Donald “Don” B. Christenson, GM2c, USNR, WWII, Destroyers

Name: Donald (Don) B. Christenson

Rank: Gunners Mate Second Class

Branch of Service: U. S. Naval Reserve

Unit: USS Wickes, DD 578

Specialty: Naval Gunnery

Active Duty Dates: December 1943 to May 1946

Reserve Duty Dates: Same (Active Reserve)

Armed Conflicts: WWII

Theater of Operations: South Pacific

Campaigns: Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Battle of Leyte Gulf, Philippine Landing with General MacArthur, Recovery of Corregidor and Okinawa.

Decorations & Awards: Navy Unit Cittation, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Meda; , WWII Victory Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal

Speaking Subjects : Sea Battles on a Destroyer