UDTs Stone, Guy E.

John Robertson

Staff member
Guy E.
  • UNIT
U.S.N. UDT-12
  • RANK
Chief Ship Fitter (SFC)

Navy Cross
Mekong Delta, South Vietnam 1970
from Leesville ,Louisiana
773 Tank Bn, Louisiana National Guard 5.10.1950
served in Korean War until 1952
re-enlisted US Army
jump school, Fort Benning, Georgia
7 Special Forces School (1 year)
demolition training
USS Burton Island
diving school
USS Glacier (diver) (Seaman)
graduated UDT Class 26
EODT school
master explosive ordnance technician
served in Vietnam
shore duty New Orleans
discharged in Charleston, South Carolina
married Alice in Philippines (1 son)


Navy Cross : The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Chief Shipfitter Guy E. Stone, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism on 27 January 1970 during operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. Engaged in clearing a graveyard of booby traps for a detachment of Underwater Demolition Team TWELVE (UDT-12) during a bunker-destruction sweep near the Vinh Dien River, Chief Petty Officer Stone suddenly discovered eight of the enemy hidden in the grass. The hostile troops opened fire with automatic weapons and began hurling hand grenades. Yelling a warning to the other members of his team, Chief Petty Officer Stone, without a weapon at that moment, took cover behind a mound and proceeded to direct the fire of his companions. Subsequently, in the face of the hostile fire, he raced to within fifteen feet of the enemy and hurled three grenades into their midst. Observing two of the enemy soldiers retreating, he again exposed himself to the hostile fire to borrow a weapon from a team member and shoot the fleeing soldiers, accounting for a total of six enemy dead and two captured. Chief Petty Officer Stone's instinctive reactions saved two United States and two Vietnamese Naval personnel in his team from certain death. His exceptionally courageous and heroic actions and selfless efforts on behalf of his team members were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


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