The Truman Year
My Life in the U. S. Navy, 1948 - 1953

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Clyde, Francis Patrick, Jr.; SK3, USN

   Enlisted as Dental Recruit on 6 July 1948 in Anderson, Indiana and completed four years, eleven months, and 26 days in the United States Navy of which three years, five months were served at sea or in foreign service. He received and is authorized to wear the following medals, ribons, awards: United Nations, Korean Service, and Good Conduct Medal. His most significant duty station was NSD, Guam, M. I. He was honorably discharged and recommended for re-enlistment.1

    06 July 1948 Enlisted in Navy at Anderson, Indiana

    12 July 1948, Assigned to Company 248 at U. S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.

    22 August, 1948, Granted visitor's pass to meet with his father and family

    28 March 1949 Dental Apprentice (DA) to Seaman Apprentice (SA)

    16 June 1950 Seaman Apprentice (SA) to Seaman (SN)

    16 October 1950 Seaman (SN) to Storekeeper Seaman (SKSN)

    16 April, 1950 Storekeeper Seaman (SKSN) to Storekeeper Third Class (SK3)

    16 November 1950, Assigned to Naval Supply Depot, Storage Branch, Guam, M. I. - Storekeeper in charge of building 1-8, containing Ship Store Stock, Class 25.

    09 April 1951 to 8 June 1951 Nav Schol, Storekeeper, NTC, San Diego, California

    01 October 1951 to 04 October 1951 - Granted leave for "rest and recreation"  from USS Estes, AGC-12 at Yokosuka, Japan. Leave address: YAMANAKA HOTEL, 3 1/2 hours from Tokyo, Japan.

    17 December 1951 - Plan Of The Day, USS Estes, AGC-12: Letter from Captain Lee Yoon Hong, Chief of Women's Police, Inchon, Korea.

    25 December, 1951 - USS Estes, AGC-12, Christmas day dinner at Yokosuka, Japan.

    27 December, 1951 - USS. Estes, AGC-12, Enlisted Men's Christmas party at the Enlisted Men's Club, Yokosuka, Japan.

    16 February 1952 to 17 February 1952 - Granted liberty from USS ESTES, AGC-12. Liberty address: Yokosukashi, Yonegahama, Yokosuka, Japan. Curfew from 2400 to 0600.

    16 April 1952 - F. P. Clyde appointed Storekeeper Third Class. Captain R. W. Wood presented Pat with his petty officer's "crow" and stripe while aboard USS Estes AGC-12 on 22 April, 1952.

    14 May 1952 - Lee Nee Yoon, interpreter, translator, and language instructor mentioned in newspaper clipping. USS ESTES AGC-12 crew and others helped pay for Lee's education at Lynchburg College.

    10 June 1952 - F. P. Clyde transfered from USS ESTES, AGC-12 to USS LENAWEE, APA-195 for duty.

    31 July 1952 - USS ESTES to USS LENAWEE forward of Good Conduct Medal, first award for F. P. Clyde.

    01 July 1953, Honorably discharged from the United States Navy.


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