PO2 Michael Martin

PO2 Michael Martin

Dates of Service: Jan 1970 - Jan 1974
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  • SR Mar 70
  • SA Aug 70
  • SN Feb 71
  • PO3 Aug 71
  • PO2 Jan 72

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I joined the Navy because I didn't want to get drafted and sent to Viet Nam. Didn't work, still got to go there but not as an SK. I was in CIC, 12 on 12 off. I grew up really fast, if not your dead. I was a kid. I enlisted when I was 17 1/2 The Brown Water Navy is definitely more challenging and a whole lot noisier and dangerous, but anytime your in country, it's a crap shoot. God willing i'm home

Military Experiences

Aug 1972 - Jun 1973
Mainly combat services. Advisors to the SVN
Mar 1970 - Jun 1971
Combat Information Center (CIC)
Patrol the water ways to engage any boat that didn't comply with the instructions of the day. I was married 23 yrs and my wife never knew what I did in the service, this was by choice. Don't feel like I am ignoring you if you ask a question and I dont answer, thats just me.


(2 years, 3 months)
Aug 1972 - Jun 1973
Vietnam ribbon
Vietnam War
CIC. I really don't talk about this time in the service, it's just me. I feel better if I dont say anything. My philosophy, if you were there, you already know, if you weren't, read about it. Most Vets who were there, don't talk too much about it except a close knit group. It's only something you can talk about with a very close person. no offence
Mar 1970 - Jun 1971
Vietnam ribbon
Vietnam War
Patrol the water ways to engage any boat that didn't comply with our instructions. Most of the times we saw the same people but when we run across someone we haven't seen before, we took our time and did a thorough search and recover. Most were clean because they knew if they let us search them and we found something not right,it's the end for them

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Apr 1970 - Oct 1970

Storekeeper "A"

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 1971 - Mar 1971

Oct 1970 - Jan 1971

NBC Warfare


Nov 1972

NBC Warfare

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
Prefer not to say

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1974 - 1975

TRW Vidar

Job/Skill Training, Material Control Planner