SCOUTS AND RAIDERS Bucklew, Phil Hinkle

John Robertson

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Staff member
  • SURNAME
Bucklew
  • FORENAME
Phil Hinkle
  • UNIT
Scouts and Raiders
  • RANK
Ensign + Lieutenant,junior grade
  • NUMBER

  • AWARD
Navy Cross with 1 Gold Star,Silver Star,Croix de Guerre avec palm (Fr)
  • PLACE
Sicily 1943 (NC) Salerno,Italy 1943 (SS) Normandy 1944 (2nd NC,CdG)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 18.12.1914 Columbus,Ohio
graduated Columbus North High School
attended Xavier University,Cincinnati
professional football player
entered service 8.12.1941 (USNR)
commissioned Ensign
Scouts and Raiders
Sicily (Op.Husky) July 1943 (Lt jg)
Salerno (Op.Avalanche) September 1943
Normandy 1944
China 1945
left Navy 1946
graduated Columbia University (Ph.D.)
returned to service 1948
Lieutenant Commander 1955
OC NSWG 1 (Seal Team 1,UDTs 11 & 12,BSU-1) 1962-67
served in Vietnam
Navy Department,Pentagon 1967-69
retired 1969 as Captain
also awarded Legion of Merit and Bronze Star (date/place ?)
consultant,Swiftships (shipbuilding company)
married Helen Nagel 1946 (died 2004)
died 30.12.1992 Fairfax,Virginia
Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Section 8 Site 10174
 
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