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David E. Vencil
Years Served: my father (SM1 James J. Vencil) served from 1963 - 1965
I am the oldest son of SM1 James J. Vencil who served during the period annotated above. My father deployed from Treasure Island, California and went to Vietnam. He eventually retired in 1972 after serving as LPO of NAS Boca Chica Security, Key West Florida and then returned to his home, Harlem, NY. He passed away of pancreatic cancer on May 20, 1987 while I was stationed at Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC. He is buried in Calverton, NY in veterans cemetery. We, my siblings and I believe it was actually remnants of agent orange be it that he was a river rat while he was in Nam. I myself retired as an HM1 after 20 yrs of service in 1994. My mother says she has correspondence alluding to a Navy Achievement Medal he was to receive but it isn't documented in the copy of his service record or DD214 that I have. Fair Winds and following Seas.

Sonya Moore Waters
Years Served:

I knew a Lou Vencil stationed at Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, FL in 1979-1980. Are you related to this man? If so, do you know how I might get in contact with him? An email address or phone number? No skeletons....LOL, we were just friends and had mutual friends and I would like to contact him if possible.

Thank you so much,

Sonya Moore Waters

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  • Ran Richardson says...

    Anyone on board in 1953/54 when ship was off the coast of Vietnam/Indochina?

    May 10, 2016

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