• CLASS of 1965

    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). 
    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.