Goat Locker Plank Owner

MSCM(SW) John T. Sparks

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Plank Owner

Enlisted in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 1963

Boot Camp: Great Lakes, Illinois

Permanent Duty Stations

USS Camp (DER-251) 12/63 to 6/66 (Newport RI and Pearl Harbor)

(Old DEW Line pickets and Operation Market Time, Vietnam)

U. S. Naval Station, Key West, Fl. 7/66 to 7/68

USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14) 11/68 to 12/69 (San Diego)

(WestPac Deployment, Vietnam)

Naval Support Activity, Binh Thuy, Vietnam 3/70 to 3/71

USS Orion (AS-18) 3/71 to 7/72 (Charleston)

USS Vreeland (DE-1068) 7/72 to 8/73 (Homeport: Athens, Greece)

Navy Recruiting District, Columbus, OH 9/73 to 2/77

(Field Recruiter/Canvasser in Springfield and Dayton, OH)

USS San Jose (AFS-7) 5/77 to 5/80 (Alameda)

(Command Retention Officer,

Command Career Counselor and Educational Services Officer,

Collateral Duty Public Affairs Officer)

NTC, Great Lakes, Illinois 5/80 to 5/83

(Officer-in-Charge, Enlisted Dining Facility 1128)

First Place, NEY Award, Large Mess Ashore 1983

USS Frank Cable (AS-40) 5/83 to 3/86 (Charleston)

First Place, NEY Award, Large Mess Afloat 1984

Retired March 31, 1986