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MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)
United States Marine Corps
Strength
Detachment
Type
Ground Unit
Years
1941 - 1970
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Members Who Served in MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)

Acosta, Anthony, SSgt
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1998 - 2008
MOS
0431-Embarkation/Logistics & Combat Service Support (CSS) Specialist
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 6th Marine Regiment (3/6)
Home State
North Carolina
Home Town
Not Specified
Aikman, William, Sgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1951 - 1957
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified
Anderson, Earl E, Gen
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1940 - 1975
MOS
9903-General Officer
Primary Unit
USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Home State
Not Specified
Home Town
Not Specified
Brooks, Troyal, Jr., PFC
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1952 - 1958
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
Naval Ammunition Depot McAlester, OK
Home State
Oklahoma
Home Town
Tulsa
Buck, William, MSgt
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1956 - 1980
MOS
4391-Public Affairs Chief
Primary Unit
MCAS Kaneohe, HI, ComCabs West
Home State
Ohio
Home Town
Not Specified
Bufalini, Tony, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1956 - 1958
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10)
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified

MARDET USS Yorktown (CVS-10) Description






















USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10)
is one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. It is named after the Battle of Yorktown of the American Revolutionary War, and is the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name. Initially to have been named Bonhomme Richard, it was renamed Yorktown while under construction to commemorate USS Yorktown (CV-5), lost at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. Yorktown was commissioned in April 1943, and participated in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater of Operations, earning 11 battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation.
 

Decommissioned shortly after the end of the war, it was modernized and recommissioned in the early 1950s as an attack carrier (CVA), and then eventually became an antisubmarine carrier (CVS). It was recommissioned too late to participate in the Korean War but served for many years in the Pacific, including duty in the Vietnam War, in which it earned five battle stars. Late in its career, it served as a recovery ship for the Apollo 8 space mission, and was used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora! which recreated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; and in the science fiction film The Philadelphia Experiment.
 

Yorktown was decommissioned in 1970 and in 1975 became a museum ship at Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. It is a National Historic Landmark.

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