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COL JOHN F. CAREY, USMC
FLIGHT LOG ID: 27


Service Date In: 06/01/1937
Service Date Out: 06/01/1965
Date of Birth: 09/04/1915
Aviation Designation: Command pilot
State/College: Macalester College
City, State: Whispering Pines, NC

Highest Personal Decoration or Award

Navy Cross

Theaters/Campaigns

Midway,Korea,Viet

Aircraft

F4F-4
F9F-6
R4D-8
H-19
H-34

Ship/Units/Deployments

VMF-221, 1st MAW, 01/01/42
HMR-161, CO, 01/01/52
HMX-1, CO

Associations/Service Organizations

Golden Eagles
Marine Corps Av Assn
Ret. Officers Assn

Significant Achievements

Led 1st emplacement & recovery of artillery (rocket launchers) in combat by helicopter - Korea 1952. Commanded 1st USMC unit to enter combat in S Vietnam 1962 TU 79.3.5
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