• CLASS of 1965

    Name:     
    Dietrich, Thomas
     
     
    Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps
     
     
    Year of Discharge: 1971
     
     
    Rank at Time of Discharge: Sergeant E-5
     
     
    Service Record: 
     
    February 1967-April 1971 Service Period. 
     
    Deployed aboard USS Vermilion LKA-107 Amphibious Attack Transport and USS Guadalcanal LPH-107 Amphibious Helicopter Carrier with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 from Marine Corps Air Station New River as part of Carrier Ready Group CARIB 1-70. 
     
    Deployed to Marble Mountain Air Facility, Quang Nam province. Republic of Viet Nam. Served at MMAF with Headquarters & Maintenance Squadron 16 as an Aviation Electrician and with the Purple Foxes of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 as an aerial gunner (Browning M2). 
     
    Awards: 
    Marine Corps Good Conduct 
    National Defense 
    Republic of Viet Nam Campaign 
    Republic of Viet Nam Meritorious Unit Commendation Gallantry Cross 
    Air Medal w/4 Bronze Strike Flight Numerals 
    Viet Nam Service w/1 Bronze Star device 
    Meritorious Unit Commendation 
    Navy Unit Commendation 
    Republic of Viet Nam Civil Action Unit Commendation 
    Combat Aircrew Wings w/3 Stars 
    Rifle Expert Badge (M-14)
     
     
     
    Personal Update: 
    Previously: Marine, mobile,public safety and home electronics installation with C. W. Rogers, Manasquan. Mobile and public safety electronics installation with Frequency Plus, Inc., East Brunswick. 
    Presently: Police dispatch with Borough of West Long Branch.