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Name: John Kirk FergusonRank: Commander

Branch of Service: U. S. Navy

Unit:  Served aboard seven different vessels

Specialty: Surface Warfare Officer

Active Duty Dates: July 1957 to May 1981

Armed Conflicts: Vietnam War

Theater of Operations: Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Campaigns: Seven Blue and Brown water campaigns

Decorations & Awards:

Bronze Star w/Combat V, Navy Commendation Medal w/ star, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit

Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/5 stars,

Vietnamese Gallantry Medal w/gold star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/ Palm leaf, Vietnam Staff Service Medal, Vietnamese

Navy Distinguished Service Order Second Class, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal /w device, Pistol Sharpshooter and

Rifle Marksman ribbons.

Speaking Subjects: I was the only skipper of Strike Assault Boat Squadron Twenty in the Mekong Delta, which operated

in the upper Mekong River in the Republic of Vietnam during the 1970 time frame.

Additional Information: I was skipper of the USS Flint (AE 32) in the 1973-1975 time fame. Two deployments to WesPac,

great stories.


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The Mekong Delta Navy