Beckwith, William James, GM2

Gunner's Mate
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Current Service Status
USCG Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary Rate
GM-Gunner's Mate
Current/Last Rate Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
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
Voice Edition
GM-Gunner's Mate

 Official Badges 

Marine Investigator Badge

 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

Cold War Medal 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 (President) (Angelica, New York) [Verified]6 - Chap. Page
  1990, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified]12 - 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, Addicted Commodore Computors 1982, HP & Dell last 20+, VACP SMC-L1 100% disabled, all tied to Agent Orange 68-69 related medical issues. Main item is AO-"Parkinson's Disease", personally I'm doing great, we've lost "3" crew members, all with disease's atributed to "Agent Orange", that's a lot, three out of a 11 man crew. We've lost 2-Ischemic Heart Disease 1 in 2004, 1 in 2005 and 1-"MDS" bone marrow cancer 2014. The entire crew has "AO" disabilities, if it is slowly killing so many of us USA Vets, what is it doing to Vietnam's population?
Other Comments:
Units :USCG Recruit Training Center Cape May Group Base Boston  WAGB-279 EASTWIND Boston CG Training Center GM A School Groton  WHEC-64 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-Da Nang Sasebo Japan USN shipyard NAVSUPACT-SASEBO   Pt League  82304  10/11-12/28/68 Pt League 82304 SEALORDS & SCATTOR Training Program RVNS Navy 2-5/69 Squadron#1 Div-13 HQ spare boat crew 'WIA' 4/17/69  U.S.C.G. Explosive Loading Supervisory School 'ELD'   U.S.C.G. Marine Port Safety Station Concord maa ELD  USN  & USMC  base names   NWS NAVWPNSTA  Seal Beach North NAVMAG  Port Chicago
Rank : Petty Officer Second Class

RankInsignia : Gunner's Mate
MOS : Gunner's Mate w/ELD at MPSS & maa
Years : 5/1966 - 5/1970
GoodConduct:1hr late Rochester-Boston flight 12/67 NJP no GC
Country: United States
Location: NWS CG Marine Port Safety Station ELD, Concord, Calif.

 Remembrance Profiles -  40 Coasties Remembered
  • Adams, Daniel [Dan], PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Akers, Frances Jean, PFC, (1969-1970)
  • Akers, Gerald Wayne, SP 5, (1967-1969)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Beckwith, Charles Robert, SGT, (1946-1955)
  • Beckwith, Eugene Gerrard, PO2, (1951-1955)
  • Beckwith, Frank Wellington, T/4, (1939-1945)
  • Beckwith, James Elmer, SSgt, (1940-1949)
  • Beckwith, John Edward, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Beckwith, Kathleen Margaret, PO2, (1943-1945)
  • Beckwith, William David, M/Sgt, (1939-1945)
  • Beckwith, William, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Benkert, William, RADM, (1940-1978)
  • Bernard, Charles J. J., PVT, (1893-1896)
  • Clark, Richard Harold, PFC, (1946-1947)
  • Crowley, John, SCPO, (1957-1988)
  • Demarco, Joseph, PO3, (1974-1978)
  • Dorsey, Brian, PO1, (2001-2012)
  • Durrance, Robert [Bobby], CPO, (1958-1978)
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1966, Boot Camp (Cape May, NJ), I/6322
 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 (WPG-64) USCG Group BostonCG Marine Safety Units
Coast GuardCoast Guard Training Center AlamedaUS NavyCG Squadron 1/Squadron One - Division 11
CG Squadron 1Coast GuardCG Squadron 1USCG 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 (WPG-64)
  1967-1968, GM, USCG Group Boston
  1967-1968, GM, USCG Captain of the Port Boston
  1967-1968, GM, CG Base Boston
  1968-1968, GM, Coast Guard Training Center Alameda
  1968-1968, GM, NTS/Camp Pendleton
  1968-1968, GM, SERE
  1968-1968, GM, NavPhib School, Coronado, CA
  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, 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
  1966-1967 Operation Deep Freeze (Antarctica)59
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign1
  1968-1968 Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign1
  1968-1969 Vietnam War1
  1968-1969 Operation Market Time37
  1968-1969 Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign31
  1969-1969 Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign/Operation Market Time
  1969-1969 Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign1
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