO1, (1955-1975)
  • Luppert, Paul, CAPT, (1968-2000)
  • Mallet, Fred, (1968-1995)
  • Mason, Earl, SCPO, (1954-1974)
  • Mayfield, Michael, CWO3, (1973-1991)
  • McCoy, Robert, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • McKenney, Mark D. (Mac), MCPO, (1963-1991)
  • MOHALSKI, JERRY, CPO, (1958-1980)
  • Moyer, David, PO1, (1967-1971)
  • Murdock, Ron, PO2, (1964-1968)
  • Newpher, Erik, SN, (1967-1971)
  • Norris, Edward, CWO4, (1956-1979)
  • O'Neill, Jeremiah, MCPO, (1956-1977)
  • Oldham, James, CWO3, (1954-1980)
  • Ostervold, Bernie, PO2, (1962-1967)
  • Pancoast, Dean, PO1, (1965-1986)
  • Parritt, Leslie C., MCPO, (1956-1982)
  • Partee, Eric, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Risard, Martin, CPO, (1969-1989)
  • Rittichier, Jack Columbus, LT, (1957-1968)
  • Robbins, Stan, PO2, (1960-1973)
  • Romey, Mark, PO2, (1966-1970)
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