NAVAL PERSONNELThis search can retrieve all Navy personnel regardless of Unit of Assignment. IN-COUNTRY NAVY fell into two groups, those assigned to Marine Corps units and those who were not.Navy personnel assigned to Marine Corps units can be found using major organization 'III MAF' and the DATE field to establish the +/- 10 day window.Before US Naval Forces Vietnam was established in March 1966, non-USMC Navy personnel came under 'MAAGV' or later 'MACV'. Afterwards, non-USMC sailors came under 'USNAVFORV'.Although subordinate to NAVFORV, the Riverine Forces came under Task Forces 115, 116, or 117 - so you can use 'TF 115', 'TF 116', or 'TF 117' in the Task Force field to isolate them.Alternately, you can use only the DATE window and Service Branch 'Navy' - but doing so will retrieve all Navy losses, regardless of assignment.'BLUE WATER' Naval forces came under 7TH FLEET, which was divided into separate Task Forces. TF 70, TF 72, TF 73, TF 74, TF 75, TF 76, TF 77, and TF 79 all took casualties; of these TF 77 (the Carrier Attack Force) had the most.Although the TF designator or ship name (USS AMERICA, etc) can be used for search purposes, in most cases it probably will be easier to use '7TH FLEET'.One should remember that Marines serve aboard ships, and 34 of them died while under command of 7TH FLEET. In addition, three Air Force exchange pilots died while assigned to 7TH FLEET squadrons. Since this search section defaults to 'All Services' it will retrieve these 37 men as well as Navy personnel.A maximum of 100 matches will be returned.
'Center' Date is required and must be entered with leading zeros - 01/01/1968. Center on Month ==> Day ====> Year ===> Enter desired Unit (or select Service Code)