Burks, Earl, Cpl

Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
 
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Corporal
Current/Last Primary MOS
6114-Helicopter Mechanic U/AH-1
Current/Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Previously Held MOS
6112-Helicopter Mechanic CH-46
Primary Unit
1975-1975, 9th MAB
Service Years
1972 - 1976

Corporal

 
 

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 Unofficial Badges 

Boeing Vertol Rescue Pin


 Military Association Memberships
USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke)
  2000, USMC Combat Helicopter & Tiltrotor Association (PopASmoke) [Verified]


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Member of ILWU #98
International Longshore Foremen/Walking Boss Union
Local 98
Seattle/Tacoma Washington
For an update since the Marines go to my website and click on
"about shaggyda"
   
Other Comments:
Wrote the Book
"The Diary: The Last Combat Mission Of The Vietnam War"
Will be re-released 2009
This is a story of my Helo YT-20 buno# 154812 the last helicopter and crew to leave Vietnam during the Fall of Saigon after the remaining forces of the U.S.Embassy were flown to safety.
"15 minutes of Fame": Last person to leave the Vietnam War.
   
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  1974-1974, 6114, USS New Orleans (LPH-11)



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 USS New Orleans (LPH-11) Details

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USS New Orleans (LPH-11) was an Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship in the United States Navy. She was the third Navy ship to be so named, and is the first named for the Battle of New Orleans, which was the last major battle of The War of 1812.

New Orleans was laid down on 1 March 1966 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was launched on 3 February 1968 and sponsored by Mrs. Arthur A. De la Houssaye. She was commissioned on 16 November 1968 with Captain G.M. Even in command.

Iwo Jima Class Amphibious Assault Ship (Helicopter):
Laid down, 1 March 1966, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 3 February 1968
Commissioned USS New Orleans (LPH-11), 16 November 1968
Decommissioned, 1 October 1997
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 23 October 1998
Final Disposition, to be used as a target.
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Specifications:
Displacement 11,000 tons (lt.), 18,474 t.(fl)
Length 592'
Beam 84', Flight Deck 105'
Draft 27'
Speed 22 kts.
Complement 667
Troop Accommodations 2,157
Aircraft 25 helicopters
Armament (as built) four 3"/50 AA guns, (modifications) two 3"/50s removed and replaced with eight cell Sea Sparrow BPDMS launchers, two Phalanx CIWS added, Sea Sparrows later replaced with two 25mm chain guns
Propulsion two 600 psi boilers, one geared steam turbine, one shaft, 22,000 shaft horsepower.      

LPH-11 Deployments - Major Events

   
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1966       Keel Date: 1 MAR 1966
at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
FEB 1968       Launch Date: 3 FEB 1968
NOV 1968       Commissioned: 16 NOV 1968
MAY 1969 - SEP 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1969 - MAR 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - SEP 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1970 - JAN 1972 Caribbean
JUN 1970 - FEB 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1971 - FEB 1971 Apollo 14 Spacecraft Recovery
JAN 1971 -     Shellback Initiation - 27 JAN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1971 -     Shellback Initiation - 27 JAN 1971 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1971 - NOV 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - OCT 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1971 - JUN 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1971 - JUN 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - JAN 1975 West Pac
OCT 1972 - MAR 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1973 -     Shellback Initiation - 21 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1973 -     Shellback Initiation - 21 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1973 -     Shellback Initiation - 21 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1973 -     Shellback Initiation - 21 JAN 1973 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1973 - SEP 1973 Spacecraft Recovery
JAN 1974 - FEB 1974 Spacecraft recovery
JAN 1974 - APR 1975 West Pac
MAR 1974 - DEC 1974 West Pac
JUN 1974 -     Shellback Initiation - 2 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1975 - JUL 1976 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1975 - JUL 1976 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1975 - JUL 1975 Spacecraft Recovery
JUL 1975 - MAR 1976 West Pac
JUL 1975 - JUL 1976 West Pac
JAN 1976 - AUG 1976 West Pac
MAY 1977 - AUG 1977 West Pac
MAY 1977 - AUG 1977 West Pac
JUN 1977 - JUL 1977 Middle Pacific
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1977 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1977 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1977 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac
OCT 1978 - OCT 1978 Nicaragua Central America Pacific 1978
MAR 1980 - NOV 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean
SEP 1980 -     Shellback Initiation - 2 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1980 -     Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1980 -     Shellback Initiation - 2 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1980 -     Shellback Initiation - 2 SEP 1980 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1981 - JAN 1981 Tiger cruise
FEB 1981 - DEC 1981 Dry Dock
JAN 1983 - JUL 1983 West Pac
APR 1983 -     Shellback Initiation - 20 APR 1983 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1984 - DEC 1984 West Pac
JUL 1984 -     Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 1984 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1985 - DEC 1985 operation cobra gold medical operation assisting thailand
JAN 1986 - JUN 1986 West Pac
APR 1986 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 APR 1986 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1986 -     Shellback Initiation - 25 APR 1986 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1988 - DEC 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG 1988 -     Shellback Initiation - 11 AUG 1988 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1988 -     Shellback Initiation - 11 AUG 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1990 - JAN 1993 Somalia
JAN 1990 - NOV 1991 Desert Shield
DEC 1990 - AUG 1991 Desert Storm
JAN 1991 - JAN 1993 Somalia
JUN 1991 - JAN 1993 Somalia
AUG 1991 -     Shellback Initiation - 2 AUG 1991 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP 1993 - MAR 1994 West Pac-Indian Ocean
SEP 1993 - MAR 1994 Somalia
SEP 1993 - MAR 1994 West Pac-Indian Ocean
OCT 1993 -     Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1993 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1993 -     Shellback Initiation - 11 OCT 1993 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1995 - DEC 1995 West Pac
NOV 1995 -     Shellback Initiation - 10 NOV 1995 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1997 - MAY 1997 West Pac
APR 1997 -     Shellback Initiation - 27 APR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1997       Decommissioned: 31 OCT 1997
Type
Surface Vessel
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Ships At Sea
Strength
Amphibious Assault Ship
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2009
   
   
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6 Members Also There at Same Time
USS New Orleans (LPH-11)

Gosser, Richard, Cpl, (1971-1974) 61 6101 Corporal
Callahan, Frank, 1stSgt, (1959-1987) 99 9999 Staff Sergeant
Daily, Dennis Michael, SSgt, (1965-1977) 1 0182 Sergeant
Moore, Jack, SSgt, (1971-1991) 3 0311 Corporal
Moore, Charles, Cpl, (1973-1977) Private 1st Class
Powell, Richard, Sgt, (1972-1976) Corporal

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