FRANK RE III, born in White Plains, NY on July 7, 1948. He joined the USN on August 25, 1966. His first duty station was the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31). He made two Vietnam cruises before volunteering for service with river patrols boats. He underwent training for PBRs at Naval Inshore Operations Training Center, California and Vietnamese Language School in Coronado, CA.
Assigned to RIV DIV 593, Iron Butterfly, March 8, 1969 to January 1,1970. He transferred to the Naval Advisory Group MACV on January 1, 1970 and completed tour of duty on February 18,1970.
His rank at the time of discharge was GM3/c. He received the Bronze Star with Combat V, Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star and Combat V, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver and five Bronze Stars, Presidential Unit Commendation Ribbon, RVN Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Medal Color with Palm), RVN Meritorious Unit Citation (Civil Actions Medal, first class color with Palm).
He owned and operated PBR Services, a printing company established in July of 1987, and he resides in White Plains, NY with his wife, Nancy, and son, Joseph.
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