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    Remembering A Navy Legacy during the Tet Offensive [Image 1 of 2]

    Remembering A Navy Legacy during the Tet Offensive

    Stressing a nautical knotted point…retired Chief Boatswain Mate Jerry Irvine emphasizing to Naval Hospital Bremerton leadership, Capt. Cathy Wilson, commanding officer and Command Master Chief Sean Crane, on the need to consider holding classes to share the art of nautical knot work to young Sailors. Which he did for a number of years as one of the command’s unofficial adopted sons before passing away, March 26, 2017, at age 82. During his active duty years, which included three tours in Vietnam and extensive action during the Tet Offensive which started 55 years ago, January 31, 1968. Irvine was smack in the midst of the offensive which would drag on until September, launched by the North Vietnamese Army as a coordinated invasion of the south. He was mentioned prominently in numerous dispatches, received the Gallantry Cross (Vietnam) and the Bronze Star, with Combat “V” for valor, for meritorious achievement in connection with operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force while serving in the Republic of Vietnam, from September 20, 1967, to September 18, 1968 (Official Navy photo by Douglas H Stutz, NHB/NMRTC Bremerton public affairs officer).



    Date Taken: 08.31.2004
    Date Posted: 01.31.2023 17:39
    Photo ID: 7610899
    VIRIN: 080710-N-HU933-2799
    Resolution: 1316x901
    Size: 486.97 KB
    Location: BREMERTON, WA, US 

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