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Watson, Gregory Alton

Rank and Name, Yeoman Third Class Gregory Alton Watson.

Unit/Placed in, USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Carrier, United States Navy.

The rank Yeoman means,

A petty officer in the US navy performing/concerned with signaling and clerical duties on board ship.


Gregory is born approx. on 13 Dec. 1946 in New York, New York.

Father, Alton Watson.

Mother, Jaqueline (Freeman) Watson.


Gregory enlisted the service in New Jersey with serial number # 108115.


Gregory died after heart Surgery from a perforated ileum aboard the USS Coral Bay somewhere in South Vietnam from his Heart Attack on 3 Nov. 1967, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60’s clasp.


Gregory is buried/mentioned at George Washington Memorial Park,

Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA.


Thanks to, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MRDH-M9P

Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org


Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/

USS Coral Bay (CVA-43) Carrier
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Three Soldiers Vietnam War Memorial Statue
Gregory Alton Watson
His rank Yeoman Third Class
USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) Carrier