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Joseph Martini Lahr


Enlisted January 1961, served a 23 year career in WestPac with the exception of service schools, served on USS Hector (AR-7), USS Ajax (AR-6), USS Oriskany (CVA-34), USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). Served two consecutive tours as an advisor in Vietnam, first with the RVN Coastal Patrol Force at An Thoi, Phu Quoc island, medevac'd for non-combat injury. Extended for a second tour with the RVN River Assault Groups out of Can Tho. Served as CR Division officer on the USS Blue Ridge as ComSeventhFleet was permanently embarked. Medevac'd to Bethesda for heart surgery, restored to full duty after recovery and took one tour at NAVCOMMSTA Keflavik, Iceland before retirement. During my career, I also did one tour of duty at NAVCOMMSTA Japan, NAVRADSTA (T) Totsuka, Japan, NAVCOMMSTA Guam and DCA Far East, Yokota AB Japan.

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