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Richard H. Kerr
a5349 N Lawsonia Pl
Boise, ID 83713-1606
AS to LCDR, USN, 1943-1973
208 938 5314
Enlisted Nov 8, 1943, recruit trng, Great Lakes, Ill; MOMM diesel school, Navy Pier, Chicago, ILL; Amphib Trng, LCTs, Solomons, MD.  Assigned to LCT 1049, proceeded to Hawaii, trained in Hawaiian area; traveled via LST convoy to the area of the Russell Islands, Tulagi, Ulithi and on to the invasion of Okinawa 1 Apr 1945.  War ended, reelisted, transferred Stateside, ended up in Astoria, OR with the mothball fleet.  Decommisioned PC 1254.  While assigned to staff, changed rate from FN(MOMM) to SN, made YN3, YN2, changed rate to PN2, transferred to COMNABNINE, Great Lakes, where promoted to PN1.  Transferred to SDiego for Commissioning of USS Kenneth Whiting AV 14.  From there transferred to COMSERVPAC in Hawaii and made PNC.  Transferred to Minneapolis, MN for tour of recruiting duty. Next duty station was the  decommissioning of USS Rochester CA 124.  Transferred to SDiego for duty with Inspection Team and was commissioned LTJG LDO for Administration. On to USS St. Paul CA 73.  From there to COMNAVAIRPAC Admin  assistant to Capt Conatser.  In 1967 transferred to Philadelphia Navy Ship Yard for duty recommissioning the USS New Jersey BB62.  Best duty I had during my 30 years. The New Jersey was decommissioned 1969; transferred to the Nuclear Weapons Training Center as Personnel Officer.  Promoted to LCDR 1971 and retired 30 June 1973 as Master Chief Personnelman until 8 November 1973 when placed on the retired list as LCDR. 

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